Rumble Fish 1983 Ages 15+

8.30PM Fri 16 Apr 2021 (1hr 34mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Rumble Fish will screen from a 2K digital restoration.

'One of the Coppola’s most overtly stylized works, Rumble Fish uses its breathtaking black and white, Koyanisqaatsi-inspired time-lapse photography and propulsive original score by The Police’s Stewart Copland to evoke a dream world of alienated youth. A beautiful postmodern art film, Rumble Fish is wonderfully uncertain of its time and place, stranding glittering icons of Fifties Americana - pool halls, flickering neon signs - within an Eighties post-industrial wasteland. The stylistic bricolage shapes the performances too, with Matt Dillon channeling Method Acting as a young man infatuated with the enigma of his self-absorbed brother, played with whispering intensity by a Marcel Camus-meets-Marlon Brando modeled Mickey Rourke. The late Dennis Hopper makes a poignant appearance as the absent even when present father who proves that the center inevitably cannot hold.'  Harvard Film Archive

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOUR, STEREO, 94 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA / SCRIPT: S E HINTON, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY S E HINTON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: STEPHEN H BURUM / EDITOR: BARRY MALKIN / STUNT COORDINATOR: BUDDY JOE HOOKER / PROD CO: ZOETROPE STUDIOS, HOTWEATHER FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 2K DCP