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His business is pleasure!
Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.
Growing up, I always thought Venetian blinds where the height of sleazy sophistication, and I'm pretty sure this film is to thank for introducing the trend. This film is incredible, stylistically. Giorgio Moroder's score is a thing of beauty, oozing opulence and decadence and offering a backdrop for the seedier side of night-time Los Angeles. I would steal Lauren Hutton's wardrobe in an instance, and - let's face it - perhaps even Richard Gere's.
The film looks and sounds amazing, and the first 45 minutes are thoroughly enjoyable, but once the murder plot sets it, the film becomes a terrible caricature. Is it supposed to be suspenseful? The film is casually homophobic and misogynist, and there is little attention for…
There is quite a bit I do not know about "American Gigolo." For one thing, I can't tell if the film is misogynistic and homophobic, or just so melodramatic that all of its characters seem a bit like caricatures. I also can't quite tell if the film is legitimately well made, or just so strange that I can't help but become absorbed by it. But one thing is for sure: I was never bored by this movie.
Fueled with a synth score that may feel awfully out of place but is pretty damn good, "American Gigolo" is a moody piece of melodrama fueled by surprisingly decent lead performances. Many of the supporting players do a bad job here, but Richard…
American Gigolo is another of Paul Schrader's "God's lonely man" films. His quartet being Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Light Sleeper and The Walker. They are a fascinating set of films, as much for their flaws, as for their successes. They are character studies of opaque, egotistical demons, increasingly pathetic and less dangerous with age. They mirror Schrader himself, and his own career. American Gigolo is the second of quartet and the first directed by Schrader. The film is built around two magnetic aspects, Richard Gere's preening, marvellous central performance and Giorgio Moroder propulsive and unbeatable score. People went crazy for Nightcrawler last year (a weak, overcooked faux-satire almost rescued by an unblinking Gyllenhaal) however the whole film and more is…
Almost a forgotten masterpiece.
Until the final 15 minutes of this movie I was thinking that I rediscovered a 1980’s film that was under-appreciated and possibly lost in the drudgery that was 80’s cinema. Then the ending derailed the movie enough that I am tempted to give it a negative review.
Written and directed by Paul Schrader, who also wrote classics like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ as well as directing Auto Focus and Affliction, this movie depicts the life of a high class male escort living in L.A. in the early 80’s. The movie’s plot focuses on a murder that the protagonist, Julien as played perfectly by a young and sexy Richard Gere, is…
Richard Gere > Rob Schneider
Whereas Schrader's previous two films "Blue Collar and "Hardcore" feel extremely 70's in their griminess, "Gigolo" steps up the style exponentially basically serving as the blueprint for endless films, music videos and especially advertising in all of it's surface level polish and sleekness. Sexy camera movements, good looking people, expensive things this is the kind of movie that makes you want to do a bunch of cocaine and spend money, that is until the money runs out and your ass gets framed for some weird murder...
This was a part that was shopped around to a number of actors including John Travolta and Sylvester Stallone (!) but really Gere is the only one who could pull this role off. Never…
Ha qualche monentaccio, ma nonostante gli anni resta stilisticamente sontuoso, con la sua Los Angeles malaticcia e paludata che fa pendant con quella di Drive.
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woahz. was not expecting this, but still rather enjoyed it?
idk, i also really loved the blondie call me score thing going on.
sexy, scandalous, cheesy, and yeah, i'm for it.
Did Julian ever get those paintings put up on the walls of his apartment? The suspense!!!
Film that catapulted Richard Gere to stardom and was very trendy at the time.
The soundtrack is great and features "Call Me" by Blondie, but frankly the film has nothing much besides being a snapshot of the time.
Stylish with good visuals and an interesting premise but the execution comes off overly long and boring.
You know there's something off when a two hour long movie only gets interesting in the last half hour.
অনেকদিন পর সিনেমা দেখলাম। গতকালই বলছিলাম সোহানকে যে সেই ২০ তারিখের পর আর ছবি দেখা হয় নাই। American Gigolo এর কথাই বলছিলাম। সোহান Mishima দেখবে বলল। আর দুইজনই বাচ্চাদের মতো মার্টি আর শ্র্যাডারের কথা বলছিলাম। বলছিলাম, একদিন অমন হতে পারলে আসলে আর কিছু চাই না। সিনেমাতো একা একা বানাতে গিয়ে ছাইপাশ বানিয়ে ক্রেডিট নেওয়ার চেয়ে বেশি কিছু, সিনেমা ভালোবাসায় ঘেরা একটি বিষয় আমাদের জন্য। যাই হোক, শ্র্যাডারের Mishima আমার খুব প্রিয়। তার আগে তার পরিচালনা নিয়ে অতো ধারণা ছিল না। তার লেখা Taxi Driver আর Bringing Out the Dead দেখেছি। দুনিয়ায় শ্রেষ্ঠ চিত্রনাট্যকারদের একজন শ্র্যাডার। আর American Gigolo একারনেই খুব গুরুত্বপূর্ন একটি সিনেমা। জুলিয়েন পেশায় দেহব্যবসায়ী। সিনেমায় আমরা এতো বেশি মেয়েদেরকে এই চরিত্রে দেখে অভ্যস্ত যে এই ছবির টাইটেলই ছবিটার…
Paul Schrader inverts his Taxi Driver formula with another story of a loner in a profession that puts him on brief, intimate terms with strangers, this time in LA instead of NY. Starts out as a stylish character piece (dig that Giorgio Moroder score!) but loses its way when Richard Gere's Julian is accused of murdering a client. The plot quickly gets dull after that, but the combination of early '80s grit and glitz is compelling enough to carry you through, if you're into that sort of thing.
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A thriller with zero thrills.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…