"I'm gonna take you to the bank, Senator Trent. To the blood bank!"
Muddled plotting and bad characterization hamper "Lightning Stikes Twice" but visually it delivers some remarkable noir moments and the typically bombastic score by Max Steiner greatly aids in the melodrama. Biggest problem is the complete lack of appeal of the source of the tales mystery Richard Todd. He has zero chemistry with lead Ruth Roman (she fares a lot better) and his character is ludicrous residing on a cliff (no tent, no supplies) for a large portion of the story.…
I had somewhat of a William Faulkner marathon earlier this year reading around 10 of his novels and a bunch of his short stories. Few of the plotlines cried out for screen adaptation especially not the at times incredibly challenging (at times incomprehensible on first reading) masterworks like "Sound and the Fury", "Absalom, Absalom" and "As I Lay Dying". Of the books I read of his "Intruder in the Dust" and "The Reivers" were by far the most straightforward in…
Infamously bad erotic thriller is more notable at this point for its amazing imdb trivia page than anything that happens in it.
-Madonna's acting coach quit just before production began, claiming that "she thinks she knows everything". (Believable and hilarious)
-Madonna had five personal assistants for this film, including her own hairstylist, make-up artist and personal trainer. (Easily believable as well)
-Two of Madonna's more infamous scenes (one involving dripping candles, the other requiring her to masturbate) were improvised.…
As a young horror enthusiast (probably saw this around 10-12) this was one that left me cold, too slow and weird for me to appreciate. Watching it today I have certainly warmed up to it but I would not place it up there with top tier Carpenter films, and it's clearly the weakest of Carpenter's "Apocalypse Trilogy" in my mind.
Carpenter has always been in his own league when it comes to the look and feel of his movies and…