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February 18, 2005

The Harder They Come Review

Quick note to self: when I teach Perry Henzell's The Harder They Come next time, it might make sense to teach it after teaching Bonnie and Clyde, especially when talking about the editing in the final showdown scenes of each film.

Update: A Salon review of the Critereon DVD from November 2000.

Posted by chuck at February 18, 2005 10:35 AM

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Chuck: Frank Tomasulo here, now at Florida State University Film School. I happened upon your site and noticed a reference to my long-ago essay on APOCALYPSE NOW. I just wanted to assure you that you accurately described my contention about the calculated textual-political ambiguity of Coppola's film (and most American movies).


Frank P. Tomasulo, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, BFA Program
School of Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts
Florida State University
A3100 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306


Posted by: ftomasulo at February 19, 2005 12:31 AM

Glad I got it right. I've taught the essay with Apocalypse Now in Introduction to Film classes, but not for a year or two. And I'd certainly agree that most American films follow this tendency.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by: Chuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 19, 2005 9:08 AM

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