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Zoldu

and it starts with an awesome music,
Bowie, Bauhaus, lesbian vampires - who want's more?
10 years 4 months ago
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Siskoid

Tony Scott made a horror film, The Hunger, and no surprise, it's sumptuously lit and shot. Quite beautiful. Its vibe initially reminds me of the later Only Lovers Left Alive, as the story of two immortal vampires and how such long-lasting love manifests (that, and there's a strong rock'n'roll feeling to both films, in this case partly caused by casting David Bowie). But as it turns out, only Catherine Deneuve's vamp is a true immortal, her converted companions only lasting a few hundred years before accelerated decrepitude turns them into living corpses. So this is the story of the end of one relationship, and the start of another (Catherine chooses Susan Sarandon as her next companion - things get positively Sapphic). The theme of possessiveness runs through the film. Once hers, the vampire's lovers remain a part of her, and while she paints this forever love in romantic terms, there's also a horror to her never letting go. Metaphors ready for dissection. I do think they don't make enough of Sarandon's research into decrepitude - it's just a plot means to a plot end - but I like The Hunger for its stylish look, cool cast, and interesting take on the vampire romance genre.
2 years 2 months ago
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Louis Mazzini

This is by far Tony Scott's best´╗┐ movie.
9 years 5 months ago
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seithscott

beautiful film, one of tony scotts best.
10 years 9 months ago
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Moseby

One to place in the midnight movies basket. Three charismatic leads, a lovely accompanying soundtrack and atmosphere in spades. Gorgeous to look at and listen to. The editing is questionable. Despite Scott managed to make slicker movies, this one is more interesting than most of his commercial successes.
1 year 7 months ago
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Windill

I liked it.
Nice pictures, nice music, beautiful actresses, good acting performances...
And yes: there's this cameo. Ahah!
Interesting...
5 years 8 months ago
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Zeltaebar

The Hunger tries too hard to be stylish with fast cuts, quick, confusing flashbacks and weird crosscuts as well as some hip music, distracting light effects and dark, artificialy lit rooms. The performances are good, yet boring, if that makes any sense. The beginning is a bit more interesting than the end, as David Bowie plays a somewhat interesting, tortured character. There is also an erotic scene between Sarandon and Deneuve which is undeniably entertaining. The ending however, is absolutely abyssmal. It is confusing, improbable and has a fake, artsy look and feel to it.
5 years 2 months ago
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Oneironaut

Has some style to it, but it's very boring. Has a different take on vampires which I didn't like.

Good to see Bowie in it (for the time he's in it), and spotted a cameo by Willem Dafoe.

Honestly, give it a miss.
9 years 6 months ago
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