Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cool, R.I.P.


One of the coolest things about Dennis Hopper is that he was in so many really cool movies. Even if they weren't more than B-movies...they were cool. There is an old movie of Hopper's I really enjoyed...not fancy. I don't even know hardly anyone who has seen it...it's about Vietnam Vets who have a B-29 and run a pirate radio station from the sky interupting government propaganda...it's part sci-fi part satire. I just thought it was such a cool idea.

And then there is the really amazing Blue Velvet probably Hopper's best role, he sure got into and chewed it up. But his list of amazing movies is so wild, Basquiat, CoolHand Luke, Red Rock West, Edtv, River's Edge, and the epic obvious ones...Apocalypse Now and Easy Rider But these three clips are movies that were among my favourites...



And the priceless...True Romance

4 comments:

furiousBall said...

that scene in True Romance is so fucking great and Frank Booth is one of the greatest characters ever

Candy Minx said...

I concur!

mister anchovy said...

I love the moment in Red Rock West when you realize that Dennis Hopper is the real hitman.

Sheila said...

I thought you'd post something. I loved him in Blue Velvet - memorable.