Sunday, August 14, 2005

After Hours

The film After Hours is everything I love about film. A crazy story, brilliant acting, big name film stars early in their careers and amazing direction. Martin Scorsese is a film genius in my mind, and in 1983, when the filming of the Last Temptation of Christ had fallen apart (took years to finish that film), he agreed to direct the film After Hours, with Griffin Dunne, to prove to himself he could still shoot a good film. And that he did. His beloved NYC was the background, shot only at night (even the interiors), to maintain the realism of the one night the story takes place. Keep an eye out for his cameo, he usually inserts himself in his films, somewhere. If you like film stories of a situation gone awry, this is one I really enjoyed!!

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