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Each and every month, we here at Sound On Sight dedicate the entire month to a specific theme. Sometimes we follow an event, an actor, a filmmaker and so on, as decided by our readers who vote on our monthly poll. February of 2013 was dedicated to actor Keanu Reeves. When the results came in, just about everyone was surprised that Keanu won over Steven Soderbergh, who finished a close second. But what has been even more surprising is that our Keanu Reeves marathon is without a doubt the most successful so far – driving in more traffic than the likes of Quentin Tarantino and 007.
Despite the fact that his acting has frequently been ridiculed as wooden, Keanu has always had a magical presence everywhere he appears, both on and offscreen. There is something to be said about a man who dropped out of high-school to follow his dreams of acting, and 27 years later, »
Directed by Tim Hunter
Written by Neal Jimenez
River’s Edge is probably best known as a bewildering showcase for some of the strangest performances of 1980s cinema. Featuring Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover and Dennis Hopper in an already puzzling film about the murder of a teenage girl and the apparent apathetic reaction of the city’s youth, River’s Edge tackles the question of society’s moral decay. Opening on a foggy California morning, this first sequence is our first look at an already cold, naked and dead teen. Lying in the grass, by the river’s edge, she becomes the symbol of the youth’s moral corruption. The boy, who strangled her, sits by her body rocking but apparently unperturbed by the crime he just committed.
It’s hard to say what aspirations Tim Hunter first had when he made the film and whether »
2 items from 2013
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