Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police.
When the drifter Harry Madox reaches a small town in Texas, he gets a job as used car salesman with the dealer George Harshaw and settles down in a hotel room. During a fire, Harry observes... See full summary »
A soldier (Dennis Hopper) returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle ... See full summary »
A homeless woman, improbably well-groomed and (as seen naked to the waist as she changes from one shabby sweater to another) well-toned, spends from dawn till night pushing her cart around ... See full summary »
Subvert normality. Punk is not sexual, it's just aggression. Destroy. Kill All Hippies. I'm not talking at you, I'm talking to you. Anarchy. Disco sucks. I don't wanna hear about you, I wanna hear from you. This is Gorgeous. Does anybody outthere read me? Disco sucks, kill all hippies. Pretty vacant, eh? Subvert normality. Signing off. This is Gorgeous. Signing off.
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Hopper is a true PLAYER. He knows his talent so he don't have to lick, or never have had to lick Hollywood's a**. He knows when he wants to do something, and he does it. The guy directed Easy Rider, Hot Spot, Colours and this. If you look these films together, it (his "career") almost makes some sense in a traditionally logical way. If he would have done only Easy Rider and this, he would be part of the (living) history of art and cinema. And of course now I'm talking about only his directing talent.
Beautiful imagery, wonderful script/dialogue, great directing. Great scenes. Really interesting characters. Great use of music (Elvis, Neil Young,etc). Yeah it's serious alright, but not in any case too "heavy" to watch. I think everybody or at least anybody should see this movie. It's beautiful and humane.
Some reviewer said that these people are "white trash". I'm sorry, but they are not. First, no people are trash, and second: If you live in a big two-story house, in a small town, that don't make you trash. And both parents in this family go to work. I don't quite understand the logic; what is the definition of "human trash"? I have understood that the people who live in trailers are often called "white trash", so is the main criteria living in a trailer? Or is it the level of yearly income?
Some reviewers wrote that this is a portrayal of the "end of the punk-era". I would say, as the leading girl says in this movie, that "Punk never dies". It always transforms and represents itself in new forms: The spirit of the eternal rebellion lives forever, because it is a part of being human: It existed before the 60's/70's, and nowadays it can be found anywhere else than "punk" scene: In rap music, in art, books, movies, anywhere. You just have to feel it to know it.
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