Some Bass Playing Guy: The actors who play the brothers are actually brothers and original members of Spandau Ballet.
LewDux: Some Bass Playing Guy: The actors who play the brothers are actually brothers and original members of Spandau Ballet.Really?
gaslight: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 613x807]The Kray brothers were two gangsters that reached the peak of their underworld power in the 60s. This 1990 film covers their lives in episodic fashion from birth onwards. This video was always in the stores but I never seemed to rent it. It's nothing new for gangster films to try to have an epic sweep to their stories. I think it somehow justifies their characters as being forces of nature as the 'cause' of their violence. There's some of that here.More interesting is how women fit in this universe: This is a gangster movie that uses the life of their mother as the narrative spine to tell the story of thegangsters' rise and fall.The story is a long series of episodes that hint at what's happening inside the Kray brothers' heads. Unlike the doubtless superior Goodfellas, this is a bland world shot with very static cameras and grey on beige wallpaper. The only escape comes with money and even then the tawdriness remains. According to Wiki, the Krays tried to get into the mob but were considered too penny ante!Peter Medack also directed Romeo is Bleeding.Other names of note include cinematographer Alex Thompson and editor Martin Walsh.> Link to last week's Saturday Cinema.
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