Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gary Collins on Scorcese's After Hours

Gary Collins just contributed a nice review of Martin Scorcese's 1985 nightmare comedy After Hours on No Ripcord. Scorcese isn't usually thought of as a comedy director, but at this low point in his Hollywood career he was a master. After Hours and its forerunner, The King of Comedy, stand as two of the finest dark comedies of the '80s. Go ahead, Netflix them. You won't be sorry for long.

A slight sidenote, a historical factoid, what have you: everybody in the '80s really wanted Rosanna Arquette. This is a song Toto wrote about her:

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