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Dennis Hopper

Blue Velvet (1986)

Blue Velvet remains, for me, the greatest movie that David Lynch has ever produced. Oh, Twin Peaks remains his finest achievement, but Blue Velvet is the forerunner to that magnificent TV show. It's the film that has best married his…

Tony Scott – A Top 10

I was as shocked and stunned as anyone when I heard about the death of Tony Scott. The circumstances were as strange as the actual death - Tony Scott sadly committed suicide by jumping off a bridge - but let's leave the numerous, emotional…

An Interview With Stuart Gordon

Just over a week ago I was lucky enough to catch Re-Animator: The Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe. It's reviewed here and you can order your tickets for it here (get 'em while you can). I love Re-Animator and I loved this comedy musical…

The Texas Chainsaw Massacres

Way, way back in 1974 a horror movie came along quite like anything else around at the time. It was shocking, brutal, cleverly done and audiences were even fooled into thinking it was real (some people still think, to this day, that it's a…

Dennis Hopper’s Top 10 Movie Roles

  Dennis Hopper (1936-2010) The late great Dennis Hopper (1936-2010), best know for his career as an actor in film and television, was also a writer and director. I started this list thinking I had a well-rounded knowledge of Hopper's film…

Land Of The Dead (2005)

Who knew that one day the great Dennis Hopper would utter the line "Zombies, man. They creep me out." George A. Romero returns with, surprise surprise, another zombi movie (the "dead" in the title may have clued you in to this fact) and…

Space Truckers (1996)

Space Truckers may be a B movie, but if it’s up to me it’s definitely a B+ movie! Seriously, how many sci-fi movies can you mention that actually have bona-fide space pirates in them?! The only one that occurs to me is Ice Pirates (1984) -…

The American Friend (1977)

"What's wrong with a cowboy in Hamburg?" asks Dennis Hopper at the beginning of the movie, wearing a Stetson like he just entered the wrong picture. For viewers used to the suave, sophisticated Tom Ripley played by Matt Damon and John…