Quoted from one of the many emails that have been flying back and forth:
MUST-SEE MICKEY MOVIES YOU HAVEN’T COMMENTED ON YET (that i’m sure you’ve either seen or know you should):
POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE: most guys love this movie and it seems to be THE Rourke movie for most.
SPUN: good late Rourke. he’s billed as a supporting character, but he’s actually the lead.
SIN CITY: you may have already commented on this already.
MEDIOCRE MICKEY MOVIES YOU SHOULD STILL SEE:
BULLET: i remember thinking this Tupac movie was OK, but i was desperate for a silver-lining.
HOMEBOY which he co-wrote and starred his wife at the time. an interesting performance as a dim-witted boxer.
HARLEY DAVIDSON & THE MARLBORO MAN: campy bad, but if you want to see Mickey try his hand at comedy, worth seeing.
THE RAINMAKER as “Bruiser Stone.” what a perfect name for late period Mickey.
IF YOU GOT NOTHING BETTER TO DO:
He’s basically annoyed that I am not posting more. I love his kind of judgey parenthetical: ” (that i’m sure you’ve either seen or know you should)” .
It’s the “know you should” that kills me.
Sadly, Barfly is not available on Netflix and if you want to buy it on Amazon it starts at 70 bucks. I remember seeing this in the movie theatre and I must see it again. (Naturally I am working on a huge Mickey Rourke project in anticipation of the premiere of The Wrestler on December 17). So I emailed Michael in a panic about the Barfly situation and Michael popped his copy of the CD in the mail this morning.
At least ex-boyfriends are good for something.
I’ve had a tremendously long day involving Actors Equity, gynecology, and almost zero food. Tonight I watch Michael Cimino’s Year of the Dragon.