Mickey Rourke Homework From Michael

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.
RUMBLE FISH
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.

GOOD CAMEOS:

THE RAINMAKER as “Bruiser Stone.” what a perfect name for late period Mickey.
BUFFALO 66
HEAVEN’S GATE

IF YOU GOT NOTHING BETTER TO DO:

DESPERATE HOURS
GET CARTER
DOMINO

xo
G.

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.

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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 kid.

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.

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7 Responses to Mickey Rourke Homework From Michael

  1. Kathleen says:

    What about Angel Heart?

  2. red says:

    He knows I’ve already seen it multiple times, since we’ve talked about it repeatedly. As well as Diner and Barfly and 9 1/2 weeks. This is stuff he thinks I might not have seen.

  3. Nicola says:

    ooooh Sheila I am jealous that you are going to be seeing Barfly. I’m keeping my eyes peeled that it will appear on TV. So please write one of your fantastic reviews to help satisfy my curiosity in the meantime. A really lovely South African actress, Alice Krige, co-stars. My chest is swelling with pride.

  4. David says:

    I don’t remember him in Buffalo 66, do you?

  5. red says:

    I actually don’t, weirdly! I remember mainly Anjelica Huston and Ben Gazzarra. I saw it on a date with that Denis guy (member him?) and was a little bit distracted.

  6. Hanz LGR says:

    luv barfly drinks for all my friends

    My Goodness as brooklyn chick it was life to see a guy like MR in the Bar

  7. Carm says:

    Quick question. Since you were recently looking for a copy of Barfly on DVD and were as unsuccessful as I’ve been, I was wondering if you’ve since learned any more about how to locate a copy for purchase that doesn’t cost tons of money. Do you have any word on whether or not it will be re-released any time soon?