Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Give 'em Hell, Mulcahy!

Now and then at Jaman we get to present a work by a favorite filmmaker. So the discovery of Give 'em Hell, Malone was a very pleasant surprise.

This rather fanciful and stylized gangster movie comes to us courtesy Russell Mulcahy, maker of Razorback, Highlander, and other . This writer's been a fan of Mulcahy's ever since his videos for Ultravox and Duran Duran back in the 80s helped define those groups, and legitimized music video as a medium. His work of late has been straight-to-video, but that's just another term for "b-movie." (Please discuss.)

Give 'em Hell, Malone is US-only, but Jamanites around the world can get in on the Mulcahy celebration with Resurrection, the tale of a detective's hunt for a Bible-minded serial killer that reunited Mulcahy with his Highlander star, Christopher Lambert. Both films are rife with the eye-popping visual imagery and tight pacing that made Mulcahy's music videos so powerful - here's hoping he never, ever stops.


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