SOME MOVIES ARE REALLY GOOD

23.08.2012 16:58

 

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The film is about a fictional 1960s rock 'n roll band called Eddie and the Cruisers. The band makes a name for itself while playing regularly at a Somers Point, New Jersey club called Tony Mart's. It is there that they meet Frank Ridgeway (Tom Berenger), whom Eddie Wilson (Michael Paré) hires to be the band's keyboard player and lyricist, and who he nicknames "Wordman". Doc Robbins and Sal Amato are skeptical of hiring Frank, who is not a trained musician or experienced song writer, but Eddie believes that Frank is crucial to the band's development.
 
With Ridgeway's help the band stops playing cover songs and releases an album of original material, Tender Years, that instantly becomes a hit, especially with the song, "On the Dark Side". The band members spend a year recording their next album, A Season in Hell, during which Eddie's artistic and creative talents often are buried beneath his arrogant and rebellious traits, leading to arguments between him and band manager Doc Robbins (Joe Pantoliano). At one point, bassist Sal Amato (Matthew Laurance) tells Eddie he doesn't understand what he's looking for, to which Eddie responds that he wants to be great. Sal replies "We're not great. We're just some guys from Jersey". Eddie makes it clear that if the band cannot be great, then there is no reason to ever play music again.
 
The band's second album is a culmination of all that Eddie had ever hoped to do with music, different from anything that anyone else had ever done to that point, and he was satisfied with it. However, it is controversial and considered dark and strange by the record company, Satin Records, and is rejected, not to be released. In the early morning hours after Satin refuses to release the new album, Eddie's car crashes through the railing going over the Stainton Memorial Causeway. Eddie's body is never found, and he is declared dead.
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3IbNTLy9WM&amp;feature=fvw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3IbNTLy9WM&feature=fvw</a>
 
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7TnRnPma3k">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7TnRnPma3k</a>
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7C6eMeZkvs">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7C6eMeZkvs</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtjDE7LTb5c">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtjDE7LTb5c</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aitVUQw-6Tc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aitVUQw-6Tc</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ZoY0Sio7g">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ZoY0Sio7g</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg-v-tPoBeM">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg-v-tPoBeM</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYxQ82PlNo8&amp;feature=related">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYxQ82PlNo8&feature=related</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kycfzK34lm4">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kycfzK34lm4</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Joh2nLUjik">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Joh2nLUjik</a>
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOTMdFk3nts">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOTMdFk3nts</a>
 
 
Post Scriptum:
 
Zdá se vám, že to zní jako Springsteen?
 
Ale neni to Springsteen, jsou to John Cafferty and Beaver Brown Band:-) Mají dokonce i alba, která s těmi filmy o Ediem and the Cruisers nemají nic společného. Samozřejmě ale, že hudebně je to Springsteenům hlavně na jejich elektrických albech strašlivě podobné. 
V prvním filmu je v tom podle mě do určité míry rozpor, protože stylizací a asociacemi(podobností Parreho a J. Deana) to odkazuje spíš na rock´n´roll a padesátá léta - Já jsem si při tom filmu totiž skoro okamžitě vybavil tyhle dvě fotografie: 
<a href="http://campsmoke.fmallen.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/james-dean-wreck1.jpg">http://campsmoke.fmallen.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/james-dean-wreck1.jpg</a> 
<a href="http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/ED-AI956_buddy2_G_20090202193156.jpg">http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/ED-AI956_buddy2_G_20090202193156.jpg</a> 
 
 
Podle mě je ten film krom jiného geniální v tom, že do pátrání po zmarněném talentu a do stesku a melancholii po tom, co bylo a už není si i lidi mnohem mladší než ten film, dosadí to, co v nich budí podobné pocity....:-)
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