Friday, 22 August 2008

Nowhere Fast

I've always liked this film even if it's probably not cool to say so.

5 comments:

J.D. said...

I love this film as well. It has its fans (small in number, I'm sure) and has developed something of a cult following over the years.

I'm a bit obsessed with it and can remember seeing it opening weekend when it came out. I love the way Walter Hill directed and edited this film. It has his trademark no-nonsense pacing.

And how can you go wrong with the pairing of Michael Pare and Diane Lane? Pare's career never really recovered from the commercial failure of this film and no one has really been able to utilize his limited range as well since.

The film's Wikipedia page actually has a lot of fascinating production info.

Mark Salisbury said...

I remember seeing this at London's Empire. Big screen. Big sound. Big grin.

It's got a great cast. Dafoe, Moranis et al.

Glad I'm not the only one showing it some love.

And I shall definitely check out that wiki page.

J.D. said...

Yeah, I hope to write an article on it for my blog in the near future. It is definitely in the works!

Mark Salisbury said...

Let me know when it's up.

J.D. said...

As promised, here is a link to my article on Streets of Fire:

http://rheaven.blogspot.com/2008/09/streets-of-fire.html