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Angel Heart Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Brownie McGhee, Robert DeNiro

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Scuzzy New York private eye Harry Angel (Rourke) is hired by magnetic and mysterious Louis Cyphre (De Niro) for five grand to track down a missing singer named Johnny Favourite. Favourite reportedly suffered amnesia during World War II (it is now 1955) and received extensive plastic surgery to change his looks. The trail leads Angel to a voodoo cult in Louisiana, in particular a wild young woman named Epiphany Proudfoot (Bonet). Based on a potboiler novel by William Hjortsberg called _Falling Angel_, this 1987 horror noir by writer-director Alan Parker features some graphic violence and sex (which got Bonet fired from "The Cosby Show").
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




New York, 1955. Grimy private detective Harry Angel is hired to track down a missing singer by an enigmatic man named Louis Cyphre. Angel's trek takes him down to New Orleans, where things quickly grow bizarre and horrifying. A cult movie since its release, it attracted contorversy due to a very graphic sex scene.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ben



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Fantasy/Magic in story?    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of story:    -   incest    -   orgies!    -   voyeurism! Horror film?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super muscles! (man)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   New Orleans Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   sewers/subways    -   building    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   boiling    -   rough sex    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph Is this movie based on a    -   book

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