Friday, May 2, 2008

Another Look at The Pope Of Greenwich Village


My revised look at Stuart Rosenberg's The Pope Of Greenwich Village has appeared here at The Amplifier for anyone interested. Also I am thrilled to see that someone posted this vintage At The Movies segment featuring the original review of the film from Siskel and Ebert. Watching this clip really brings back the memories...




4 comments:

Rogue Spy 007 said...

What a great clip. I'm going to have to watch the whole thing in a few minutes. I love that film. It's been years since I've seen it though.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith...they talk about RHINESTONE here as well! I love when people post these...

Joe said...

Terrific article, Jeremy. I watched The Pope of Greenwich Village for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The relationships between the characters and their banter really impressed me; I can understand why Johnny Depp loves this movie, it's a total actors piece.

Daryl Hannah was tremendous and you don't see too many guys on film like Mickey Rourke anymore who's yelling at his girlfriend and always on the verge of smacking her. The story is indeed Mean Streets lite. Tired old narrative or lack of one has been Vincent's Achilles heel, but this is an enjoyable movie.

I was frustrated by how little information there is out there for this movie. Stuart Rosenberg and Michael Cimino obviously aren't being approached to do director commentaries these days. Thanks for providing so much behind the scenes info.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks so much Joe...what a great comment. God, wouldn't it have been great to have gotten a Rosenberg commentary on the film before he died? I recently listened to Cimino's talk on the YEAR OF THE DRAGON DVD but don't remember him mentioning POPE...thanks again.