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Cape Fear (1991)

Let's talk about the psychological thriller Cape Fear. The film follows a released convicted rapist as he stalks his former defense lawyer, who hid evidence to secure his conviction.

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Based on the novel by John D. MacDonald

Music by Bernard Herrmann and Elmer Bernstein

Starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Robert Mitchum, Fred Dalton Thompson, Illeana Douglas, Martin Balsam, Zully Montero, and GREGORY PECK

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by Anonymousreply 24November 18, 2023 3:06 PM

One of the best remakes of all time. In fact, I think this version is better than the original.

by Anonymousreply 1November 17, 2023 7:22 PM

The music used on the original trailer is fantastic

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by Anonymousreply 2November 17, 2023 7:26 PM

R2 yes it is!

by Anonymousreply 3November 17, 2023 7:36 PM

I’m Jessica Lange in a thankless role.

by Anonymousreply 4November 17, 2023 7:39 PM

I think it sort of crystalized Lange's screen persona for me. Blowsy, chain smoking, volatile, sexual, a bit camp. I find her magnetic in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 5November 17, 2023 7:41 PM

I’m Juliette Lewis sucking on a strange man’s thumb.

by Anonymousreply 6November 17, 2023 7:46 PM

Gregory Peck's final film

by Anonymousreply 7November 17, 2023 7:52 PM

Joe Don Baker drinks whiskey and Pepto Bismol

by Anonymousreply 8November 17, 2023 8:15 PM


by Anonymousreply 9November 17, 2023 11:26 PM

Juliette was such a retard.

I mean, is.

by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 1:04 AM

R10 wow cancelled lol

by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 2:47 AM

I don't think DeNiro was convincing as a southerner.

Nolte was perfect in his role as a lazy lawyer. The wife role was kind of boring, even with Jessica Lange.

Physically, Juliette Lewis didn't look like the child of Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange.

by Anonymousreply 12November 18, 2023 3:12 AM

The scene where De Niro bites Illeanna Douglas' face is horrible.

by Anonymousreply 13November 18, 2023 3:17 AM

God, I have been meaning to rewatch this FOREVER. It's been years. Loved it in the '90s. Even though Scorsese was remaking another director, it feels like his most overt tribute to Hitchcock.

by Anonymousreply 14November 18, 2023 3:18 AM

Only in the 90s would someone with Juliette Lewis' looks get screen time.

by Anonymousreply 15November 18, 2023 3:24 AM

Juliette was never, ever pretty R15 but there are still fugly girls acting in movies

by Anonymousreply 16November 18, 2023 3:28 AM

I always thought Lewis was awful in this movie. Yet, her narration is brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 17November 18, 2023 3:32 AM

Deniro taps into the evangelical bullshit so well the character is a proto MAGAT.

by Anonymousreply 18November 18, 2023 4:59 AM

R15 her face looks like it was made of spare parts and glue. Her fame baffles me. Ditto white Michelle Williams.

by Anonymousreply 19November 18, 2023 5:10 AM

I just can’t get myself to watch this. Feels like I’m being untrue to Robert Mitchum or something which is so crazy but that is it.

by Anonymousreply 20November 18, 2023 5:16 AM

Why remake a film that was so brilliantly good? I think J. Lee Thompson said Scorsese having a storm in the climax was a good idea.

by Anonymousreply 21November 18, 2023 8:35 AM

Scorsese’s version is entertaining but pretentious

by Anonymousreply 22November 18, 2023 12:52 PM

R13 you mean horrible as in a bad scene or horrible as in horrific and terrifyingly accurate?

by Anonymousreply 23November 18, 2023 2:09 PM

horrifiying with the violence shown. The original is better as Mitchum menaces Barrie Chase by implication.

by Anonymousreply 24November 18, 2023 3:06 PM
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