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Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday Night Move Pick

The phenomenal and seminal 1986 film "Sid And Nancy" runs tonight at 9:30 PM Central Time on the IFC Channel.

It is a - some say morbid - biography of Sid Vicious, the Sex Pistols and Sid's girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Gary Oldman stars as Sid and Chloe Webb as Nancy, both turning in riveting performances.

In my opinion, this is an excellent movie, in my Top Ten list of all-time favorite films.

Additional background information from Wikipedia, including:

    The original music is by Pray for Rain, Joe Strummer and The Pogues.

    [...]

    Prominent musicians made appearances in the film, including: Iggy Pop, The Circle Jerks, Edward Tudor-Pole of Tenpole Tudor and future Hole singer Courtney Love.

    [...]

    Roger Ebert gave Sid and Nancy a four-star review for The Chicago Sun-Times, writing that [director Alex] Cox and his crew "pull off the neat trick of creating a movie full of noise and fury, and telling a meticulous story right in the middle of it.




Check listings for your local time zone.

Comments:
i love that movie.
 
Me too. It is not a "too the detail" accurate representation or biography - it certainly takes creative license - but as movie, hell yes, I love it. Fantastic soundtrack.

Take care EC.
 
One of the very few movies that I actually sought out and purchased. On VHS, of course, back in the 80s.
 
Hi Alan.

Yes, Gary Oldman is such a fine actor in everything he does and Sid was no different.

I bet it looks good in DVD High Def or Blue Ray.

Thanks for commenting and visiting, as always!
 
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