"People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right."
Tonight's film was 1994's The Crow
, directed by Alex Proyas, who you may know from my entry about the 1998 sci-fil thriller Dark City
. This is one of my most personal
of personal favorites. The story goes like this:
Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered on Devil's Night
, a night when the henchmen of crime-boss Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) traditionally indulge in wanton acts of violence and arson. A crow brings Draven's restless soul back from the dead and he sets out to wreak revenge upon his killers.
The imagery is beautiful and vivid - the music (score and
soundtrack) is moving and just as beautiful as the images it accompanies. I love the concepts presented in this film, which was adapted from a comic by the same name. This is one of the best "comic book" films. The tagline says it all, "Believe In Angels."
I have this exact poster, but have yet to get a frame for it - as soon as that's taken care of it's getting hung up in the living room. If you haven't seen this film, then please
do yourself a favor and check it out. It's one of the all-time greats.