DiscoverThe Next Picture Show#178: Escapes From New York, Pt. 1 - The Warriors
#178: Escapes From New York, Pt. 1 - The Warriors

#178: Escapes From New York, Pt. 1 - The Warriors

Update: 2019-05-28
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The latest chapter in the JOHN WICK saga, the new PARABELLUM, follows its assassin hero on a long perilous journey through hostile territory, a setup that brought to mind Walter Hill’s controversial hit turned cult classic THE WARRIORS. In this half of our pairing of violent journeys through the night, we examine Hill’s film in the context of the director’s late-’70s/early-’80s hot streak, to discuss how its rain-slicked streets and stylized version of New York gang culture came to typify a certain strain of ’80s action filmmaking, and debate whether its portrayals of masculinity and romance work in the context of Hill’s bare-bones approach to storytelling. Plus, the UNDER THE SILVER LAKE feedback keeps rolling in.

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Works Cited:

• Primer: Walter Hill, by Scott Tobias (avclub.com)

Outro music: Pop Will Eat Itself, “Can U Dig It?”

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#178: Escapes From New York, Pt. 1 - The Warriors

#178: Escapes From New York, Pt. 1 - The Warriors

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