November 30, 2011 2 Comments
Not too long ago I was having a discussion with some friends about our top five list of movies. Now me being the person that I am had to have some clarification. Were we listing like top five action films, 90s film, comedy, drama, foreign, or any other classification? Well we were just being put on the spot and had to talk about our favorite movies, which puts me in a tight, claustrophobic spot. So I list off my films and one of the selections, Le Samouraï’, made me think about another often overlooked film. If you aren’t familiar with Le Samouraï’, well I will cover that movie at a later date. I didn’t feel up to the task of tackling, what is considered by me, one of my top five films of all time. But I do feel comfortable talking about another movie that is an homage to the great Jean-Pierre Melville directed, 1967 French Crime film. The film in question is called Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, which is done by Jim Jarmusch and starring Forest Whitaker.