Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper - 1936 - 2010

I suppose I could write a remembrance of Dennis Hopper on these pages but I don't think I could do a better job than this gent named Arbogast, who recently penned some fine words on the actor, writer, director that deserve re-reading.

I will say this though, in a weak and tepid attempt to put into words how powerful and underrated an actor Dennis Hopper was: For all its grandeur and spectacle and power and rage and visual beauty, Apocalypse Now doesn't truly come alive for me until Dennis Hopper enters the frame, and at a point when most people think the film falls apart. Rest in peace, Dennis.