Released by dressed to kill in 2001 containing music from the long good friday 1982. The long good friday is heralded as one of the best british gangster films of all time, starring academy award. Harold bob hoskins, a prosperous english gangster, is about to close a lucrative new deal when bombs start showing up in very inconvenient places. Guy ritchie, 1998, but for many the long good friday represents the highwater mark of the british gangster film, its reputation resting not just on a startling central performance from bob hoskins, but on its nearprophetic illustration of emerging 1980s values. As much as such similes often miss the point, mislead future viewers and stand as an offense to the uniqueness of movies, with mackenzies 1979 thriller it seems obvious that were dealing with an amazing gangster film fully capable. The long good friday the scene is set theme duration. John mackenzie, the film director who died on june 8 aged was best known for the long good friday starring bob hoskins and helen mirren, a bloodsoaked. The long good friday, class of 1984, lola, pink floyd the wall, 1982 january 28, 2019 january 28, 2019 firstmagnitude 1466 views 2 comments 1982, class of 1984, homework, lola, pink floyd the wall, the long good friday. Long good friday, the internet movie firearms database. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl. Villa elephant on the river, grosvenor road, pimlico, london the exterior of harolds casino is a private home, 15 catherine place, sw1, one of a street of handsome townhouses tucked away and forgotten in victoria between victoria station and buckingham palace. A marriage of gangster flicks from both sides of the atlantic, john mackenzies noirish thriller crackles with electricity. This film is well done from its start to its memorable conclusion and is highly recommended. The storyline weaves together events and concerns of the late 1970s, including midlevel political and police corruption, ira fundraising, displacement of traditional british industry by property development, uk.
The long good friday whats it about highliving london gangster harold shand hoskins is the roughandtumble king of the waterfront, and life is about to get a lot sweeter once a mobfinanced real estate deal goes through. The long good friday is certainly one of the few british thrillers that can stand up against the best from the us, as gangland boss harold shand bob hoskins is unwittingly caught up in shady deals with the ira. Just reading his selfdescription from a terrific interview in the guardian makes me miss bob hoskins and miss his voice if you can believe this insanity, at one point hoskins voice was going to be dubbed for the long good friday and the movie overedited and dumped on tv. Good friday in 1982 is on friday, april 9 second friday of april. Originally funded by lew grades black lion films, the long good friday fell into the lap of handmade films when grade, who had taken exception to the ira plotline, ordered his own recut for television, which added up to what producer barry hanson called about 75 minutes of film. Not only was it a breakthrough role for bob hoskins, the film also featured many young actors who went onto greater fame, such as pierce brosnan, daragh omalley, dexter fletcher and. Good friday 1982 friday, april 9 photo by aaron burden.
He has mafia money from america and the tacit cooperation of the london criminal organization. Camus and slarek team up to pay tribute to a favourite film and arrows superb new bluray release. Everything you need to know about the long good friday movie. With his othellolike disintegration, bob hoskins debuts in style.
I have rarely seen a movie character so completely alive. John mackenzie s stylish thriller is a marriage of gangster flicks from both sides of the atlantic. Bob hoskins, in his breakthrough film role, stars as a london racketeer fast losing control of his gangland empire. The scriptwriter and playwright, best known for penning the gangster film starring bob hoskins and helen mirren, died in london after a short. From humble beginnings, john mackenzies the long good friday has soared in reputation and is now regarded as one of the best british films ever made.
It was completed in 1979 1 but, because of release delays, it is generally credited as a 1980 film. Generally, the first third of the movie exposed the heros childhood and his fights to become the boss, the second third exposed his struggle to stay the boss and the last third his irresistible fall. A look at the long good friday behind the scenes crew and production team. The following weapons were used in the film the long good friday. The long good friday trailer 1982 trailer for the long good friday. Very rarely is the 1980 john mackenzie film the long good friday ever mentioned. The long good friday 1980 plot summary 2 an upandcoming gangster is tested by the insurgence of an unknown, very powerful threat. Jun 29, 2015 voulezvous effacer les recherches recentes. The leisure suits, the wide lapels, the feathered hair, the sideburns, the pornstache.
A superb script and great turns from bob hoskins and helen mirren are the making of john mackenzie. He inhabits the role of harold shand with such passion that we are completely swept along with him. Jun 12, 2001 the long good friday soundtrack from 1982, composed by various artists, francis monkman. The long good friday, class of 1984, lola, pink floyd the.
This is due to the way the story is executed and the way a certain degree of suspense is held throughout. May 04, 2015 but in 1980 the long good friday arrived and gave british crime movies a new, for the uk anyway, edge. Official theatrical movie poster for the long good friday 1982. A good heart and a good nature are two different issues, a good heart can win many relationships, but a good nature can win an sustain life long relationship guriya butt 0. Apr 23, 2018 a good heart and a good nature are two different issues, a good heart can win many relationships, but a good nature can win an sustain life long relationship guriya butt 0.
The godfather and the long good friday both are superb but the lgf shows exactly what we can do on much smaller budgets. The long good friday 1982 rotten tomatoes john mackenzies masterfully directed british crime drama features a starmaking performance by bob hoskins as harold shand, a successful london. And i have rarely seen a movie character so completely alive. The neighbourhood was london in the late seventies, the idea a terrorism and gangsters movie. Madtv renting a movie with larry michael mcdonald duration. In the nineteenth century there was a genre of socialproblem fiction that came to be known as the conditionofengland novel. Directed by john mackenzie 1979 united kingdom bob hoskins, in his breakthrough film role, stars as a london racketeer fast losing control of his gangland. It was completed in 1979, but because of release delays, it is generally. The long good friday featuring bob hoskins and helen mirren is streaming with subscription on the criterion channel. The long good friday wikipedia, a enciclopedia livre. The long good friday final scene plus end credits duration. The film was actually finished a year before it was released, as rights issues held it up. The long good friday is a superb example of fine feature film craft in all aspects of production.
Hearkening back to the era of the kray twins british organized crime era of the 1960s, the long good friday is a brutally violent look inside the world of british gangsters. Toggle navigation toggle search box 12 months a year, day by day. The long good friday, which is a masterful and very tough piece of filmmaking, eventually does answer these questions. Everything you need to know about long good friday movie. Though its plot contains much thats new, the long good friday is a swift.
Bob hoskins, in his breakthrough role, stars as a london racketeer fast losing control of his gangland empire. The long good friday is hoskins break out performance and its no surprise as to why. The long good friday brings together john mackenzie, barrie keeffe, barry hanson, actor derek thompson, casting director simone reynolds to. Movie the long good friday full episode video dailymotion. Oct 25, 2016 the long good friday original soundtrack recording licensed to youtube by. I cant help thinking of this as a conditionofengland film. Twenty years on, the long good friday is a british classic. It really is to no surprise that over the years many filmlovers have had the nerve to call john mackenzies the long good friday the british godfather.
The long good friday final scene plus end credits youtube. Criterion presents the long good friday in an exclusive widescreen transfer. For those who enjoy thrillers, the long good friday has everything a film could want in terms of story, characters, acting, and directing. The long good friday is a british gangster film starring bob hoskins and helen mirren. The long good friday was a film raging at what was about to happen to the country, the story of gangsterism thatcherism captialism coming facetoface with terrorism idealism. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing the long good friday near you. With a bravura performance by a thenunknown bob hoskins as harold, an ambitious small time gangster trying to ruthlessly. Image entertainment brings the long good friday to highdefinition on a bd25 bluray disc housed inside a standard blue keepcase.
Because easter is a moveable feast its date depends on. May 22, 2007 the long good friday is in development. But the point of the film isnt to analyze harold shands problems. The long good friday is a 1980 british gangster film directed by john mackenzie the fourth protocol,the last of the finest and stars bob hoskins, helen mirren, bryan marshall and derek thompson. The long good friday 1980 watch on the criterion channel or. If, like me, you actually remember that era, the film s visuals and context will likely give you a pang. The story is satisfyingly complex and, i admit, it took one or two viewings for me to recognise who was who and for all the narrative pieces to click into place thats more my at the time nineteen year olds fault than the movie. The long good friday soundtrack from 1982, composed by various artists, francis monkman. But hes a mass of contradictions, and there are times when we understand him so completely we almost feel affectionate. When pierce brosnan pops up from the front passenger seat, he looks toward the vacant right rear passenger seat pointing his gun in that direction rather than at hoskins. It is mainly observed by christians during holy week as part of the paschal triduum. Released in 1980, the long good friday, directed competently by john mackenzie, conveys all the turmoil, fears and aspirations of seventies london. Jan 11, 2016 the actual time scheme seems a bit plastic, and its not clear how long after good friday the later events are occurring. It has an echo of chandler, but it builds the expectation that its all going to take place over the course of a single day, which doesnt happen.
John mackenzie, the films director, has plenty of flair for etching disturbing portraits of rich. Although the long good friday is firmly rooted in a very different era early 1980s britain is another country entirely the film still feels fresh and uncompromisingly tough. Hes such a character, such an overcompensating cockney, sensitive to the. The long good friday original soundtrack recording.
The long good friday 1979 the criterion collection. Starring bob hoskins, helen mirren, paul freeman, dave king. If i was you, id run for cover and close the hatch, cause youre gonna wind up on one of those meat hooks, my son. In the late 1970s, cockney crime boss harold shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the american mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of london into the possible venue for a future olympic games. Valentines day massacre, the reference is a very fitting one. Set in miami, a crime boss meets his match and his world crumbes over an easter weekend, when his buildings are bombed and his men are murde. Check also the date of good friday in 2021 and in the following years. Goofs in the last scene of the movie, bob hoskins gets into the left rear passenger seat of the car. John mackenzies stylish thriller is a marriage of gangster flicks from both sides of the atlantic. Good friday also holy friday or great friday is a religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion and death of jesus christ at calvary golgotha. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. However, a series of bombings targets his empire on the very weekend the americans are in town. The 25 best crime films of all time the long good friday. When thinking back over the decades of british gangtser films, the long good friday stands out in memory.
Omnibus 1982 missing believed wiped barry norman duration. The long good friday watch full episodes and clips. The long good friday 1980 full movie video dailymotion. Plot wise, the long good friday is a lesson in under taxing the audience, simplicity in structure and forgoing thunder in the name of telling a solid story. Image entertainment brings the long good friday to highdefinition on a bd25 bluray disc housed inside a. If, like me, you actually remember that era, the films visuals and context will likely give you a pang. It was voted at number 21 in the british film institutes list of the 100 favourite british movies of the 20th century. Bent law can be tolerated for as long as theyre lubricating, but you have become definitely parched. He runs the london docks and he wants to put together the biggest real estate deal in europe. The storyline bowls you along as does the wonderful music, the acting is superb hoskins deserved an oscar and the use of faces from the east end is a brilliant touch. John mackenzies masterfully directed british crime drama features a starmaking performance by bob hoskins as.
The long good friday, british gang story the new york. In the late 1970s, cockney crime boss harold shand bob hoskins, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the american mafia to bankroll his transformation of. The title was just an expedient they fell on when the original working title, the paddy factor, was felt to be giving too much of the plot away. The storyline bowls you along as does the wonderful music, the acting is superb hoskins deserved an oscar and the. Though its plot contains much thats new, the long good friday is a swift, sharpedged gangster story in a classic mold.
The long good friday now streaming on filmstruck bob hoskins, in his breakthrough film role, stars as a london racketeer. Bad friday or what happened to harold shand bob hoskins after the ending of the long good friday. Apr 30, 2014 the long good friday is so firmly embedded in the era in which it was made that it is impossible to imagine it any other way. Helen mirren and bob hoskins in the long good friday 1980 helen mirren in the. But in 1980 the long good friday arrived and gave british crime movies a new, for the uk anyway, edge. The burgeoning of thatcherite britain, the dawn of the greedis good. The long good friday is so firmly embedded in the era in which it was made that it is impossible to imagine it any other way. Francis monkman the long good friday original motion.984 1515 1331 150 926 1500 27 771 535 1481 600 1508 1247 1188 610 827 1375 1599 649 303 281 1305 429 240 1250 997 576 574 1451 583 1256 324 735 1558 1572 1187 416 458 1322 925 1484 97 859 6 602 538 39