Jokes in Tough Situations

Gerade wiedergefunden: die phantastischen Liner Notes zum Soundtrack eines wundervollen Films, aus der Feder des Regisseurs Walter Hill:

STREETS OF FIRE is, by design, comic book in orientation, mock-epic in structure, movie-heroic in acting style, operatic in visual style and cowboy-cliche in dialogue. In short: a rock’n’roll fable where the Leader of the Pack steals the Queen of the Hop and Soldier Boy comes home to do something about it.

Since I much prefer films that make people remember things they’ve forgotten to those that try to discover something new, in STREETS OF FIRE I tried to make what I would have thought was a perfect movie when I was in my teens — I put in all the things I thought were great then and which I still have great affection for, custom cars, kissing in the rain, neon, trains in the night, high-speed pursuit, rumbles, rock stars, motorcycles, jokes in tough situations, leather jackets and questions of honor.