Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Mad dog Morgan
Another movie about an Irish outlaw. This one has Dennis Hopper on the run in Australia after robbing people at gunpoint in the outback. He gets arrested, sent to prison, is released after 6 years for good behaviour, teams up with an aborigine, and turns into a bandit. Sort of like Ned Kelly but less interesting. Hopper seems to be copying Richard Harris! The movie is fine and impressive - Australian cinema in the 1970s was superb. There are lots of good sequences and a splendid mixture of dialogue and violent scenes. It's very well paced and like Wake in fright is another forgotten classic from down under.
Title: Mad Dog Morgan
Rather sad article in today's Irish Independent newspaper about Ireland's most overrated female film director. She's been abroad...