The Hunger

From 1983, Tony Scott's super-stylized vampire tale stars David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, and Catherine Deneuve. That Deneuve sets out to seduce Sarandon--among her many other conquests--gives the film a Sapphic subtext (well, text) that makes it a favorite alt-classic of the 1980s. But so slick is the filmmaking, at the expense of character, that the shallow sheen makes it an exemplary film for that decade itself. After this naughty debut feature, Scott would bring his advertising-trained eye to more mainstream fare like Top Gun and Days of Thunder. The Hunger is as close to the avant garde as he ever got. (R) T. BOND

Fri., Oct. 23, 11:59 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 24, 11:59 p.m., 2009

 
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