29 May 2010

Dennis Hopper (1936-2010)

a picture I took

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& remembering the last time I saw him: at Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds when neighbor Rita & I were (unseen) extras in "Swing Vote."

7 comments:

Stephen said...

What will become of his world class art collection?

It seems odd to me that he was such a Republican...

cinemage books said...

would love to see the story of mankind again. The last time I saw it was on the tube back in the 70's, I thought I would pee in my pants it was so bad and funny but not on purpose. . The first time I saw it was at the New York Paramount back in 57 when I was 10 and for some reason my uncle took me to see it. Hedy Lamarr as Joan of arc now that alone is worth the price of a rental.

cinemage books said...

well the art collection could be auctioned, donated or just kept in his family. He probably wasn't always a Republican. Its not uncommon for liberals or democrats to become conservative and republican look at Reagan.

AlexG said...

well he did vote for Obama.

& remember he was a link between James Dean & Frank O'Hara.

Montgomery Maxton said...

he said he voted for obama because palin was with mccain. hehehehehehe.

i'll always remember him for 'Rebel' and 'Speed' both seemingly fitting titles for his life.

richard lopez said...

this is sad news. i'll remember him best in the role of frank in david lynch's BLUE VELVET and as the psycho creep with a blow-up sex doll as a girlfriend in THE RIVER'S EDGE. hopper played socio- and psychopaths with aplomb. he was a fine actor and a searing presence onscreen. in our present age of watered-down celeb culture, he shall be greatly missed.

cinemage books said...

He also gives a really fine performance as a man dying of cancer if I recall correctly in Elegy a film based on the Philip Roth novel that I liked better than most critics. Besides Hopper the cast includes Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz the great Patricia Clarkson and as Hopper's wife in a very small role Deborah Harry. What's not to like as my mother use to say.