18 September 2005
I watched Sexy Beast the other day.
There are way too many cockney gangster flicks around these days, but this 2000 movie is top notch. Admittedly the plot is a bit simplistic and cliched – retired gangster gets dragged into doing “one last job” – but it’s worth seeing for Ben Kingsley’s character, Don Logan.
He’s a psychotic headcase extraordinaire, so deranged that at one points he takes offense when a mountain goat dares to eyeball him and, as seen in the picture up above, even argues with his reflection in the bathroom mirror.
He also spouts endlessly quotable dialogue, such as:
“Shut up, cunt. You louse. You got some fuckin’ neck ain’t you. Retired? Fuck off, you’re revolting. Look at your suntan, it’s leather, it’s like leather man, your skin. We could make a fucking suitcase out of you. Like a crocodile, fat crocodile, fat bastard. You look like fucking Idi Amin, you know what I mean?”
“Not this time. Not this fucking time. No. No no no no no no no no no! No! No no no no no no no no no no no no no! No! Not this fucking time! No fucking way! No fucking way, no fucking way, no fucking way! You’ve made me look a right cunt! “
So that’s a no then?
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 6:53 AM