The Hit (1984)

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The Hit (1984) In a Mod Mob flic with Kerouac on-the-road improvisations, Stephen Frears explores the psychological breakdown of characters caught up in a botched kidnapping and killing. Terence Stamp plays Willie Parker, the snitch turned Zen angel in Spain, and John Hurt, as the world-weary hit man Braddock, has to contend with his apprentice and general fuck-up Tim Roth. When Laura del Sol abruptly enters the plot, she refuses to become a conventional noir female victim, and fights her way through this existential angst.

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“For just a moment we’re here,

Then we’re not here.”

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A decade of Spanish later, a grasser grows

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Bored with safety. caged and protected.

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There’s John Lennon on his wall.

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There’s John Donne’s “Death Be Not Proud.”

Mentor and pupil uncross their legs,

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Swap guns , and quibble about the woman.

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Each stop, there’s the unexpected need

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To murder somebody, even an old pal.

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The landscape crawls past, browning

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Into slag piles and rocky culverts.

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Four beers at a roadside bar, gay swagger

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Beats the boys up, then takes the roof down.

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Looking into his rear-view mirror, the assassin

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With multiple names realizes he’s made a mistake.

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Lucky girl bites between his thumb and trigger finger,

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Drawing blood as he squirms in pleasure.

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Across the wasteland, they flail in a death struggle.

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After knocking her out, “Lucky girl,” he gasps.

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But there she is again as, running the border,

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He’s machine-gunned among kitsch antiques.

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For a time, “I’ll kill you,” became teen slang

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For “C’mon now” or “I love you.”

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[Disposable Poem February 10, 2017]

Dr. Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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