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Originally Posted by Franin
Well I finally watched cape fear Zoey and you were right Deniro was fantastic in this one.
In order to give a brief acknowledgement of the importance of topicality, let me say that I won't be seeing Bullet to the Head
or anything else the 67 and counting Stallone stars in. In my estimation, Sly's Sell By date is long past.
Now to the real reason for my post. As much as I enjoyed Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear
and De Niro's performance in it, I preferred the original, starring Robert Mitchum as the dastardly Max Cady. Mitchum was perhaps the most underestimated actor in the history of Hollywood. Nobody ever did a better job of playing creepy but weirdly charming villains. Mitchum's performance as a homicidal itinerant preacher in Charles Laughton's wonderful The night of the Hunter
was terrific too.
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