Sunday, 23 January 2011

MY HIT LIST #53 The Usual Suspects-The penny drops

The end of The Usual Suspects, a modern classic, is as good a piece of filmaking as you will find in terms of wrapping up the loose ends. Hitchcock often tied things up at the end of his movies and in Bryan Singer's thriller he uses a vertiginous collection of soundbites and images to break Agent Kujan's moment of reflection. A movie that captured audiences imaginations has one of the classic endings in the world of Cinema.

"Oh, gee, thanks, Dave. Bang-up job so far. Extortion, coercion. You'll pardon me if I ask you to kiss my pucker. The same fuckers that rounded us up and sank us into this mess are gonna bail me out? Fuck you. You think you can catch Keyser Soze? You think a guy like that comes this close to getting caught and sticks his head out? If he comes up for anything, it will be to get rid of me. After that... my guess is you'll never hear from him again"-Verbal Kint
The penny drops


  1. According to my Blog List you posted a piece about Marilyn Monroe 18 hrs ago and prior to that a piece on Jimmy Cagney. When I try to connect to them I'm told that no such pages exist on your blog! The last post I can see is THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

  2. Those posts' appearance are down to some mischeavous Blog Gremlins. They will magically reappear in the next few days (hopefully)
    actually i just got a bit tired and pushed the wrong button


having said that;