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The Hunger

Fri, Jun 10, 2011

1983 Dir. Tony Scott 97 min, 35mm With Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon Catherine Deneuve plays a centuries-old vampire named Miriam who preys on urban clubgoers with her vampire lover John, played by none other than David Bowie. The Hunger is a neo-Gothic exercise in style and atmosphere that sparked a cult following. It is perhaps most widely known for an intimate and explosive sex scene involving Miriam and Sarah (Susan Sarandon). The film, Tony Scott’s feature debut before continuing on to such successes as Top Gun and True Romance, “reeks with chic, but never for one minute takes itself too seriously, nor does it ever slop over into camp” (The New York Times).

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