Happy Father’s Day to all my family and friends!!!
I just finished watching “Cruising” with Al Pacino! Al wasn’t with me watching the film…he was in the film! I still liked the film at least as much now as when I first saw it.
The only thing I find wrong with the film is there was no sequel and I want to see a director’s cut with the forty minutes put back in. The murder mystery could have been pulled together with an extra 10-15 minutes of film bringing it to a climax like a Dirty Harry film but it is what it is and I still don’t take issue with it. Got to believe that’s Ron laying on the floor at the end.
The film was basically pulled not because the American public are a bunch of pussies but because the homo crowd of it’s time derided the film as non-representative of their community at the time… it was supposed to be non representative! The captain even said the smbd community was, “a world unto itself” (actual or semi quotation). Not every Faggy Jack is going to go full fistula on someone in public.
I’ll compare the film, in a base way, to Caligula which had a fistula scene which was simply rape and worse as opposed to the scene in Cruising where generous amounts of lubricant was sensuously first applied and the actual insertion was done later off camera.
This is from Wikipedia, “Caligula received generally negative reviews. Roger Ebert gave it zero stars, calling it “sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash”. Ebert wrote, “In the two hours of this film that I saw, there were no scenes of joy, natural pleasure, or good sensual cheer. There was, instead, a nauseating excursion into base and sad fantasies.” It is also notable for being one of the few films Ebert has ever walked out of- he walked out 2 hours into its 170-minute length after feeling “disgusted and unspeakably depressed”.
I sat through the entirety of the film, Caligula, (FYI Ron gets killed at the end of that one too!) and did not feel sickened by the film but I did not consider it great cinema. I loved the ending though when the uncle becomes Caesar most of the rest of it not so much.
I think Cruising is real cinema and got panned for political reasons. I thought it was Al Pacino taking a risk in his career and he and everyone else made a great film. I think it’s now a bit of a documentary and a captured piece of history and there’s nothing wrong with that. Al did great acting, the direction was superb and enough room for a third film with Karen Allen impersonating a gay male and becoming a serial killer and ultimately confronted with killing Al.
Any Cruising 9/10 stars crushed by a bunch of misguided gay activists who if they left the film in place would have had more dates with good looking tops and bottoms than they can handle.
Also, crushed by movie mogul pussies who are also clandestine misguided gay activists themselves who turned tale on their own tale…9 stars out of 10 for the film…2 stars for the closeted homosexual movie executives who screwed their own film up it’s ass.
Great film!!! Go see it. Let those queer, faggy movie guys know what you think of it being pulled!