Sunday, October 15th – 02:00 AM
The Warriors (1979)
by Walter Hill – USA, 1979
Andrew Sarris wrote upon the film’s release: “The language of the gangs is deliberately cryptic, the sense of space is clearly magical.” There was a new magic, black and underground, in the story of the crossing that leads the Warriors gang from the Bronx to Coney Island, while all the other street gangs are on their tail. Epic and epochal film, for various reasons: Walter Hill’s rebels replicated the climate of (true) fear that reigned in the (real) streets of New York at the time and subjected it to a restyling in the key of popular mythology, between westerns and Italian and Knights of the Round Table. Controversial reception, success that became cult, endless imitations.
Film in original language, subtitled