Friday, December 6, 2013

Only now does it occur to me... KING OF NEW YORK

Only now does it occur to me... in the wake of similar salutes to Ed Harris, James Remar, and Jean-Claude Van Damme– my tribute to Christopher Walken dance mania!

6 comments:

Mike B. said...

Jesus, I mean, I can't even, what the...? To quote one of your earlier reviews, if there is such a thing as too much Professor Toru Tanaka, this right here is on the verge of too much Walken!

The Sci-Fi Fanatic said...

Ha. Crazy is as crazy does.

I know he has dance in his background actually but Walken is definitely busting some early Fatboy Slim Weapon Of Choice smackdown right there. :)

J.D. Lafrance said...

That Walken sure knows how to cut a rug. I love that he considers himself in the tradition a Vaudeville performer.

Sean Gill said...

Mike,

Heh, indeed! But I did find that Walken's even-more-bizarre-than-usual acting choices actually worked in this film, which has more in common with Lynchian modes and a grand operatic tradition moreso than, say, GOODFELLAS.

SFF,
Yeah, it's nice to see him do his thing. The man loves any excuse to dance!

J.D.,
Totally– I seem to remember reading something about a stint as a lion tamer's assistant, too!

cook said...

arrg. it wont let me see the video in my country! But I have seen some walken moves in movies. Christopher Walken is my favorite actor, and my neices and nephews say I look like him. LMAO, because I'm their AUNT. :)

Sean Gill said...

Cook,

That's unfortunate, because it's quite a video! Though, as you say, you can't go far within Walken's oeuvre without seeing the man bust some moves.