Blue in the Face Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Blue in the Face the Movie

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Wang and Auster's immediate follow-up to "Smoke," shot in five days, recycles the same Brooklyn cigar shop setting and contains a dozen fast-paced, loosely scripted or wholly improvised scenes that they couldn't cram into "Smoke," led by Reed's deadpan riff on eyewear, New York, and smoking. The action again centers around Auggie (Keitel), the shop manager, who hangs out with the mostly eccentric, and sometimes famous clientele. Jarmusch idly waxes philosophic on smoking technique, while puffing on what he claims is his last. Scenes are woven together with videotaped interviews from actual Brooklyn residents, creating a tribute to life in the borough with a documentary feel. Improv lovers will enjoy watching what sometimes seems more like outtakes than finished performances.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS
Running time 83 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
New York, New York, Marriage
Screenplay
Wayne Wang, Paul Auster
Cast
Harvey Keitel, Lou Reed, Michael J. Fox, Roseanne, Jim Jarmusch, Lily Tomlin, Mel Gorham, Jared Harris, Giancarlo Esposito, Victor Argo, Madonna, Keith David, Mira Sorvino, Malik Yoba, Michael Badalucco, Jose Zuniga, Stephen Gevedon, John Lurie, Sharif Rashed, RuPaul Charles
Director
Wayne Wang, Paul Auster
Producer
Greg Johnson, Peter Newman, Diana Philips, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Harvey Keitel, Miramax

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