Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Blast from the Past: The Fugitive Starring Harrison Ford

Once upon a time in 1993, two men named Harrison and Tommy got together and made one hell of a film. Now, if you've ever witnessed the spectacle that was karaoke at 33 Hess in downtown Hamilton, then you may remember a bunch of drunken 'tilt-masters' spewing quotes from The Fugitive on more than one occasion. Ahhh fuck that, it wasn't even quotes, we were really pretty much acting out full scenes over the mic in between shitty renditions of Garth Brook's 'Friends in Low Places' and Jovi's 'Livin' on A Prayer'.

Back to the film though, in short, it might actually be as close to perfect as a film can get. It is dramatic, funny (well maybe not intentionally), well-written, and features one of those punch and joust relationships between two main characters that most masterpieces possess.

Now, if you have the time. I've included the opening scene in its entirety for your viewing pleasure down below. Harrison is in his prime and if you've ever wanted to see cinematic brilliance then hang on until about the 9:00 mark as the 'Sole Beneficiary' has had enough shit from the detectives and you watch as he begins to realize how much shit he is in. During my search for a clip, I also stumbled on to the second clip which breaks the movie down in 5 seconds. Well I don't believe that 'The Fugitive' can be reduced to such a time, but the clip is worth a view and I bet it will cause at least some uproar within you.


OPENING SCENE: Harrison is so money.

The Fugitive in 5 seconds: I Don't care.

1 comment:

Black said...

'You should be the Fellowship of the Ring'