Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
starring Forest Whitaker, John
Tormey, Henry Silva, Victor Argo
Ancient Tribes And Their Rites
When a movie maker is as controversial as Jarmusch, one has to take
sides. Or ignore him, as I did for a long time. Now not any longer, after
watching a few of his very special gems.
Ghost Dog, in summary, sounds like a standard action or mob film. The
title hero, Whitaker, is a black hit man in New York, working for the mob
with a special personal bond of loyalty to one the mobsters, not the top
guy. He gets entangled in a complicated farce of an honor issue of the
senile and ridiculous gangsters that dominate the film. The top mobster, a
ghost- like Henry Silva, decides that the hitman must be killed.
Ghost Dog has self-styled himself as a samurai, and he follows the code
as he sees it from a book that he reads on his roof, where lives with his
carrier pigeons. He fights back with restraints of loyalty.
Those who take the film as a normal action film will be disappointed. It is
an absurd farce on the genre, with great dialogues and cinematography. It
is packed with cinema allusions, some explicit like th e High Noon show
down at the end, many others less blatant. Great fun.
For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price:
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai starring Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Henry
Silva, Victor Argo - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!