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Fingers

Title: 
Fingers
Year: 
1977
Film Format: 
dvd
Director: 
Toback, James
Language: 
English
Country: 
United States
Actors: 
Harvey Keitel, Tisa farrow, Jim Brown, Danny Aiello

This is the kind of exemplary, deeply personal, defiantly strange and mysterious film making that the New Hollywood of the 1970s was supposed to represent and in many ways it is the last film of that now long gone era.It is clearly inspired by Scorses's early period-hence the talismanic presence of Keitel in his most scorching form- and yet Toback bests him and makes the ultimate New York film, getting to grips with that City's turbulent energy-sexual, visual, criminal-of the 60s and 70s.
The film's sublime tag-line scenario-concert pianist collects debt for his gangster father-was probably enough to inspire the inferior French remake-The Beat That My Heart Skipped- but doesn't suggest the wealth of conflicts and demons at the heart of this obssessive character.

Date Arrival: 
10 March 2000