Angel Heart

Alan Parker (director)
William Hjortsberg (novel)
Alan Parker (photographer)
Alan Parker (screenwriter)
Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet (starring)

Culver City, CA: TriStar Pictures, 1987. Two vintage black-and-white studio still photographs from the 1987 film.

Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) hires detective Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) ostensibly to track down a big band singer he made a deal with years ago. However, a string of gruesome murders follows in Angel's path, and the unnerved detective gradually begins to uncover Cyphre's true intentions. The film stirred controversy for the graphic sex scene between the young Lisa Bonet and Rourke. Parker, threatened with an X rating, was forced to cut 10 seconds from the scene. At the time, Bonet was best known for her role in "The Cosby Show." Generally considered the director's masterpiece, and an essential supernatural horror film of the 1980s. Based on William Hjortsberg's 1978 novel, "Falling Angel."

Set in New York and New Orleans, and shot on location in both places.

8 x 10 inches. Fine.

Grant, p. 32. Spicer, p. 424.

[Book #139498]