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    The Warriors

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    August 25, 2012


    The Warriors

    Directed by Walter Hill. With Michael Beck, James Remar,
    Deborah Van Valkenburgh
    US 1979, 35mm, color, 94 min
    Roughly based on a 1965 novel that was in turn loosely inspired by Xenophon’s Anabasis, The Warriors is a modern epic about a gang fighting its way overnight from the Bronx to its home turf in Coney Island. Despite violence said to be caused by the film during its initial release, it was a success and its popularity has grown over the years – recently spawning action figures and a video game. One of its early fans was Pauline Kael, who described it as both baroque and the visual equivalent of rock music. The film’s original blend of genres – the youth gang film, film noir, the Western – and its moody look, neon against urban shadows, are both hallmarks of the work of director Walter Hill.

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