Posts Tagged ‘Prince’

Movie Review: Graffiti Bridge

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Abandon all hope…

 
Graffiti Bridge (1990 Warner Bros Dir. Prince)

Fancy’s Fun Facts: Technically, this is the end of a trilogy. We began with Purple Rain, continued with Under the Cherry Moon and now we are complete with this.

In 1990, everything started going wrong with Prince. The magic that had charmed him through the 80’s had worn off and he started a long and protracted decline. Between the name thing, the very public feud with Warner Brothers and the fact that the music really wasn’t kickin’ like it used to, the 90’s were a seriously hard time to be a Prince fan. While some may claim that the Batman album is where it all started to go wrong, or that Lovesexy was the signal that we were going down a different path, my own signal was Graffiti Bridge. Depending on who you listen to you’ll get different reasons but the fact is that Prince had a change of heart during the whole Black Album debacle. He trashed an album that was only days away from release and produced Lovesexy as a replacement. It’s at this time that the music and the man went through something of a spiritual shift. While Prince had always had a spiritual side to his music, it started to really shine during this period. Prince also started to resemble a hippy in many ways. He started talking about love and peace and spirituality and all that jazz quite a bit during this period, and it more or less culminated with this movie. Oh this movie…

Before we begin though, I’d like to personally endorse Bombay Sapphire Gin. I’m not sponsored by them*, but I couldn’t have gotten through this movie without their fine product.

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The title card rarely has any room for a joke.

Under The Cherry Moon (1986 Warner Bros. Dir. Prince)

YUP! Directed by Prince himself. You just… just let that sink in for a moment, won’t you? Yeah, I could say more in my opening statement, but why? Doesn’t that first line tell you what you need to know? Well, not completely. This isn’t nearly as bad as it could be, even if it’s not perfect.

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Purple Rain (1984 Warner Bros. Dir. Albert Magnoli)
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