Great Movie Scenes #001: REPO MAN (1984)

Hey gang here is the start of another new series for OH MOVIES. A lot of people have favorite scenes in a film or just ones they find great. Well, here’s another person giving you an opinion on what is deemed “Great” in cinema history.

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To debut a new series I thought it would be nice to start by reliving the punk scene of Los Angeles in the 1980s. Alex Cox’s underground gem Repo Man, now a part of the Criterion family, has many characters and scenes you could pull that qualifies as ‘great’. Hell, a whole post could be made on Harry Dean Stanton essentially playing himself as a mean old man (note to self: new idea for a post). But I showcase the opening titles because for one it is performed by Iggy Pop and that qualifies as a good time. More importantly though it is just a rocking tune to have open such a strange comedy. Also, what I find hilarious is that because this was clearly filmed on a budget the opening images is just a black & green map of Southwest America. It is hypnotic in one sense but in another you know that you’re in for a good time once this kicks off. So go enjoy that sushi dinner you didn’t pay for and watch the craziness that somehow involves Emilio Estevez.

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