'The Long Good Friday'
Great music, great film.....superlative acting from Bob Hoskins.
Taken all my time to come back on SWDB site.
This film, and this theme, by Francis Monkman, has, literally, kept - and still keeps - me alive.
Great lines from Bob Hoskins (as Harold Shand):
"The mafia, I've shit 'em."
"Shut up, you long streak of paralysed piss."
"A sleeping partner is one thing, but your'e in a F.....g coma"!
"What I'm looking for is what England has given to the World. Culture, sophistication, genius,.....a little bit more than a hot dog, know what I mean?"
Sheer genius writing, and what should have been an accolade for the late, great Bob, who was the character of Harold Shand'.
Beautiful, to see an actor portraying a thug, but also is able to make us laugh at the irony of what is happening, on screen.to their character, That takes talent....and Bob Hoskins had it, in buckets.
I have never seen an actor convey so many emotions as Bob did, in the final scene, accompanied by the great soundtrack, by Francis Monkman. I've re-watched this scene so many times, and you can....literally....see the emotions flowing through the character portrayed by Bob Hoskins..
Also, an early appearance by Pierce Brosnan, as the IRA man.