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Suddenly, I heard a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door

The Crow is without a doubt my favourite film of all time.

I was first introduced to it as a teenager and can now pretty much recite the script word for word; I’ve seen it so many times. Much as I love the Film for all its own merits it is also THE film for a certain part of my life, in the same way many people have a soundtrack to a certain decade or experience in their past.

The Crow is the story of Eric Draven, an aspiring musician who along with his fiancé is brutally murdered, and is then revived from the dead to avenge their murders.

The film is a mixture of action, violence and sentiment, based on the comic book created by James O’barr, which he wrote after the tragic death of his fiancé caused by a drunk driver.

The film has an outstanding Soundtrack, some excellent performances, and despite the level of violence that is portrayed within the movie there are also some genuinely moving moments which really manage to get to you.

As someone who has lost two family members this year one of the most poignant quotes from the movie is

Little things used to mean so much to Shelly. I used to think they were kind of… trivial. Believe me, nothing is trivial.

Its these and other sentiments within the film that make it stand out above other generic action films.

Eric is played by Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee and was tragically his last ever film due to an accident which lead to his death whilst filming.

The film spawned three sequels sadly they got worse as they went on and with all due respect to the succeeding actors none of them managed to remotely live up to Brandon’s performance.

Brandon himself talks about the story and character much better than I ever could in the interview below.

  1. Nina
    December 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I couldn’t agree more – it’s as if I had written your first paragraph!! And that interview always makes me cry. It was on the VHS tape, but sadly got shortened/omitted for the DVD releases…

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