Midnight Express (1978)


Director: Alan Parker

Writer: Oliver Stone

(Based on a book by William Hayes and William Hoffer)

For some reason I just haven’t seen this movie before.  I felt like I have because it has been referenced so much in the last 35 years and the American in a horrible foreign jail is a familiar story by now.  But even knowing a lot of the beats it is still a gut wrenching film.  The production design is appropriately disgusting and the acting is solid all around.  I also really enjoyed the lack of subtitles for the Turkish people so to further drive home the feeling of isolation.  Good movie!  Very tough.  On Netflix Instant right now!

About Jon Watches Movies

My name is Jon and I live in New Jersey. These are the movies I have watched since January 1, 2011.
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