Oct 13, 2009

The best of Steve Buscemi: Reservoir Dogs

1. Reservoir Dogs
2. Miller's Crossing
3. Fargo
4. Airheads
5. Ghost World
6. Living in Oblivion
Steve Buscemi is a rodent, one of cinema's sharpest. Of all he current supporting men, he's the one I can most easily imagine slipping into some film noir from the 40s, scurrying around in the shadow of Sydney Greenstreet, for instance, or Orson Welles. Or slipping into a screwball comedy, for that matter — as the Coens realised, nobody can fire of dialogue faster than Buscemi. His role in miller's Crossing was written expressly to see just how fast he could go. As my wife just pointed out, all his roles are basically the same, but he's like a shot of areneline for any movie he appears in, which is why Reservoir Dogs gets the top spot, for me. He's the first to realise just how treacherous Tarantino's movie is going to be.

1 comment:

  1. He also has great comic timing - I thought Con Air was great fun, but you're right about the characters being basically the same.