Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylised take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at...... more
Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylised take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at others. Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who looked even spookier back then than he does now, is memorable, as are Amy Madigan and Rick Moranis. Music is by Ry Cooder, with an appearance by the Blasters. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, optional French soundtrack, optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh
Advantages: Great modern area Disadvantages: Crowded sometimes
...Shopping in my hometown of Liverpool is great when you compare it with other small towns and cities. There are hundreds of shops crammed into one small area.
The area I am writing this opinion on though is BOLD STREET. Bold street is situated off the main area of Church street and is the place to be seen with trendy bars and bar cafes.
Starting from the top as we go down the road there is...
Advantages: Charming. Gorgeous architecture Unspoilt. Disadvantages: Parking is difficult. Uphill walk from Pier Head
...The centre of Liverpool is very much grander than many people realise and one of its most attractive and architecturally distinguished streets is Rodney Street. It was actually one of the initial residential areas that wealthy merchants had built for themselves in the 18 th century and amazingly it remains largely unspoilt to this day.
The street's name is a bit of a giveaway for its building...
Advantages: Mostly free and lotsto see. Disadvantages: None
...of Liverpool standing at the junction of Water Street and Dale Street. It is a Grade 1 Listed Building and as with many of the major buildings there are links with the Slave Trade. The current building is from the 18th Century but there has been the official home of the Lord Mayor on the site for many centuries ? the Lord Mayor no longer lives there but will be there most days of their years tenure.