The death of Joel Schumacher: Clairvoyant shifty

The eighties will not have in popular culture the best reputation: they are considered the decade of bad, often exaggerated style. Today, the daring hairstyles

The death of Joel Schumacher: Clairvoyant shifty

The eighties will not have in popular culture the best reputation: they are considered the decade of bad, often exaggerated style. Today, the daring hairstyles and costumes of the time in the first line are quoted ironically, or as aberrations to be dismissed. Joel Schumacher put in this decade the foundations for his career in Hollywood. With films like "St. Elmo's Fire", "The Lost Boys" or "Flatliners" he contributed significantly to the ambiguous cult there is today in the Eighties. Stars such as Demi Moore, Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland were in Schumacher's early roles before the big breakthrough, and even he himself was starting in 1990, increasingly, the "big deals".

in 1993, Schumacher's "Falling Down" with Michael Douglas turned, a from today's perspective, the clairvoyant, or at the time shady image of white, male rage over an increasingly disengaged society. A year later, he proved with "The Client" based on a novel by John Grisham that he was able to deliver high-profile by the meter. With "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin" he got finally the Chance to work with one of the greatest superhero characters continue, after Tim Burton had previously revived the vigilante of Gotham City for the cinema new. The "Batman"films, Schumacher's apply as a foreign body in the cinema mythology of this figure: they were comparatively flashy, put more extravagant equipment than on the atmosphere. And they were, at least in obvious hints, gay.

unlike the Hero in a bat costume Joel Schumacher made no secret of his sexual identity. As a native New Yorker, Born in 1939, he witnessed the emancipation of the gay rights movement up to the back of the epidemic, with impacts in the AIDS. He had already occupied a career in the fashion industry, as Woody Allen did it in 1973 for "The sleeper" as a costume designer. To the Director, he came in a time in which Hollywood increasingly, the use of capital increased, and therefore, safe recipes for success needed. With his eye for Stars Schumacher was always right, so he is also regarded as the discoverer of Colin Farrell, he occupied in the Vietnam Film "tiger country". Their cooperation took place in "Phone Booth" is a continuation, a Thriller about an invisible sniper. The setbacks, which saw Schumacher with the "Batman"movies, drove him to sera of a controversial choice of material, for example, "8mm", a movie about the underground culture of Snuff Movies, in which actual killings should be seen. His friendship with David Fincher owes the fact that he was able to stage two episodes of the series "House of Cards".

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 20:19

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