Click here to go to our home page!
 70s
 80s
 90s
BC 
Google
WWW  Super70s Awesome80s
FORUMS | Culture | Movies | Music | News | Sports | Sci/Tech | Timeline | TV


Looking for Movies?
DVD
VHS
Search by keywords:
In Association with Amazon.com
 

Backtrack

By Tom Keogh

Dennis Hopper directed, as well as acted in, this moody mess from 1989, which was barely seen for a couple of years until getting a boost from the rising fame of its star, Jodie Foster. Looking startlingly young, Foster plays a conceptual artist who witnesses a mob hit, thus becoming a target herself for an assassin (Hopper). But instead of killing her, Hopper's killer falls in love, demonstrating his passion by stalking her at a distance, "owning" her every move and keeping her in exile from ordinary life. The resulting isolation squeezes Foster's creative spirit, forcing her to confront doubt and self-loathing--everything that artists suffer as the price for self-expression. Deeply self-conscious, with a calculatingly meditative tone that becomes inseparable from Hopper's tenacious voyeurism (the film's most obvious commercial hook--Foster's nude scene--is almost prayerful in its pathology), Backtrack wants to be a confessional fable about the artistic process. Instead, it's a muted yet rambling confession about the sinner inside a filmmaker, which would be great if Backtrack were, say, Rear Window. But it surely isn't.

 

Share Your Memories!

Is Backtrack one of your favorite movies? What do you remember about it? Share your stories (or your reviews) with the world! (We print the best stories right here!)



 

FILM FACTS

Buy this VHS movie from Amazon.com! (Click here!)Buy this DVD from Amazon.com! (Click here!)Soundtrack unavailable at Amazon.com - try eBay (see links below)Rated RNot on an American Film Institute 100 list

Director: Alan Smithee

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster

Released: December 14, 1989

Availability: DVD VHS


Backtrack memorabilia!
Dennis Hopper memorabilia!
Backtrack memorabilia!
Backtrack videos and DVDs!

Register for free today and start buying & selling with millions each week!
   
FORUMS | Culture | Movies | Music | News | Sports | Sci/Tech | Timeline | TV

Visit our sponsors!
Why?


Copyright 1994-2017, Awesome80s.com. All Rights Reserved.
Use of this site is subject to our Terms of Service.
Privacy Statement
Review copyright Amazon.com and used by permission.