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Movies of the 90'sby Jürgen Müller
First published in 2001
The glossy, high-quality and professional presentation of the finished book is somewhat let down by the odd typographical error and the author's misconception that the year 2000 was part of the 1990's but this oversight at least results in the movie Gladiator being included in the book and the review features six pictures including three of Joaquin Phoenix as Emperor Commodus.
The 1994 movie Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is also listed, including a couple of photographs of Christian Slater as the interviewer Malloy, although no mention is made of this last-minute casting change.
However, it is for the four-page review of the 1991 film My Own Private Idaho that we present this book here. Again, there are numerous full-color photographs included which feature, among others, Mike Waters' magazine cover shot, the campfire scene in the Idaho desert, and the picture of him in the bath staring forlornly into the huge wall mirror to the side of him. The caption for that photograph reads "Even in the mirror Mike sees somebody else."
The whole review is an insightful and touching piece of writing, but a surprisingly inaccurate description of River's death as "all alone outside a nightclub" leaves the reader wondering if it's not just Ridley Scott who isn't always concerned with historical truth.