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The Gypsy Curse
When a gypsy caravan arrives in Fairview, the conservative judge Phillips (Howard Erskine) forces the gypsies to leave town. Meanwhile the gluttony lawyer Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke), who has difficulties to reduce his weight, successfully defends the mobster Ritchie Ginelli (Joe Mantegna) in court; during the night, he celebrates with his partner and wives in a dinner party. While driving back home, his wife Heidi (Lucinda Jenney) makes oral sex with Billy and he runs over the old gypsy Suzanne Lempke (Irma St. Paule), the daughter of the patriarch Tadzu Lempke (Michael Constantine). During the trial, Billy omits the reason of the accident; the chief of police Duncan Hopley (Daniel von Bargen) perjuries; and the bigoted judge declares Billy not- guilty for the accident. On the next day, Billy, Duncan and Phillips are cursed by Tadzu that puts a hex on each one of them. Billy gets thinner and thinner and while seeking out Tadzu to ask him to remove the spell, he suspects that his wife is having an affair with his doctor and friend Mike Houston (Sam Freed). Billy feels that his life is running out and asks for help to Ritchie to convince Tadzu using his method to call off the jinx.
The creepy “Thinner” is an underrated and one of my favorite horror movies based on a Stephen King’s novel. The special effects and make-up were state-of-art in 1996 and even thirteen years later, they are very good. With the exception of Billy’/s daughter, all characters are corrupt in some level and deserve their fate. A couple of months ago, I saw another good movie based on the same theme – a gypsy curse – Sam Raimi’s “Drag me to Hell”. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): “A Maldição” (“The Curse”)
One of the Better King Stories
Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) hits an old gypsy woman with his car, and with the help of his lawyer and judge friends gets away without even a traffic fine. Unfortunately for him, he cannot use legal maneuvers to get the gypsy curse off of him!
Stephen King has one of the worst track records for film adaptations. For every great film (Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Shining) there are some real piles of rubbish. And any number of films in between. This one, luckily, is closer to the good end. Some have pooh-poohed it, but I found it pretty enjoyable.
Beyond the main story, which was average, the film comes alive due to Joe Mantegna’s portrayal of Richie Ginelli. Mantegna, who you may know from “Criminal Minds” or as the voice of Fat Tony from “The Simpsons”, is pretty great as violence incarnate. When he unleashes his vengeance on the gypsies, you almost have to feel bad for them, as you admire his tenacious bloodlust.
I have heard people complain about the ending, which apparently varies from the novel. I have also heard that the novel has more intricate subtleties that the movie overlooked. I do not have the novel, so I cannot comment on that, beyond saying that I really enjoyed the ending. I can’t say what it is, but I found it very appropriate.
Burke’s Clint Eastwood voice may be a bit dramatic, but I did not mind… oh, and Kari Wuhrer appears, as well… though does little more than provide a dash of sex appeal.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Fantasy, Horror
Director Tom Holland
Writer Stephen King (novel), Michael McDowell (screenplay), Tom Holland (screenplay)
Actors Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney, Bethany Joy Lenz, Time Winters
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures, Spelling Films International
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 2,584 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5296)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman)