Bringing Out the Dead
The book Bringing Out the Dead was made into the movie Bringing Out the Dead.
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Actors on this movie include Patricia Arquette, Nicolas Cage, Marc Anthony, Marylouise Burke, Cliff Curtis, John Goodman, Mary Beth Hurt, Cullen O. Johnson, Graciela Lecube, Arthur J. Nascarella, Afemo Omilami, Ving Rhames, Cynthia Roman, Nestor Serrano, Tom Sizemore, Julyana Soelistyo, Sonja Sohn, Phyllis Somerville and Aida Turturro.
Scorsese, screenwriter Paul Schrader (of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull), and cinematographer Robert Richardson put a vivid spin on the New York of the early 90s with amazing visual flair and keen, economical storytelling. The film practically pulses with life, and hits the perfect note of ragged exhaustion. Cage, after a recent career slump, turns in an exceptional performance, by turns manic and weary. In fact, this is one of the best casts ever assembled for a Scorsese film: in addition to the quietly effective Arquette, there are great performances by John Goodman, Ving Rhames, and Tom Sizemore as Cage's ambulance partners, as well as Mary Beth Hurt (as an ER doctor), pop star Marc Anthony (as a drug addict), and especially Cliff Curtis (as a drug dealer who winds up in an unusual scrape). It's not a masterpiece in the vein of Taxi Driver, but Bringing Out the Dead ranks as a stunning Scorsese joyride. --Mark Englehart