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Brandon Lee's gothically atmospheric, dark, sombre, heartbreaking, fatalistic, stirring and tragically romantic albeit subtly hopeful dramatic masterpiece with its rousing and pulsating soundtrack, the crime thriller "The Crow", was released 25 years ago. There has been nothing like it, before or since, in terms of its uncompromising power. Lee died while filming from a gunshot wound out of sheer carelessness. He was only 28. No one was even convicted for manslaughter.
It was one of the most shocking moments of my life as he was my idol at the time.
The most talented actor of his generation, a true versatile artist at the height of his powers, taken unjustly too soon. Many great performances were yet to come.
It's a travesty to see this classic being remade. No one will and can ever come close to Lee's iconic, ingenious, powerful, profound, fervent, enamoring, moving, tormenting, haunting, menacing, rageful, vengeful, frenetic and ultimately breathtaking performance. One for the ages. Eric Draven is Brandon Lee. Brandon Lee is Eric Draven, the impassioned, enraged, and tortured rock musician seeking wrathful justice on those who savegely raped the love of his life and murdered them both, but who are about to enjoy impunity for the last time. Period.
It is always said that there will never be another Bruce Lee. But there will never be another Brandon Lee either.
His incendiary passion will continue to inspire generations to come.
["I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
"If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die but real love is forever."] The Crow
Gone but never forgotten, Brandon
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