What’s the deal with Robert DeNiro? Remember when he made real movies — ok, he had a few clunkers in the old days, but nothing as outright horrid as GODSEND – a piece of crap that just stops, not ends. He is working constantly — that’s good — sort of like Michael Caine who, like Gene Hackman, is always excellent even if the movie sucks, but WHAT IS WITH DeNIRO!?!??! When was the last time he had a memorable role equal to his status as an actor? Well? Is it HIDE AND SEEK — with FOUR alternate endings? I’ll find out today — I rented it, along with De-Lovely and House of Frankenstien. So far, House of Frankenstein is light years ahead of GODSEND — right now, the Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange) is dragging Boris Karloff, lisping, into the bog! Ooops, that was it THE END. Universal Studios certainly wasn’t much into epilogs.
Well, STEALTH is done. It isn’t exactly the longest novel — a mere 50,000 words. That’s 3,000 less than THE SAINT but maybe it will be longer in Japanese.