New Rose Hotel (1998)
October 30, 2019 8:26 PM - Subscribe

New Rose Hotel is a 1998 American cyberpunk erotic drama film co-written and directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe and Asia Argento. It is based on William Gibson's story of the same name.
posted by valkane (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Ah, I remember reading the story in Omni Magazine.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:58 PM on October 30, 2019 [1 favorite]


Where can you get hold of this these days? I heard about it a while ago but never found a copy
posted by entity447b at 5:35 AM on October 31, 2019


I can remember seeing this (because of Asia Argento, she is amazing) but I can't remember anything about it. I guess it probably wasn't terrible, but it didn't leave any kind of long-term impression on me.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:15 AM on October 31, 2019


Huge Gibson fan, especially when I was younger, and enjoyed the heck out of this.

It's very low budget, virtually like a bottle episode of a TV show, but Walken and Dafoe are fantastic and look like they enjoyed the heck out of this project. Can't remember if I saw a VHS rip or the DVD version, but the cinematography felt really intimate.

I knew the story (very well), but the film by itself is probably really confusing.

Lol, the poster I get from IMDB is Argento in flashing her trenchcoat wearing only underwear (not the same one that FanFare scraped).
posted by porpoise at 10:03 AM on October 31, 2019


Where can you get hold of this these days? I heard about it a while ago but never found a copy

It's on Prime
posted by octothorpe at 5:44 PM on October 31, 2019 [2 favorites]


I need to watch this again. I remember finding it both very horny and very sad.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:15 PM on October 31, 2019 [1 favorite]


I should really try watching this again some time because Walken and Defoe and a William Gibson story, how could I not like that? But what I remember is profoundly not liking it. Like it's dangerously tempting to really lean into the memory of how bad it was and just hold it up as a trophy-winner for Most Disappointing Thing I Ever Saw, and so I both do feel that way and don't entiiiiirely trust my memory.

I do remember feeling like they basically ran out of movie 20-30 minutes from the end and so act 3 was a clip show.
posted by cortex at 6:42 AM on November 1, 2019 [1 favorite]


I do remember feeling like they basically ran out of movie 20-30 minutes from the end and so act 3 was a clip show.

I was just about to say the same thing.
posted by maxsparber at 11:48 AM on November 1, 2019


What a cast! I’ve read everything Gibson has written but I missed this adaptation somehow. And I especially adore Asia Argento.

So I’ve got it cued up on Prime. Hit play or dig up Burning Chrome for a reread?
posted by lemon_icing at 12:46 PM on November 1, 2019


Hit play or dig up Burning Chrome for a reread?

Why not both?
posted by valkane at 8:08 PM on March 7


Long story short: I was on facebook, once upon a time. I mean, like years ago. I used it to ask Harper Simon how he came up with the song that Asia Argento sings, and he answered me directly and said it was something they came up with on set. Off the cuff.

Is that cool or what?
posted by valkane at 8:12 PM on March 7 [1 favorite]


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