Last Exit to Brooklyn

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Last Exit to Brooklyn Add Article. Want to see. Super Reviewer. View All Photos 1. Movie Info. Adapted from Hubert Selby Jr. The episodic tale reins in figures like Tralala Jennifer Jason Leigh , a hooker who lures her tricks to back alleys where they are mugged by ex-con Vinnie Peter Dobson ; Harry Stephen Lang , the union boss troubled by his closeted homosexuality; Big Joe Burt Young , a striking blue-collar worker with a pregnant single daughter Ricki Lake ; and others. Ulrich Edel , Uli Edel. Dec 19, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Stephen Lang as Harry Black.

Jennifer Jason Leigh as Tralala. Burt Young as Big Joe. Peter Dobson as Vinnie. Jerry Orbach as Boyce.

Stephen Baldwin as Sal. Jason Andrews as Tony.

Review: Last Exit to Brooklyn, by Hubert Selby Jr

James Lorenz. Rick Aiello. Maia Danziger as Mary Black. Cameron Johann as Spook.

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Ricki Lake as Donna. Hubert Rechy as Hit-Run Driver. Bernard Zette. Alexis Arquette as Georgette. John Costelloe as Tommy. Party up, party up, party up, baby! Party up, party up, baby! Compartilhar no Facebook Compartilhar no Twitter. Brooklyn, Brooklyn Party up, party up!

Brooklyn Party up, party up, baby! I cannot sleep, the night is young I cannot eat, I want some fun I pick you up, Route 66 Life gives me the kick I cannot live, I love this life I cannot die, can I survive? I cannot breathe without your love I can't get enough It's the last exit to Brooklyn New York City, oh is waiting He's a New York boy, he's a party guy Baby, let's dance and have some joy!

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It's the last exit to Brooklyn! Nos avise. Recomendar Twitter. The review on the back of my copy calls it "a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside. Not a read for children, adolescents, or even squeamish or sensitive adults. Feb 24, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: new-york-literary-biography , rth-lifetime , Hubert Selby's travelogue brings you deep into an exotic land you've never visited before. I mean, technically Sunset Park in Brooklyn is like ten minutes away on foot, but Brooklyn's come a long way in forty years and I don't know anyone like anyone in this book, which is great for me because there is an awful lot of rape going on.

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And the thing is that Selby is such a terrific observer of people, and he has this wonderful sympathy for them, so he gets you inside even the most loathsome of chara Hubert Selby's travelogue brings you deep into an exotic land you've never visited before. And the thing is that Selby is such a terrific observer of people, and he has this wonderful sympathy for them, so he gets you inside even the most loathsome of characters - and everyone here is basically loathsome, so when I say "most" I mean MOST - and you understand a little of why they're like this, the loneliness and hopelessness and hurt fury inside them.

For all I know that worked; maybe this wouldn't be a cult classic if it wasn't notorious for its groundbreaking obscenity trial. I'm just saying, he's a really good writer and this book gets a little dark sometimes. It isn't a novel, it's a collection of loosely linked short stories.

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Tralala 's story is the famous one, partly because obscenity and partly because I think the movie focused on it. But the best, and the longest, is Strike, about a crooked union rep for a crooked union striking against a crooked factory while looking for crooked love from crooked people. The ending makes no sense - did I mention rape?

The only really weak story is Landsend, the final one, which is too sketchy to amount to anything and besides Selby's point is more than made by then and it starts to feel repetitive. Up 'til then, the stories actually build on each other very nicely and then everybody got raped. This book is brutal, but fantastic!! There are no likeable characters here, but you can't help but feel sorry for the desperate situations they are in at times. A portrayal of the nastiest, lowest forms of character amongst us.


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A much cruder version of the human conditions that Emile Zola wrote about almost a century previous to this. I'm wondering why I've not read this before now. Looking forward to reading more of his work. View all 14 comments. I grew up in Brooklyn, and I live here now- so people are sometimes impressed by the length of my tenure and my selection of "back in the early s" stories.

At least until they realize that I'm from Park Slope, which is like being from the Upper West Side of Manhattan- sure, it probably had its rough spots, but no one is ever going to give you credit for surviving the rough streets of Riverside Drive. This is particularly true when you run into someone else who grew up in Brooklyn, and play t I grew up in Brooklyn, and I live here now- so people are sometimes impressed by the length of my tenure and my selection of "back in the early s" stories.

This is particularly true when you run into someone else who grew up in Brooklyn, and play the "so what neighborhood are you from" game.

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