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of music we wanted, with the produc-
ers we wanted and we created the
While Steel Pulse has had some
criticism for diluting their music,
Hinds believes the practice is a neces-
sary evil. "I admire Shabba Ranks
and all of the stuff he has done," said
.inds. "I don't think he is a sellout
cause I don't think the musical de-
cisions are really up to Shabba Ranks.
The decisions are made by the Ameri-
can audiences and what they want to
hear. The truth be known, reggae has
still yet to be accepted in its purest
"ense. Whether it's dance hall or tra-
ditional reggae, it always has to be
married with rap or R&B ... You
Oould say (Shabba Ranks) sold out,
Ut if he did not take the direction he
ook we would not have heard from
other DJs like Supercat or Tommy
Rebel. I have to tip my hat to Shabba
STEEL PULSE will be playing on
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Doors open at 9 p.m. Call (810)
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Dahl's 'Last Seduction'is slick, sharp and instantly attractive
By SCOTT PLAGENHOEF
The old sexist credo states that the
way to a man's heart is through his
stomach. Yet, according to Bridget
Gregory, the femme fatale of John
by John Dahl; with
and Peter Berg.
to hide out until she can safely begin
to spend her new wealth.
While in the small town ofBeston,
she meets a naive rustic whose at-
tempt at life in Buffalo had gone awry,
goes right for the crotch within five
minutes of meeting and subsequently
has him at her bidding.
Following the enjoyable yet mas-
sively overhyped "Red Rock West,"
which came to Ann Arbor this sum-
mer, John Dahl's latest attempt at
revitalizing the noir film fares much
better. Whereas "Red Rock West"
abandoned the typical noir setting of
the dimly lit streets and bars of the big
city for the open plain, "The Last
Seduction" centers its tale of deceit,
sex, and revenge in the proverbial
"Small Town USA."
Whereas "Red Rock" was much
more of a cookie-cutter film, the ap-
peal lying in the gimmick of replant-
ing the noir characteristics, "The Last
Seduction" is appealing on a much
more genuine level. The characters
are richer, the storyline is less forced,
and the acting is much more dynamic.
The film's one major flaw is a
cheap plot device which serves to
reinvolve Bill Pullman's character in
the search for his wife and, more
importantly, the money she has re-
cently taken from him.
Unlike most of Pullman's work,
once he is stepped on and discarded
by a woman, he gets the opportunity
to fight back. In the process, despite
the way in which he enters the chase,
Pullman displays a versatility well
beyond the "aw shucks" chumps he is
usually stuck portraying.
The intelligence of Pullman, de-
spite being double-crossed, is a per-
fect foil for the uncompromising
cluelessness of Peter Berg. Berg's
character postures himself as a big
fish in the small pond of Beston; yet
Bridget proves that he has no place
amidst the big city. His old-fashioned,
Mayberry lifestyle clouds him from
the possibility that people can be truly
nasty, particularly when money is in-
volved. His starry-eyed dream of liv-
ing with Bridget in New York clouds
him from the reality that she is simply
yanking him around by the crotch to
relieve the boredom of Beston.
It is the strength and thought with
which the three main characters are
written which elevates "The Last Se-
duction" above the typical Hollywood
suspense thriller. Generally, there are
only two types of characters: the good
and the bad. Here the lines are crossed.
The only character who really attempts
to keep some semblance of school
and church taught morality is the least
likable and is set up for potentially the
biggest fall, while the protagonist is a
conniving, yet extremely likable,
Slick and sharp, "The Last Seduc-
tion" is an almost instantly attractive
yarn. The credit, however, may not lie
with Dahl, as much as with Rick
Barancik's script. Whereas Dahl
penned the predictable overkill of
"RedRock West," Barancik kept "The
Last Seduction" in check and
Fiorentino, Berg and Pullman took
care of the rest.
THE LAST SEDUCTION is cur-
rently playing at the Michigan.
Dahl's latest rural noir, the way to a
man's brain is still through his pants.
Bridget (portrayed delightfully by
Linda Fiorentino) is a conniving, film
noir femme to rival even some of Rita
Hayworth or Barbara Stanwyck's
characters. After double crossing her
husband (Bill Pullman) for a cache of
one-time drug money, the decidedly
very-big city Bridget escapes upstate
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