Yesterday at lunch we got on the subject of movies and Angel Heart was mentioned. Mat Planet and I dreamily recalled the various Lisa Bonet scenes before he mentioned “the greatest image in the whole film.” He goes on to explain, since Sal hadn’t seen the film, that towards the end when Harry regains his memory and remembers all the things he’s done, that there was a moment when he smokes a cigarette while holding a bloody straight razor.

I didn’t know that visual had resonated with anyone else and I mentioned that the publicity still from “The Bet” where Walt is holding the knife while smoking was ripped directly from that image. So, for posterity, here’s the shot from both Angel Heart and ‘The Bet.”


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