Guilty Pleasures Film Festival 2013


Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer (the hawk) in "Ladyhawke" (Warner Bros./20th Century Fox, 1985)

Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer (in hawk form) in “Ladyhawke” (Warner Bros./20th Century Fox, 1985)

“Ladyhawke” (Warner Bros./20th Century Fox, 1985). A cray cray jealous medieval bishop (John Wood) puts a curse a woman he loves (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the man she loves (Rutger Hauer). By day, she is a hawk and he is a dude; by night, he turns into a wolf and she is herself–”always together; eternally apart.” The only time they can see each other in their human form is for a brief moment at dawn and at dusk. Needless to say, they are not happy with this situation. With the help of a boy thief (Matthew Broderick), a monk (Leo McKern) and a solar eclipse, they set to make things right. Gorgeous location shooting in Italy, a totally awesome 80s electro synth soundtrack by Alan Parsons, and Michelle Pfeiffer just being in the film make this a true guilty pleasure for me. Written by Edward Khmara, Michael Thomas, Tom Mankiewicz and David Peoples. Directed by Richard Donner. “She loves you more than life itself.”