Guy, you strike a nerve there, man. Sure, Prince's acting was insipid in Purple Rain (he was a bit better than GH in HDN) but, c'mon, he blows the BEatles off the screen in terms of power and passion on celluoid. Maybe, cause i was 16 when Rain came out, but to me, it was more powerful than anything i have seen or heard on Film or CD. And i mean that.
Besides, other than Patti Boyd, does HDN have any great hot babes in it. Hell, no! P-Rain has the wonderful Apollonia! AYE PAPPY! THat seals the deal for me. Hot babes, great songs, phenomenal performances!! Shoot, and i dug a Star is Born - Kristofferson was decent while Steisand was a bit cheesey - some of her songs in that movie are goddamn powerful (The ending with her doing Watch Closely Now is freakin' Brilliant). I only wish Elvis played the Kristofferson role - it would have been either the greatest thing on film or the worst piece of crap ever !! Either way - Steisand and a fat PResely at the end would have been intriguing.
You can watch Paul's grandfather all u want - I'd rather catch the beatiful Applonia any day!! P=Rain guy!