Part 4 of Movies by Marlowe – a Randall Davis Property
Marlowe is a man of property and that includes an impressive movie collection. For our final segment of Marlowe Movies, we have two heavy hitters: Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino. You could spend a year watching their greatest hits and still need more time! For these classics, the best way to view them in your downtown condo is with a good bourbon and some tapas takeout. You could go for Dominos, but you’re a Marlowe man. Besides, would Michael Corleone or Frank Costello opt for pizza and Bud Light?
Jack Nicholson has to be one of the most storied actors in recent memory. While many know him for his terrifying performance in The Shining, just as many know him for his unsettling embodiment of The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman. You might even remember him from A Few Good Men in the infamous “You can’t handle the truth!” scene. You might do better just picking a genre and watching films in that category. Comedy: About Schmidt, Anger Management, or Mars Attacks. Drama: The Departed, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, or The Passenger. Thriller: The Shining, Chinatown, or The Postman Always Rings Twice. His body of work spans more than 60 years and he has won numerous awards (rightfully so). His diversity of work earned him two different floor plans – both of which feature two terraces and 2.5 baths. The Marlowe man with a Nicholson floor plan for his luxury downtown property is discerning, worldly, and loves a good story.
The Don of Acting
Just as widely known, if not more so, is the actor Al Pacino. Much like the man himself, there is one defining floor plan for this long known face in Hollywood. Picking just one film to enjoy in your downtown Houston condo living room is impossible. You can start with the classics: The Godfather, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, or Scarface. Some may opt for his other exploits like the Shakespearean play The Merchant of Venice or his portrayal of Big Boy Caprice in Dick Tracy. Glengarry Glen Ross also showcases Pacino’s acting chops while Ocean’s Thirteen has all the right kinds of fan service and humor. We recommend the film that channels the gangster and western genres starring Pacino and Robert De Niro: Heat. If that doesn’t light your fire, don’t forget about The Devil’s Advocate or Scent of a Woman. There’s too many options!
The final name for Randall Davis’ downtown property: Marlowe. There have been a few famous Marlowes throughout history like Philip Marlowe from The Big Sleep. Many people also know the classical poet and playwright, Christopher Marlowe, but did you know that he was also an alleged spy? There is also Hugh Marlowe (originally Hugh Hipple) from films like the Birdman of Alcatraz, Meet Me in St. Louis, and the original The Day The Earth Stood Still. Finally, there’s Scott Marlowe whose body of work is quite impressive and extensive. Watch The Cool and the Crazy for a very young Scott or Journey Into Fear for a thriller. His role in Circle of Power is powerful, but this is not a movie for the faint of heart. So which floorplan did you choose?