Donah Bassett

Born: 1926, Shawnee, Okla.
Died: 4 May 2010, Phoenix, Ariz.

Highlighted works

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    A vicious killer comes out of retirement to avenge the mutilation of a prostitute in Clint Eastwood’s complex, morally ambiguous and Oscar-winning Western.

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    In David Lynch’s idiosyncratic drama, a young man’s curiosity draws him into the twisted criminal sub-culture operating beneath the placid surface of his cosy hometown.

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    Starring Robert De Niro as the middleweight boxer Jake La Motta, Scorsese’s biopic is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest films of the 1980s.

  • The Blues Brothers

    This musical car chase caper, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, is one of the best ever action comedies.

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