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DVD Review: Harry Dean Stanton Shines In Contemplative “Lucky” - Irish Film Critic
A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment. Harry Dean Stanton first made an impression on me as a child when I saw him in “Alien.” While I never thought of him as a great actor, he had onscreen charisma in spades. While attending film school in Dublin back in the late ’80s, watching him repeatedly in “Paris, Texas” became a class tradition and my respect for him grew exponentially. He continued to carve out a niche for himself playing offbeat characters in films such as “Christine,” “Repo Man,” and “Wild at Heart” but with this year’s “Lucky,” he didn’t appear to be …