Crossroads - Netflix

Crossroads was a religious dramatic anthology series that featured episodes that detailed the lives of the clergy. Each story is based on actual experiences of American clergymen.

Crossroads - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1955-10-07

Crossroads - Crossroads (1986 film) - Netflix

Crossroads is a 1986 American coming-of-age musical drama film inspired by the legend of blues musician Robert Johnson. Starring Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz, the film was written by John Fusco and directed by Walter Hill and features an original score featuring Ry Cooder and Steve Vai on the soundtrack's guitar, and harmonica by Sonny Terry. Vai also appears in the film as the devil's guitar player in the climactic guitar duel. Fusco was a traveling blues musician prior to attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he wrote Crossroads as an assignment in a master class led by the screenwriting giants Waldo Salt and Ring Lardner, Jr. The student screenplay won first place in the national FOCUS Awards (Films of College and University Students) and was sold to Columbia Pictures while Fusco was still a student.

Crossroads - Critical response - Netflix

Farliner said “This is as tricky a picture to market as anything. I was the first one who tried to sell the story. I know how tricky it is... It could be a classic crossover movie. But you could blow that opportunity real quick with a bad campaign.” He thought Columbia had an excellent marketing team and liked that the studio spent $6 million on launching it. According to Ry Cooder, the film “went down the tubes”. As of 2018, the film had a 73% certified “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert in his review stated that the movie “borrows so freely and is a reminder of so many other movies that it's a little startling, at the end, to realize how effective the movie is and how original it manages to feel despite all the plunderings.” He praised the film's acting and music, giving the movie 3.5 stars out of 4.

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