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Old 09-16-10, 07:02 AM   #51
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Nice try, but no cigar. It's this:



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And for the record, For A Few Dollars More is one of my all time favorite films.
I was trying to point out the badassery of Eastwood compared to the minisculity of DiCaprio. I can NEVER see DiCraprio as a tough guy. He'll always be that retarded kid in Gilbert Grape or the "King of the world" in Titanic.
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Old 09-16-10, 07:14 AM   #52
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The top image is iconic, the second just a couple of actors having a chat.

I agree with Asmodeus that Infernal Afairs is far superior to The Departed. Scorsese has become increasingly safe in his movie choices - though still no where near as bad as Lucas!
And that's where I would continue the debate over Fistful/Yojimbo vs. Infernal Affairs/Departed.

Fistful may have been copied, but it is still very much an iconic film in its own right. The Departed is just another run of the mill cop/gangster film. There is nothing at all special about it. The only reason it will be remembered is because of the sympathy Oscar it won Scorsese.

Departed is to Infernal Affairs as Red Dragon is to Manhunter... a pale imitation barely changed, done by high profile directors to its original predecessor.
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Old 09-16-10, 09:07 AM   #53
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It's a shame too because he was such a fantastic filmmaker. Now he can only win Oscars by copying other films and trying to fool people into thinking it was his idea.
Now that's just silly. Since when was any Scorsese movie "his idea?" It was all based on "something" prior to Scorsese getting his anglo-hands on it. Henry Hill and Jake LaMotta weren't his inventions, you know.
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Old 09-16-10, 09:12 AM   #54
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Is it too much to ask for a DiCaprio/DeNiro pairing in a Scorsese film?
Ohhh. I thought you wanted to see a DiCaprio/DeNiro painting in a Scorsese film. My bad.
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Old 09-16-10, 09:16 AM   #55
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I agree with Asmodeus that Infernal Afairs is far superior to The Departed.
That may be true, but not a lot of people watch foreign movies, so for them, "The Departed" was not a bad thing to bring into the mainstream.

And "The Departed," with its all-star cast, was not a bad film at all. "GoodFellas" it ain't, but who said it was supposed to be? And why would we even want another "GoodFellas?" We already have it. We didn't have a Hollywood picture where a mob guy became a cop to become an informer, and a cop became a mob guy to become an informer. In fact, the film should have been called The Informer.

Or Text-Messaging Wars.
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Is it too much to ask for a DiCaprio/DeNiro pairing in a Scorsese film?
I've been wishing and hoping for this, seriously.
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Old 09-16-10, 09:58 AM   #57
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A painting like this, except with DeNro and DiCaprio. One looking this way, the other looking that way.

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Old 09-16-10, 09:59 AM   #58
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Old 09-16-10, 10:43 AM   #59
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Now that's just silly. Since when was any Scorsese movie "his idea?"
He wrote Who's That Knocking at My Door? and co-wrote Mean Streets. His 1970's films are quite personal, though obviously he's strayed far from that area since.
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Old 09-16-10, 12:51 PM   #60
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And "The Departed," with its all-star cast, was not a bad film at all. "GoodFellas" it ain't, but who said it was supposed to be? And why would we even want another "GoodFellas?" We already have it. We didn't have a Hollywood picture where a mob guy became a cop to become an informer, and a cop became a mob guy to become an informer. In fact, the film should have been called The Informer.

Or Text-Messaging Wars.
It's not a bad film, but it's not a particularly memorable or great one either. Certainly not the film to win him an Oscar. What a bizarre call that was. I consider it very middle of the road. There's much to be said for the argument that Goodfellas was his last great movie and that he's been largely treading water since then. Casino was fun but was pretty much more of the same, while The Aviator had it's high points but ultimately didn't quite say anything new to me about it's subject or moviemaking. It was pretty predictable in it's choices. My favourite since Goodfellas was The Age of Innocence and yet that was some time back now. Not seen Kundun though (anti-Keanu bias) so that may be worth a watch.
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Old 09-16-10, 12:53 PM   #61
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Certainly not the film to win him an Oscar. What a bizarre call that was.
It was definitely an unofficial lifetime achievement award.
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Old 09-16-10, 04:40 PM   #62
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Not seen Kundun though (anti-Keanu bias) so that may be worth a watch.
Keanu's not in KUNDUN. You're thinking of Bertolucci's LITTLE BUDDHA from a couple of years before that. KUNDUN is quite good, it's about the Dalai Lama, not Buddha. Peter O'Toole's the only name actor in it. It's the last Scorsese film I liked.
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Christopher Moltisanti connected with Kundun..
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[QUOTE=Buttmunker;10374371]A painting like this, except with DeNro and DiCaprio. One looking this way, the other looking that way.

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Old 09-16-10, 04:57 PM   #65
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So it might be The Irishman. Or Silence. Or his long-gestating Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin biopics, who knows.
Luckily, I've already created threads for all three!
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Keanu's not in KUNDUN. You're thinking of Bertolucci's LITTLE BUDDHA from a couple of years before that. KUNDUN is quite good, it's about the Dalai Lama, not Buddha. Peter O'Toole's the only name actor in it. It's the last Scorsese film I liked.
Ah thanks, I must have remembered things incorrectly - probably the letter "k"!
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Old 09-16-10, 06:28 PM   #67
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A painting like this, except with DeNro and DiCaprio. One looking this way, the other looking that way.
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Keanu's not in KUNDUN. You're thinking of Bertolucci's LITTLE BUDDHA from a couple of years before that. KUNDUN is quite good, it's about the Dalai Lama, not Buddha. Peter O'Toole's the only name actor in it. It's the last Scorsese film I liked.
I think you're confusing "Kundun" with Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor", since Peter O'Toole wasn't in the former but he was in the latter (unless I'm missing something.)

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In an attempt to get the thread at least somewhat back on track - has anyone read the Brandt novel?
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I think you're confusing "Kundun" with Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor", since Peter O'Toole wasn't in the former but he was in the latter (unless I'm missing something.)
LOL, you're right. All these films with Asian monarchs/deities and western mentors...all rolling around together in my head. In the year of KUNDUN, 1997, O'Toole was only in FAIRY TALE: A TRUE STORY, in which he played Arthur Conan Doyle. (And didn't Keanu Reeves play Sherlock in that? )
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