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Big Louis Costillo, last of the old-style gang leaders is slain, and his former bodyguard Tony Camonte is taken into custody. Since Costillo's body has never been found, the police have to release him, though they strongly suspect Johnny Lovo paid Tony to remove Big Louis. Tony begins taking over the rackets in town with violent enforcement, and he becomes a threat to Johnny and the other bosses unless they work for Tony. Meanwhile, Tony's sister wants to be more independent, but finds it difficult to escape from her brother's overprotective grasp. The dissatisfaction of the other bosses and the relentless pursuit of the police push Tony towards a major confrontation.
"Look at ma shit!"
Oh wait, wrong movie. I am guessing there's a version of that scene in the Pacino remake, and that's what James Franco's Spring Breakers character would have been referencing. But it's the first thing I thought about when I saw Paul Muni's Tony showing off for his gangster-moll-to-be.
Despite the fact that he sometimes linguistically wanders into Chico Marx territory, Muni's Scarface is a revelation: Larger than life, scary, charming, funny, and surprisingly layered. For all the violence - and this film is very violent - it's his boyish glee when shooting off his first tommy gun that will stick with me. And also his need to find out the ending of the play he was…
I'm not gonna lie, Scarface is not a perfect film—the secondary acting isn't great, the commentary on violence (more like an excuse for Howard Hawks to have fun with a violent film) felt a lot more present back in '32 than what it does now (and, to top it off, the film sometimes loses itself in its own violence), it lacks a bit of emotional impact and the editing isn't the best (the truth is that Scarface looks like a set of small episodes of the life of Tony Camonte and not like a continuous film—what I mean is that the way the scenes are cut together doesn't favor the film). However, the truth is that I had a truly…
Film #7 of Project 30
”Listen, Little Boy, in this business there's only one law you gotta follow to keep out of trouble: Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doing it.”
Produced by the legendary Howard Hughes and directed by Howard Hawks, Scarface is considered to be one of the most influential films of the gangster genre and it’s no surprise that many plot and character points that nowadays we call cliches of the genre actually originate from this 90 minute roller coaster: The hot tempered ambitous mobster who is having anger management problems is at the center of the plot, he is someone who’s doing everything he can to grab the woman he wants and when…
So like when will people stop pretending that this movie is good.....
Listen, Little Boy, in this business there's only one law you gotta follow to keep out of trouble: Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doing it.
It's one of the three films credited with the beginning of the true gangster films along with Little Caesar and The Public Enemy. Over 60 gangster films were released between 1930 to 1932 and yet these are the three that are remembered as the ones that started it all.
Scarface was apparently the most controversial and violent gangster film to come out at the time and would remain so for years as the stricter Hays Code was beginning to be enforced. The film is violent and raw. It's filled…
One of the most violent movies ever made. Every other scene is someone getting shot.
There are some very clever moments, however. The secretary character is what the Coens dream of, and the opening camera shot is ages ahead of its time.
This movie doesn't just use violence as a gimmick; it's a genuinely good film, even 81 years after it was made.
So like when will people stop pretending that this movie is good.....
i hate gangster movies
Loosely based on the life of legendary crime boss Al Capone, Scarface is a fascinating film about the gangster life in Chicago during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Tony, played by Academy Award winner Paul Muni is a guy who makes Joe Pesci in "Goodfellas" seem like a pleasant man. Brian De Palma deserves lots of credit for taking this film and creating such a excellent "remake", the story is similar in some ways, but yet so different in others.
اگر نسخه ی دی پالما رو هم دیده باشید این نسخه رو هم با تفاوت ها و شباهت ها پی میبرید.در خط داستانی دو فیلم هیچ تفاوتی جز در پایان بندی و عمق بخشی به تونی ندارند.پایان بندی نسخه ی دی پالما به طور آشکار جذاب تر،دراماتیک تر و ماندگارتره.اما پایان بندی هاوکس معمولی در بهترین توصیفش و به دور از طراوت هست.شخصیت تونی در دو نسخه هم باعث تفاوت زیاد دو نسه میشه.در نسخه ی هاوکس بازیگر شخصیت تونی کاملا در محدوده ی ویژگی های پرسوناژ ترسو ولی طماع تونی هست.اما در نسخه ی دی پالما به واسطه ی حضور پاچینو شخصیت گسترده تر میشود.عمق بیشتری پیدا میکند و دیگر اون تونی ترسو و طماع هاکس نیست.بلکه فردی باهوش و طماع و قائم به ذات خودش هست.به عبارت دقیق تر نسخه ی دی پالما و تونی اگزیستانسیالیسم تر هستند.
August Scavenger Hunt 2016 | Film #23, Task #28
28. A film with a predominantly yellow poster!
For two reasons I bought this movie:
1) I accidentally marked with a permanent pen on my 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book that I owned this rather than the 1983 version and for that reason
2) when it was on sale 3 movies/10€ I had to buy it
So oh boy was I glad that after owning this film 5+ years I finally had a reason to watch it - otherwise it would probably have stayed unseen.
I have nothing to say about the film itself (except that Tony's sister Cesca was my favourite), I am just trying to get as close as possible with finishing the scavenger hunt. Let the rating speak for itself.
Film 76- #87: Howard Hawks
I’ve had many cases when I watch a classic of critically acclaimed film, and I admit they’re well made, but I just didn’t care for them. Some of these were The Departed, A Fistful Of Dollars, Sicario, et cetera. Scarface was just one of those movies. I’m not one to really adore De Palma’s, but maybe I’ll get more appreciation after viewing this. I don’t know, it just did nothing for me.
An alright gangster movie. I prefer this to the ridiculous 1983 remake though.
"Listen, Little Boy, in this business there's only one law you gotta follow to keep out of trouble: Do it first, do it yourself, and keep on doing it."
I didn't really know what to expect from this film, I mainly watched it because the 1983 remake is one of my favourite films and this is considered one of the classic films of the Gangster genre.
I will say I did really like the film, and I didn't expect it to be much like the 1983 version (this one is about a Prohibition Era gangster in Chicago, the 1983 version is about 1950s-60s Cuban gangster in Miami who deals cocaine) but there were lots of similarities. Both have Tony, and obsessive and cruel yet highly ambitious gangster who begins working low and whilst he is given extreme orders by his boss NOT TO attempt to start a war, Tony's…
Epäilen että olen nähnyt tämän joskus 90-luvun alkupuolella mutta en ole varma. Tutulta tämä ei kyllä kuitenkaan tuntunut.
Vanhoja elokuvia on jotenkin hirveän vaikea arvostella mielestäni. Ne ovat luonnollisesti niin sidottuja omaan aikaansa. Annan nyt tälle kolme ja puoli tähteä. Ihan katsottava elokuva.
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