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« Reply #90 on: August 20, 2003, 08:01:32 AM »
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I think it's a struggle between "Raging Bull", "Taxi Driver", "GoodFellas" and "Casino".
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« Reply #91 on: August 20, 2003, 09:11:13 AM »
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Last Temptation of Christ it is then.

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« Reply #92 on: August 30, 2003, 02:59:43 PM »
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Goodfellas, one of the best movies i've watched in my life, great movie i like Taxi Driver too but i loved Goodfellas since the first scene...
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« Reply #93 on: August 30, 2003, 06:09:48 PM »
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Cinephile, I so agree.  I think Scorsese owns the best of the last three decades (TD, RB, and Goodfellas).  I found Gangs to be a rousing disappointment.  It felt like a Scorsese movie in the first scene, but then just got slowly watered down into something that at times looks like it could have been directed by well... anyone.  Yeah, Lewis is great, but it just feels like the whole production was just too big and messy and there was a lot of compromise.  And don't get me started on that bullshit 'dramatic jeopardy' Diaz was caught up in at the end.  Such garbage.  I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping he's got a great one left in him.

But that's besides the point.  Give me Raging Bull any day of the week and twice on Sunday.  One of the saddest moments in recent memory was having to sell my Criterion LD w/ commentary.  Where's a pimp dvd?

And the Oscar business.  Hitchcock, Kubrick, Altman, Lynch and others never got it... so who really cares?  I mean Scorsese's nowhere in the league of Ron Howard, right?

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« Reply #94 on: September 01, 2003, 11:48:03 PM »
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Raging Bull vs. Goodfellas.

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« Reply #95 on: September 02, 2003, 02:51:18 AM »
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La Motta would pound any goodfella into the ground. But Pesci would put up a good fight.

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« Reply #96 on: November 17, 2003, 03:14:45 PM »
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Happy 61 Marty!

By the way, Taxi Driver was your best film!
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« Reply #97 on: November 17, 2003, 04:36:53 PM »
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The Color of Money is as good a character portrait as Raging Bull or Taxi Driver. One of his best films.
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« Reply #98 on: November 17, 2003, 05:24:59 PM »
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The Color of Money is as good a character portrait as Raging Bull or Taxi Driver. One of his best films.

That's praising the Colour of Money WAY too much.

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« Reply #99 on: November 18, 2003, 04:56:45 PM »
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The Color of Money is as good a character portrait as Raging Bull or Taxi Driver. One of his best films.

That's praising the Colour of Money WAY too much.


The Color of Money just isn't as celebrated as those two. It may have some 80's fromage dripping from it, it is however a product of its time and just as profound as the former two. It may be more difficult for younger viewers to identify with a man approaching his later years in life than guys in their 20' s & 30' s dealing with their angst.  I think you're wrong.
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« Reply #100 on: November 19, 2003, 01:09:11 PM »
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Quote from: Derek
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: Derek
The Color of Money is as good a character portrait as Raging Bull or Taxi Driver. One of his best films.

That's praising the Colour of Money WAY too much.


The Color of Money just isn't as celebrated as those two. It may have some 80's fromage dripping from it, it is however a product of its time and just as profound as the former two. It may be more difficult for younger viewers to identify with a man approaching his later years in life than guys in their 20' s & 30' s dealing with their angst.  I think you're wrong.


I don't think The Color Of Money is as profound as Taxi Driver or Raging Bull (and not a better movie than any of those), but is a very good movie on its own.
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« Reply #101 on: November 26, 2003, 11:31:48 PM »
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i really like King of Comedy.......it's not the most influential, etc....but i really love the colors, sound design, DeNiro's performance.....and it's just really funny to me.......and it's hard to believe that there is a Scorsese film that doesn't have more than 3 or so cuss words.......i really love that shot of DeNiro in front of the b&w photo of a crowd laughing......the camera slowly pulls back and frames the scene in a hallway......i never really thought about it, but i'm wondering where this is supposed to be? surely this is not his basement......i guess Scorsese just thought it looked cool (which it does)
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« Reply #102 on: November 27, 2003, 03:36:02 AM »
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King of Comedy is somewhat underrated.  De Niro gives a fearless performance.  It's one thing to play a psycho.  It's another to play a twerp.  It takes cajones to play such an obsessed, unsympathetic dweeb without ever once winking at the audience or trying to take the edge off of the creepiness.

Jerry Lewis was great as well.  He went places I've never seen him go as an actor.
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