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« on: March 03, 2003, 08:55:00 AM »
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Finally saw this last night (thank you Netflix).

Wow. DeNiro was incredible.

I found it to have a lot of disjointed storytelling like most of Marty's early films had. You had to really listen and watch closely, and it seemed like there was more action than dialogue so you had to do a lot of mental "connect the dots" (for last of a better explanation). A lot of his early work feels that way to me. Somewhat disjointed, like a bunch of spliced together scenes.

But I have to say that all in all, DeNiro was incredible. Did he actually put on a ton of weight for the role for those later scenes, or was that makeup? It looked so realistic, and he was so convincing. I think it was DeNiro's best role ever.

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2003, 09:01:59 AM »
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All real! And all pancakes and beef, if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2003, 10:02:57 AM »
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Finally saw this last night (thank you Netflix).

Wow. DeNiro was incredible.

But I have to say that all in all, DeNiro was incredible. Did he actually put on a ton of weight for the role for those later scenes, or was that makeup? It looked so realistic, and he was so convincing. I think it was DeNiro's best role ever.


Couldn't agree more with you! I also saw this a couple of weeks. What first struck me was Robert De Niro's performance but Joe Pesci is brilliant too....... agree? disagree?

I really loved Goodfellas and damn I even like Home Alone......so I guess i love Joe Pesci......of course in a platonic way :wink:

btw. oops I forgot Lethal Weapon 1-2-3 didn't like them...but I still love him

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2003, 10:14:13 AM »
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One of the brilliant things in De Niro's performance is that he plays this gigantic angry motherfucker-asshole but still i seem to like him every second of the movie.

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2003, 01:27:18 PM »
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One of the brilliant things in De Niro's performance is that he plays this gigantic angry motherfucker-asshole but still i seem to like him every second of the movie.


I guess that's just the speciel "De Niro-charm" at work :) I agree with you. That guys got charm! I loved the stand-up comedy scenes. La Motta is so funny :roll: And the closing scene is also damn funny. Mainly because is saw Raging Bull after Boogie Nights.

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2003, 08:50:47 AM »
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Has anyone seen Arizona Dream with that scene where Vincent Gallo and Johnny Depp are watching Raging Bull at the cinema and Gallo gets up and starts acting out the dialogue? Fucking funny...
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2003, 08:31:15 PM »
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Has anyone seen Arizona Dream with that scene where Vincent Gallo and Johnny Depp are watching Raging Bull at the cinema and Gallo gets up and starts acting out the dialogue? Fucking funny...


That sounds fucking awesome. I love Johnny Depp and Vincent Gallo is hilarious in Buffalo 66...I gotta rent this.

Raging Bull is a masterpiece.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2003, 11:00:36 PM »
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It is. And it has, I think, one of, if not the best opening credits of all time. I'm talking about DeNiro in the ring and the credits on screen left. Amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2003, 08:48:29 AM »
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I've never seen Raging Bull, I want to but it just keeps slipping my mind. I really should rent it.. or maybe just buy it, everyone seems to love it.

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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2003, 08:04:25 PM »
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It's a bloody excellent movie.
I remember being a bit put off from the fact that it's black & white before watching it but that didn't even matter. It's fantastic. Completely involving and unpredictable. I think it's a way better movie than 'Taxi Driver' (before anybody puts a hit out on me, people are allowed their own opinion).
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2003, 08:24:01 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2003, 09:27:37 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2003, 10:14:39 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2003, 10:27:22 PM »
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Strangely, Pauline Kael panned Raging Bull.  She had been one of Scorsese's staunchest champions up til that point.

Ordinary People winning Best Picture over Raging Bull is one of the all-time howlers in Oscar history.  Redford won Best Director over Scorsese.  At least Polanski's a real director.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2003, 01:58:21 PM »
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Ordinary People winning Best Picture over Raging Bull is one of the all-time howlers in Oscar history.


It's not half as bad as Dances With Wolves beating out Goodfellas...that's fucking sad.

Didn't Costner also beat out Marty for best director? Yipes.

 

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