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5 Best Gangster Movies


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LOOK AT ME NOW MAW..I am on top of the world as James Cagney fires of a round from his thirty eight Smith and Wesson..blowing up the huge sphere of volitle gas that he is standing on - best gangster scene ever - and it ended well in a Milton sort of way.

yup...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCHqRyrOV2E

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....If more of us ignored him then we wouldn't see references to him from time to time and then "poof" it's like he never existed at all....

Ironic indeed....your post only perpetuates my legacy. It's far easier to ignore you....as you slink away often.

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I thought of some of these too. I once thought Casino was a good gangster movie but its violence was simply too graphic. Scorcese is the Sam Peckinpah of the modern era and he replaces true art with fake violence.

I see no problem, none whatsoever, with graphic violence in film.

But the movie that really struck me is Sexy Beast because of the character played by Ben Kingsley. He's generally quiet and cool, sarcastic, but there's a scene where Kingsley captures the terrifying psychopathy of two-bit criminals.

I didn't think this movie was anything special, but it's true that Kingsley elevates it single-handedly. That scene you mention has remained with me...really amazing performance.

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Add my vote for Sexy Beast, a fine, tense offering.

It is extremely well directed by Jonathan Glazer. It is not so much that Kingsley himslef is scary, but the buildup to his arrival is so well done. Recall the scene where one of the expats drops the bombshell: "Don called, and he is coming here". The fear and loathing is palpable, without knowing anything at all about the guy you know these tough guys are scared witless by him.

Add my vote too for The Usual Suspects, one of my favorite movies in any genre.

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Add my vote for Sexy Beast, a fine, tense offering.

It is extremely well directed by Jonathan Glazer. It is not so much that Kingsley himslef is scary, but the buildup to his arrival is so well done. Recall the scene where one of the expats drops the bombshell: "Don called, and he is coming here". The fear and loathing is palpable, without knowing anything at all about the guy you know these tough guys are scared witless by him.

Add my vote too for The Usual Suspects, one of my favorite movies in any genre.

I haven't got around to seeing that one, I'll make a point of doing so this week...

another one I've heard good things about is In Bruges...

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