A lot of gangster flicks have been made, but Scorcese in my opinion does it best. He has a firm grasp of what the criminal underworld ought to be; and this I believe he conveyed so well in his movies, Goodfellas, Casino, and The Departed. Among these three movies, which in your opinion is the best?
I fall half-in-love with any chick that likes Donnie Brasco. That movie was the ish! Its in my top 10 best movies list. The Departed totally deserved the Best Picture Award it got. And Scorcese finally winning Best Director for it. A thing that had long been denied him.
Scarface is classic. As much as I dig Brian De Palma's movies (The Untouchables and Carlito's Way rocked) But in my opinion Scarface would have never been as great a movie as it is without Al Pacino's out-of-the-world performance. Maybe thats why it was by-passed for an Oscar. Its Cinematography wasn't that great. But Al Pacino deserved the Oscar for Best Actor in that movie.
You gave us Taxi Driver and made us imitate Robert Niro saying "You talkin to me", you gave us Goodfellas, and made us all desire gangsterhood, even more than being President of the United States, you gave us...