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Which Gangster Flick is best among...?

  1. fierycj profile image75
    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    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?

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    dennisemattposted 9 years ago

    of those 3, I liked the departed. And, not on this list, for a movie I saw recently and loved, Donnie Brasco.

    1. fierycj profile image75
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        jeezum...i didnt know hed never got it before...what the heck? i dont have cable, ive never seen any award shows..so....i watch movies and make up my own mind about them...

        1. fierycj profile image75
          fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          He's been nominated many times for Best Director at the Academy Awards, but has never won until with The Departed. The passed him over with Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, etc.

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            Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Anything and all things Scorcese!  Donnie Brasco was very good--true to life.  As was Goodfellas.  I honestly don't think I've seen a Scorcese film I haven't liked.

            Gangs of New York was definitely commercial in orientation, and uneven--even so, I enjoyed it.

            And Scorcese is the kind of auteur who will be remembered for a superior BODY of work...sometimes I feel the Academy Awards are kind of hit and miss.

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    dennisemattposted 9 years ago

    the academy awards people must not be all that bright?

    1. fierycj profile image75
      fierycjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Lol. You got that right. Not that bright at all.

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    Goodfellas is by far the greatest gangsta flick... well besides Scareface but I will still go with Goodfellas.

  5. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    Scarface

  6. getpaidtopost profile image40
    getpaidtopostposted 8 years ago

    Just got to be Bugsy Malone, wink

  7. MissR_89 profile image60
    MissR_89posted 8 years ago

    For me it has to be Pulp Fiction!

  8. Christenstock profile image61
    Christenstockposted 8 years ago

    Of the three? Definitely The Departed! But Brasco is my favorite! Oh...and crooked cop flicks...The Professional gets my vote!

  9. fierycj profile image75
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    You're so right, Lita. Always right.

  10. fierycj profile image75
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    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.

 
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