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Mel Gibson returns to the A-list in this new comedy action movie.
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Nuts magazine review / 50wordreviews.net review (50 words)
Pacino’s magnum opus performance and Oliver Stone’s script combine to make what could have been a brash, clunky 80s remake of a gangster classic into a classic in of itself. The rise and fall of Tony Montana chronicled with an acute sense of time and entertainment value. A must-see.
Genre: Gangster – Rating: 9/10.
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Similarities & Differences in 1932 and 1983
“I believe in America. America has made my fortune.” (Amerigo Bonsera in The Godfather)
The gangster film has always embodied the spirit of America and the “American Dream” more so than any other genre shaped in the Golden Age era of Hollywood: coming from nothing and elevating yourself to the top of your chosen field. From the opening lines of The Godfather (1972) to James Cagney as Cody Jarrett in the final scenes White Heat (1949) asserting defiantly that he’s “made it, Ma! Top of the world!” and before and beyond the themes and plotlines have remained relatively the same.
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Over the 30 days of Halloween, I’m introducing or reminding you of essential movies from across the years for you to select titles for your ultimate Halloween night. Today I’m sticking in the 70’s which is in my mind, the scariest decade for horror movies.