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    These films have dated badly

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    Which one are you watching?
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    Barely a step up from Guy Ritchie. Same juvenile mentality. Goofy teenage boy films.

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    Goodfellas

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    "The issue with Scorsese is that there's a spectrum of human emotions, and cocaine is maybe 2% of the spectrum, but he thinks it's like 90%."
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    I watched wolf of wall street earlier in the year and thought oh dear scorsese has got very dumb what an ugly film but now I realise he was always dumb

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    I actually didn't like Goodfellas when I first saw it, but it grew on me over time. They're just fun, flashy mob movies to me. I group him and Tarantino together.
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    All the teenage boys loved it in my day pesci whacking someone over the head with the telephone receiver ah ya fucking hump

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    "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster."
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    Apparently The Irishman casts a colder eye on the mob thing and feels somewhat critical of those earlier films.
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    he's a totally different animal than tarrantino. they both do period films, but that's about it. goodfellas is great, fugetaboutit.

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    Wossamatta witcho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    he's a totally different animal than tarrantino. they both do period films, but that's about it. goodfellas is great, fugetaboutit.
    The two of them share this snappy, frenetic, very 90s, very American sensibility, imo. Oliver Stone had it when he did Natural Born Killers too.

    I don't think everything Scorsese's done fits that description, but Goodfellas, Casino and Bringing Out the Dead definitely do.
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    I think there's a certain art to realising that story world so completely re. Goodfellas. There's so much in that film. It's very teenage boy, the appeal but I think they're great films for what they are. That kinda flawless machismo seems pretty alien to me but that's part of the point. Was going out of fashion even then. It's a defining genre classic in the way that only really Americans get to create - set huge trends that a million derivative products flow from. Scorsese is like fucking Jay Z or something. I don't want to listen to him but there's a grudging respect for times gone past. I admire the creation of that mythology.

    I read the book last year. Its pretty good, much more fucked up and casually brutal than the film. This is worth a read as well, it's what happened after the story of the film. Henry Hill sounds like a barrel of laughts: https://medium.com/truly-adventurous...s-4553ec1b871b

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    Gangs of New York was the worst I've seen by him. Unbelievable dreck.

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