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Gangter films: any recommendations.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ETHREADZNY, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    Next Semester, I am taking a class called American Crime Film. . In the short description of the class, it suggests for the students to be ready to discuss their favorite crime films.

    here are a few of mine, that i have seen, does anybody have any other suggestions?


    Scarface
    Scarface is a combination of events in real life and creativity of the writer put together. The story is about a Cuban immigrant with one and only ambition: to become powerful, to have the whole world to himself. Al Pacino portrays Tony Montana, a nobody who came to America and lived the American dream by becoming a drug king. Of course, at the end, he faced the inevitable for a movie character of such nature- he was killed. Directed by Brian DePalma and written by Oliver Stone.


    Goodfellas
    Another masterpiece by Martin Scorsese is a film about life in the mafia. The movie shows three decades of life in the underworld. Ray Liotta delivers an outstanding role in ?Goodfellas?, not to mention DeNiro who is simply uncanny. His performance is one of the best. Also Joe Pesci plays a role that is perfect for him, the ruff and tough gangster. This is a true classic. It delivers everything you would expect plus much more.

    Pulp Fiction
    Nothing has ever been made that was anything like Pulp Fiction, a truly original movie. Tarantino, who is the writer and director of the modern day classic, created unforgettable characters and events. The combination of seriousness and ruthlessness of the crime world and dark humor give this movie its unique distinctiveness. The movie resurrected John Travolta, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role.


    Once Upon A Time In America
    Once again Robert DeNiro is a gangster. The story is about a group of Jewish kids growing up in the Ghetto and later becoming real gangsters. A very dramatic and emotional film that makes the audience think about how tragic it is to be a criminal.



    any others worth seeing?
     
  2. here's my set:

    +The Godfather all of them

    +Ghost Dog

    +Donnie Brasco

    +Usual suspects

    +The untouchables

    +Reservoir dogs...much more gansta that pulp fiction

    i'm sure i forget many more



    *edit:Thanx
     
  3. seppuku

    seppuku Member

    Joined: May 11, 2000 Messages: 718 Likes Received: 0
    ^ "keyser soze one" is usual suspects.

    i recommend BROTHER.
     
  4. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 191
    reservoir dogs was the shit
     
  5. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    thanks for the recommendations, These are movies I am sure to check out during my break.
     
  6. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Do they have to be American films?
     
  7. evilistic

    evilistic Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 22, 2001 Messages: 3,554 Likes Received: 0
    ghost dog.
    the godfather.
    donnie brasco.
    carlitos way.
    scarface.
    resevouir dogs.
    usual suspects.
     
  8. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    to be honest, I dont know. The name of the class is American Crime Films, but if it made it big here also, it may be worth checking out.
     
  9. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 3
    how can yall 4get

    belly
    kids
    blow
    boyz n the hood
    juice
    bullet
    n much more..
     
  10. i dont know if you ever saw these in the states but some french films are dope...Allen Dellon stars in most of them.
    Actually, ghost dog is a remake of "the killer with an angels face" check it out.
     
  11. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Well, if you're just going to have a gangster film extravaganza, there are some really good British gangster films you would probably like....

    Love, Honour, & Obey
    Gangster No.1
    Sexy Beast
    The Long Good Friday

    Even if you can't use them they are still worth seeing.....
     
  12. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    from what I heard the british have some of the best gangster films.. I need to check them out..
     
  13. mikro137

    mikro137 Guest

    donnie brasco is a good one...
    id also look into boys in the hood colors and any other early 90s "gang" film , just for some prespective.

    there was a pretty funny film starring sylvester stallone but i cant for the life of me remeber what its called. it amusing though
     
  14. evilistic

    evilistic Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 22, 2001 Messages: 3,554 Likes Received: 0
    ahhhh fuck how could i forget lock stock and two smoking barrels or snatch.if u want a dope french movie go rent out la haine(the hate).
     
  15. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    You guys got me psyched, I have spent the last 5 yrs taking classes in college that i didnt give a fuck about, finally I get to watch movies..

    I recommended to anyone taking classes in a new york state school...

    take The American Crime Film, it looks dope..


    Examines the transformations, both stylisitcs and thematic, in one of the most popular enduring film genres, the crime film. tOPICS INCLUDe: the social attitudes towards crime and criminals are meditated in the social conventions of the cinema; the relationship of the crime film to distinct periods of American history: and the relevance of the crime film to other genres. Readings incorporate scholarships from sociology, psychology, linguistics, and semiotics.
     
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