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new double-dvd full of good stuff! this movie is so amazing!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 19 August 2004 00:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

seriously, it don't get much better than this folks

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 19 August 2004 00:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i like it

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 00:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sorry for ruingin your huckabees thread with my bragging.

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 00:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no you love it (xp)

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 19 August 2004 00:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and you are never allowed to ruinge a thread of mine again

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 19 August 2004 00:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

BEST. MOVIE. EVER.

jess, Thursday, 19 August 2004 01:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

YES

Gear! (Gear!), Thursday, 19 August 2004 01:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i have a lot of dvd's to purchase this week!

jess, Thursday, 19 August 2004 01:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Amazon has the entire Scorsese box set for ~$40

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Thursday, 19 August 2004 01:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

!!!!!! Fucking hell, the entire set?

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no, he probably means the GoodFellas, alice doesn't etc, who's that knocketc, after hours and mean sts. one.

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's all about "After Hours", people....

RFI: Classical Music in Scorsese's "After Hours"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Alex...it is so NOT all about After Hours.

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

why does he put his money in the cradle?

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I love "Goodfellas," but it's kinda flawed. "Mean Streets" redux. The character of Henry is a bit of a cipher, actually. But I love it anyway.

eddie hurt (ddduncan), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Goodfellas" is indeed a fucking masterpiece, it's true.

....but it's still all about "After Hours". Stop living in denial.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Alex, you know, I normally agree with you, except for about the Greenpeace people, but you are so wrong right now.

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Stop living in denial.
NO

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Watch it again. Ascend from the viscuous mudslick of sickly, abject wrongness you're currently slopping around in like giddy dungbeatles.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No, Alex, seriously, you're not right here.

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ALEX IT IS A BAD SHITTY SILLY MOVIE

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well, I'd agree with you if you weren't wrong, Ally.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I mean, I applaud your civic pride and everything...but man, even Trading Places is better than After Hours.

Actually, Trading Places is great!

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Trading Places" is a great, great movie, but it has no place in this debate.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just put it there!

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Do you ever find yourself missing the 1980s, Alex?

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I doubt it's ever crossed your mind.

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

After Hours is only OK.

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Further evidence of your failure to see things clearly.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think there's any point, in talking about after hours, at this point.

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sorry, I meant I don't think there's any point, at this point.

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, let's ignore history, shall we?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That's what you said, though.

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

GOODFELLAS IS OUT ON DOUBLE DVD

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

All I'm saying is that "After Hours" is a perfect film, and that you're all eating boxfulls and boxfulls of Twinkies that fell from the Wrong Tree.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I KNOW , I OWN IT ALREADY.

xpost After Hours is ok but it's not as good as:

Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
GOODFUCKINGFELLAS
etc.

But it is better than Gangs of NY.

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Alex, you are unwittingly eating baby food sprinkled with misguidance.

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Gangs of New York" is an ambitious albeit deeply flawed film.

"Taxi Driver" and "Goodfellas" are untouchably sublime films.

"After Hours" is simply my favorite film of all time.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sorry for the poor metaphor...but it's really all I'm capable of right now.

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Casino, anyone?

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"The Breakfast Club" is on AMC right now.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It has some great Stones tracks on the soundtrack so yes - especially for Sweet Virginia.

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Casino is good for having Devo on the soundtrack.

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Might be Pesci's finest hour. Shame he had to die so painfully.

Monetizing Eyeballs (diamond), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Jump Into the Fire" by Nilsson during the paranoid chopper/coke/pasta scene of "Goodfellas" = brilliance

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Casino rules!

Gear! (Gear!), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Never saw "Casino", actually, but now having heard that Devo appears, it will be viewed with all haste.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Clarence Frogman Henry to thread.

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well they don't APPEAR, Alex. I mean really you could just put on "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" on and just look at a pic of DeNiro, same difference.

Allyzay Science Explosion (allyzay), Thursday, 19 August 2004 02:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Paulie moved slow, but he smoked really fast.

clemenza, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 23:49 (five months ago) Permalink

Bah its not 35mm its 4k dcp

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 00:12 (five months ago) Permalink

oh Castro, go get yer shinebox

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 June 2017 00:59 (five months ago) Permalink

what booooooooooooo castro

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 1 June 2017 01:12 (five months ago) Permalink

i wonder, cuz i have no idea what "Wanna" is

― Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:52 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It's "I Wanna Be Adored" by Stone Roses, 1991.

It's just "Wanna" on Youtube because I don't want copyright police to shut it down (though I guess they can just Shazam it, as the do with everything else.)

pplains, Thursday, 1 June 2017 01:22 (five months ago) Permalink

Lol the organist is playing that's amore

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 01:47 (five months ago) Permalink

you wanted "Layla"?

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 June 2017 06:13 (five months ago) Permalink

"Jump Into The Fire"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 1 June 2017 13:33 (five months ago) Permalink

so this was pretty good

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:22 (five months ago) Permalink

confirmed good film

k3vin k., Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:24 (five months ago) Permalink

this scorsese guy, I think he could really go places

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:25 (five months ago) Permalink

was sweet when the crowd clapped for Ballhaus' credit at the end. I did not stick around for the Marriage of Maria Braun, however (sorry Werner)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:27 (five months ago) Permalink

the pace of this movie is incredible, it's like the shortest two-and-a-half-hour movie ever made

heck i've even been an 'oyster pirate' (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:27 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah I was really struck by that at the point where it circles back to the opening scene w Batts in the trunk - all this amazing stuff has flown by, one adrenaline rush after another for about 30 minutes (?) - and then bang oh yeah, here we are back at the beginning, where things start to *really* go wrong.

the final shots of him in suburbia still felt a bit abrupt. His betrayal/turning rat happens really quickly and while I love when he walks out of the docket and talks directly to the camera, it's a bit disconcerting that there's not a more dramatic denouement for Jimmy and Paulie besides the post-script text

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:34 (five months ago) Permalink

the suburbia stuff worked because it is so abrupt, in my opinion, and you can see how it would feel worse than prison for Hen-dry.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:37 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah, henry's been in freefall for a while and suburbia is the crash landing. it's all over for him and he's our pov, so why hang around to watch him clip coupons or wait in line at the post office or whatever?

heck i've even been an 'oyster pirate' (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:42 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah you can always listen to Hill's '90s appearances on the Howard Stern show

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 June 2017 15:44 (five months ago) Permalink

I didn't mean more shots of him being bored in suburbia I meant something that maybe leaned on the ramifications and fallout of his betrayal on the others

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:14 (five months ago) Permalink

one thing I did notice on rewatch that I hadn't thought about much before is how many children are in the movie - kids are constantly shown as (mostly) mute observers, helpless bystanders and occasionally helpless accomplices to the behavior of these psychos

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:17 (five months ago) Permalink

so this ones worth watching?

dude has released so much it looks like he poops it all out once a year

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:18 (five months ago) Permalink

well it's no Star Wars: The Force Blows Up a Death Star Pt VIII

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:43 (five months ago) Permalink

it is just like Inception tho

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:50 (five months ago) Permalink

sounds good enough

check out taxi driver if u haven't heard/seen it tho

pretty decent

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 1 June 2017 16:50 (five months ago) Permalink

other random thought: the music cues in the coke bust sequence are crazy, in my memory that whole thing was just Jump Into the Fire, but there's like 7 or 8 songs all cut together through the whole thing

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 18:14 (five months ago) Permalink

From the GQ piece ∞ linked to in the Spinal Tap thread:

http://www.gq.com/story/spinal-tap-vs-hollywood

Consider producer Irwin Winkler's 2015 suit against Warner Bros., which stated he hadn't been paid his 50 percent share of the net profits from the 1990 Mob classic Goodfellas. According to the complaint, Warners sent periodic net-profit reports for a while (the studio eventually stopped, claiming the film would never, ever be in the black), but those reports intentionally misrepresented how much the film had made (allegedly more than $275 million). Winkler claimed that Warners had concealed about $140 million in revenue by playing a sort of shell game with its wholly owned subsidiary, Warner Home Video, and had also charged fees and interest on past fees. “This was ‘studio accounting’ on steroids,” the suit alleged. “It was also fraud.” Warners settled last year.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:05 (five months ago) Permalink

The film only did modest bizness at the box office; I would imagine home video turned it around.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:07 (five months ago) Permalink

lol *27* Sopranos castmembers were in this

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:39 (five months ago) Permalink

other random thought: the music cues in the coke bust sequence are crazy, in my memory that whole thing was just Jump Into the Fire, but there's like 7 or 8 songs all cut together through the whole thing

A favorite Scorsese cue nobody talks about: Syncing Henry's rejuvenating bump of coke to the 70s Waters/Winter version of "Mannish Boy".

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:48 (five months ago) Permalink

I love that he only uses the opening line of "Mannish Boy" and then segues into "What Is Life." And the "Magic Bus" edit/usage is perfect.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 1 June 2017 19:57 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah Magic Bus is only in there for like 5 seconds!

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 20:00 (five months ago) Permalink

tarfumes

hollywood accounting right?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_accounting

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 1 June 2017 20:12 (five months ago) Permalink

Yep.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 1 June 2017 20:15 (five months ago) Permalink

I didn't mean more shots of him being bored in suburbia I meant something that maybe leaned on the ramifications and fallout of his betrayal on the others

― Οὖτις, Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:14 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nah the looks from Paulie and Jimmy say it all, then Henry continues on from there just annoyed about his lack of access to decent Italian food. which says it all about him.

nomar, Thursday, 1 June 2017 20:44 (five months ago) Permalink

re-watching this really reaffirmed the parallels between this and WoWS, just this parade of psychopathic assholes driven by greed

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 22:02 (five months ago) Permalink

But the similarity ends there. One is spaghetti with marinara sauce, the other's egg noodles with ketchup.

clemenza, Thursday, 1 June 2017 22:11 (five months ago) Permalink

if WoWS is inferior it's because it's bloated/too long and the cast is not quite as great.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 22:19 (five months ago) Permalink

No real appetite for reviving something we exhausted three or four years ago, but for me the difference goes much, much deeper than that--it's Highway 61 vs. some useless mid-'80s Dylan album. (But bloated/too long, definitely.)

clemenza, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:05 (five months ago) Permalink

I like WOWS as much as Empire Burlesque: tacky, bloated, probably unnecessary, but a lot of fun anyway.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:06 (five months ago) Permalink

forty minutes >>> 4211 minutes or however long WOWS is.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:06 (five months ago) Permalink

(I think it will be another 5-10 years before a consensus develops around how bad The Wolf of Wall Street really is. Gangs of New York got a lot of great reviews when it came out.)

clemenza, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:07 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah I reject GONY without a second thought. The mustaches were the giveaway.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:10 (five months ago) Permalink

GONY with the Wind--a high-concept pitch that got cut from The Player.

clemenza, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:12 (five months ago) Permalink

me too, never liked it. WoWS is great though.

xp

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:12 (five months ago) Permalink

GONY and WOWS are great fun but they're not watch-twice movies

D'mnuchin returns (darraghmac), Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:23 (five months ago) Permalink

GONY is an entertaining view, but a second viewing didn't do as much for me beyond some of the spectacle and a DDL performance that was eclipsed by two superficially similar roles, both his own in There Will be Blood and Ian McShane in Deadwood (lunatics with old timey facial hair.)

nomar, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:56 (five months ago) Permalink

otoh WOWS is i think a genuinely excellent film

nomar, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:57 (five months ago) Permalink

Wolf of Wall Street depressed the shit out of me for reasons I'm not entirely comfortable with. It made me worried for the same reasons that parents used to get worried about their kids watching violent horror or action movies, that it was going to produce a generation of violent sociopaths. I can seriously see this being the film that inspires a whole generation of future corporate assholes who like their money and coke plentiful and their women disposable. I hate taking this kind of moralistic stance towards a film, but that is what three hours in the company of these people did to me.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 2 June 2017 02:18 (five months ago) Permalink

rest assured -- we'd never elect a violent sociopath as president

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 June 2017 02:24 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Interesting history of Maurie the wig merchant
http://mafia.wikia.com/wiki/Martin_Krugman

calstars, Monday, 21 August 2017 03:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Krugman was unable to drive. His wife would drive him wherever he needed to be.

"Maybe we should let him drive."

pplains, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:45 (three months ago) Permalink


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