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Old 10-17-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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Gangs of New York

Honorable mentions to The Departed and Bringing Out the Dead
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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Good Fellas



YouTube - Goodfellas:"Funny, How?" Scene
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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Goodfellas and Casino - I like all that "real greaseball stuff", as Ray Liotta says in Goodfellas.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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My favorite would probably have to be The Departed, though Goodfellas comes in a REAL close second.

But I can't believe no one has mentioned Mean Streets. That's a classic and one of the most influential films of the '70s. That'd be #3 for me.
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Old 10-17-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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"All my life, I wanted to be a gangster."

LOL--Yeah, GoodFellas is handsdown my favorite Scorcese flick. But what's weird is that, despite the fact that I'm a huge crime movie fan (I LOVE Tarantino too) as well as a Scorcese fan, for some reason "The Departed" really disappointed me. I dunno. Maybe it was too convoluted, but that flick just left me flat. Except for the soundtrack; that was awesome.
I call "The Departed" "GoodFellas" with cell phones.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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Gangs of New York

Honorable mentions to The Departed and Bringing Out the Dead
True Gangs of New York is great/epic!

BTW The soundtrack during the movie is phenomenal.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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I think Goodfellas is his best movie but I prefer The Departed; Gangs of New York was good but only b/c of Daniel Day Lewis' performance.
And speaking of great soundtracks, my fav is The Departed soundtrack. I love when a director is able to skillfully incorporate music into a film, and Scorsese and Tarantino are soundtrack masterminds.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: on an island
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But I can't believe no one has mentioned Mean Streets. That's a classic and one of the most influential films of the '70s. That'd be #3 for me.
Was Raging Bull mentioned--oh yes, I see Coolhand listed it, as well as Mean Streets. (I see he couldn't pick just one!)
The OP said pick your favorite, so that's what I did.
His films can be so good, but so hard to watch--like Raging Bull.
One thing about Scorsese: He always has a good soundtrack.
I liked The Departed's soundtrack better than the actual movie.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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'Alice Doesn't Live Her Anymore', for which Ellen Burstyn won the Best Actress Oscar that she should have won the previous year (1973) for 'The Exorcist'.
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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"All My Life, I wanted to be a gangster."

"What am I? A clown to you? Am I here to amuse you? I'm funny how? How the fu*ck am I so funny?"

"The only reason Pauly moved slow is because he didn't have to move fast for anyone."

"Poor guy is goin' out of his mind: he's been watchin' helicopters and spaghetti sauce all day."

"Go home and get your shinebox Tommy."

"I like this picture: you got one dog goin' one way and one dog goin' the other and this guy's goin' "whatta ya want from me?"

Just a few of the many great lines from what is not only Scorcese's masterpiece, but perhaps the finest gangster movie ever, GoodFellas.
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