"I think GOODFELLAS, CASINO & WOLF are a trilogy that climb the ladder of criminal legitimacy. Like GODFATHER trilogy." - Devin Faraci
Martin Scorsese - Page 3
It's amazing that MS is still going strong and FFC is basically out of film. If you consider Twixt (whatever it's called) a film.
I seem to recall when Casino was released, that it was initially considered a capper on a trilogy consisting of it, Goodfellas and Mean Streets, with Mean Streets portraying the lowest on the criminal food chain. A quadrilogy, perhaps?
Holy shit, Silence is finally happening?
Not quite the once rumored Daniel Day-Lewis, Gael Garcia Bernal team up; but I'll take it.
I remember something Scorsese said once about Kubrick, which was that on the one hand part of him wishes he'd made more movies, but at the same time what we have is enough. I think that's *almost* true of Scorsese himself. I mean let's be honest: his back catalogue is fucking ridiculous.
How GOODFELLAS Made Me Italian
One of the best articles Devin has ever written.
My All New Top 10 Scorsese!
1. MEAN STREETS
2. LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
3. KING OF COMEDY
4. TAXI DRIVER
5. ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
8. WOLF OF WALL STREET
10. RAGING BULL
Reminded me of a similar story....
Sean Penn/Chris Walken- 'At Close Range'
"[Sean Penn] Really scared me. You can see it on the screen, because he did it very quickly. In the middle of the take, he ran off the set and I heard him say to the propman, 'Give me the other gun.' When he came back I was concerned that this wasn't the gun he had left with. Who knows? He's acting like some crazy actor and pointing it at my face, and it really scared me. It was near my eye. It was an empty gun - he knew exactly what he was doing. He just wanted to scare me, which is what he did.; I got mad afterward and yelled at him, then I said thank you. It's great when actors do that for each other. It's very generous."
-- Christopher Walken, Playboy magazine, 1997.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmskDtxyMCs approx. 5:00 min. mark
I guess if the casino is willing to pay.
Haha, that was fun.
It does highlight that I really wish Deniro would work with Scorsese again. I feel like he still has one or two great roles left in him and Scorsese is the one to bring it out of him.
And yes, at least one more proper collaboration between the two simply must happen.
'Taxi Driver' Oral History: De Niro, Scorsese, Foster, Schrader Spill All on 40th Anniversary
"On the eve of a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film's stars, director and screenwriter recount the tension and tumult (trivia: Harvey Keitel’s pimp was originally written as black; producers "had to hire a gang to protect us from other gangs") that preceded a movie masterpiece."