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The Irishman (Scorsese-directed mob film) Trailer and Discussion Thread (Update: Reviews)


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4 hours ago, Bloodporne said:

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This sounds like it could be a disaster:

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You’d think we’d be more excited for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, a mobster flick starring Al Pacino that reunites the Goodfellas director with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, and Harvey Keitel. Unfortunately, Scorsese’s story of real-life gangster Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa has been consumed with reports of its ill-sounding de-aging technology. Scorsese collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker said that the cast will be digitally de-aged (or “youthified”) for half of the entire film, which is apparently resulting in a very expensive endeavor that she repeatedly calls “a risk.”

 

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20 minutes ago, Dre801 said:

That's bad.  That film was heartbreakingly disappointing.  I had to rewatch "Heat" right after to cope.

 

Righteous Kill was directed by the guy who directed the abysmal 88 Minutes (which also starred Pacino, but not De Niro). I'm not sure what people expected. Director Jon Avnet isn't Michael Mann or Martin Scorsese. 

 

Heat, however, is still downright amazing and looks beautiful on bluray. And while they don't share any scenes, they are both fantastic in The Godfather Part II, of course. 

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Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

 

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1 hour ago, skillzdadirecta said:

 

It's not even the first time he's playing Irish... his character in Goodfellas was Irish. Also his character in Casino was Jewish.

Noodles in Once Upon A Time In America is Jewish as well...along with everyone else in that cast who is not Jewish. 

 

Old school directors, which Scorsese belongs to, didn't take that shit all that seriously from what I gather. That went both ways as he had Harvey Keitel and others portray Little Italy Italians despite being Jewish etc. 

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That trailer did not make me excited for the movie, but the de-aging stuff didn't look too bad. It's easy to see why Netflix was the only one he could talk into giving him the money to do this. 

 

 

It would be quite lucky to hit Departed/Wolf of Wall St. numbers and make $132M/$116M domestic. So it seems like it would be a long shot to even break even.

 

I'll definitely give it a watch on Netflix though.

 

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