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    Best gangster film eva eva

    Have just finished watching Public Enemies with Johnny Depp and a host of other good actors/actresses.

    I waited this long for a decent copy from IPT, well worth it.

    Absolutely riveting from beginning to end, fanatastic dialogue, costume and SFX.

    Batman (FBI agent Purvis) was pretty cool, must find out why he killed himself shortly after Dillinger died.

    It's all about John Dillinger and his buddies ( Baby Face Nelson et al ) robbing banks during the 1930's Great Depression.

    Recommended without reservation. Fuck what the critics say...watch it.

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    Scarface with Al Pacino, best line :

    This place is just like a BIG PUSSY jus waitin to get fcuked

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    Turned it off after about 30 minutes...

    (mainly to root a hot thai bird, partly because it was shite.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyFarley
    must find out why he killed himself shortly after Dillinger
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    Dillinger died in 1934
    Purvis died in 1960


    I'm downloading it now

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    From Wikipedia:

    Death
    On February 29,1960, while at his home in Florence, South Carolina, Melvin Purvis died from a gunshot wound to the head fired from the pistol given to him by fellow agents when he resigned from the FBI. (The popular folk anecdote that the gun that killed Purvis was in fact the same gun that he used to take down Dillinger is apocryphal.) The FBI investigated the shooting and labeled it a suicide, though the official coroner's report did not find sufficient evidence to label the cause of death as such. It was later determined that Purvis may have shot himself accidentally while trying to extract a tracer bullet jammed in the pistol. He was 56 years old.
    Authors Gentry and Summers conclude that Purvis committed suicide upon learning he had inoperable brain cancer.



    Public Enemy; nice film but a bit too much machine gun blasting in the dark. I liked the scene where he walks into the Chicago Police Dept. and sees his 'past' and the mugshots of his late pals.... don't know if that ever happened for real.

    In terms of scenery/decors I much more liked "The Godfather 1, 2 and 3" as well as "Once upon a time in America".

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    Goodfellas.

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    The King of New York

    Chris Walken et.al.

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    Gangster No.1 is up there on my list.

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    Pretty hard to go past Godfather I & II in my opinion.

    Just downloaded this Public Enemies though, looking forward to watching it.

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    Apologies, I was forgetting The Godfather, of course that was the best.

    I just wanted to convey me own personal enjoyment

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    No probs, I'll probably watch that tonight*



















    *And if it's not as good as you say come back and red-repo the bejesus out of you!

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    Casino deserves a mention.

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    The Godfather I and II are in a class by themselves. Casino is brilliant. Bonnie & Clyde is a classic. Bugsy is also great.

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    From Britain, I'd add the original Get Carter and The Long Good Friday.

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    Boyz in the hood and Menace 2 Society.

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    Goodfellas and Casino,

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    *And if it's not as good as you say come back and red-repo the bejesus out of you!
    I was in Tuskers and the Irish Bar a couple of weeks back looking for some drinking partners hoping to meet some TD folk. Didn't happen. But will do it again soon and will buy you a pint if film disappoints.

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    ^Fair deal, you're on!

    Let me know next time you're around, supposed to meet up with Mobs in the near future too.

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    One of my faves was, and still is, The Kreys. Reggie and Ronnie - nasty, nasty boys...

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    Public Enemies started quite well- first 30 minutes or so- and then fizzled. Damned shame. Still worth a watch on DVD.

    Of the films mentioned above, oddly enough I wouldn't consider Godfather I-II (none dare call it a trilogy) a gangster movie, although a good argument can certainly be made . "Goodfellas" and "Long Good Friday" are both movies I could watch just about anytime.
    “You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.” Dorothy Parker

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    More of a heist than a mob movie really (it's all organised crime!) but you can't miss The Asphalt Jungle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    From Britain, I'd add the original Get Carter and The Long Good Friday.
    The factual 'Rise of the Footsoldier' was a good watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tao View Post
    More of a heist than a mob movie really (it's all organised crime!) but you can't miss The Asphalt Jungle.

    Great flick. Funny how the poster makes it look like a Monroe vehicle, she is barely in it. Sam Jaffe is very memorable in that. Also, in a similar vein with Hayden, Kubrick's "The Killing".

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    Carlito's Way

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    Quality film.

    A Bronx Tale is very decent as well.

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