Essay on Scarface - The Greatest Movie of All Time

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The Greatest Movie Ever Made      Perhaps the best movie to ever bless the eyes of any American is the 1983 Brian DePalma gangster movie classic, Scarface. Scarface is the tale of Tony Montana and his journey through his new life in America in the early 80’s Cuban immigrant movement. The movie depicts the American dream, to be successful, perfectly. Scarface and its main star, Al Pacino, also shows movie watchers in detail, the process of going from “rags-to-riches” since that is what he did in the feature. Lastly, Scarface is perhaps the best movie to ever be made because it basically contains all the characteristics that are that of a great movie.      …show more content…
In America, being successful is probably the ultimate goal of everyone. No one wants to grow up and be unsuccessful. To many it’s easily obtainable and to others it’s just a dream. In Scarface, the film shows Montana getting onto the boat that brought him to America, in Mariel, Cuba. When he steps off the boat on the coast of Florida, he is a bum who many would look at in disgust. At the end of this epic tale, as he steps out of his office right before he is killed, he is more successful than most people are today and as successful as many people dream to be. To Montana, a Cuban refugee, “everyday above ground is a good day” (Scarface), so obtaining success to him, was truly a dream and in this Universal Pictures movie, it’s clearly shown, making it the best movie of all time.      Another reason that Brian DePalma’s classic, Scarface, is probably the best movie of all time is because it epitomizes the process of going from “rags-to-riches” very clearly. When Tony Montana, stepped off the boat in Florida, he had less than nothing in his pocket and no way to get anything in them either. As the movie evolves, through determination, dedication, hard work, and commitment, among other things, Montana was able to have everything he could dream of. This film shows the process in which Tony went through to go from rags to riches, and shows it in a way that far surpasses any other movie that has attempted to do the same. The
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