CSI: Miami star Adam Rodriguez, True Blood star, Joe Manganiello, former WWE star, Diesel (Kevin Nash), and White Collar star, Matt Bomer all perform incredibly on stage and off. McConaughey continues to own every single scene he is in, increasing the humour in the film, playing his best role yet. Tatum covers the character of ‘Magic Mike’ perfectly, for once not being the guy that every girl wants to be with and every guy wants to be, but a lonely, troubled soul frustrated with his life of being ‘Magic Mike.’ Tatum nails every single scene, whether it be serious and emotional or getting up on stage and simply strutting his stuff. Although the actors were amazing, I think anyone with a rockin’ body could have played the role of any member of the strip team.
Everyone has heard of the notorious Al Capone. Gang leader from Chicago who is responsible for many murders. What some may not know is that he was also a part of a much larger organization known as The Mafia. Defined by Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as a “secret criminal society” the Mafia controls all organized crime in a particular area. They knew how to get what they wanted without getting caught and were not afraid of anything or anyone. Although the Mafia is still around today their prime years were from the 1920’s to the 1970’s. `Beginning in the late 19th century organized crime rose in popularity among American people. The Mafia and its following depended on family ties, secrecy, and loyalty as they participated in lawless
The God Father is a 1972 mafia movie that was based on Mario Puzo’s novel “The God Father”. The movie was created by Francis Ford Coppola, which revolved around the Corleone Family that forms part of the Italian Mafia in New York. The Corleone Family was led by Don Vito Corleone who had three sons one of which Michael refused to take part in the family business; however later at the end of the movie he becomes Vito’s successor and the next God Father. The movie is all about the Family underworld business where it is governed by respect and honor. The family would only show intolerance and ruthlessness to those who break their code of honor and respect.
The gangster movie genre is one of the most popular among the modern movies and some of the best film directors have produced some very excellent gangster movies. For my first film analysis, I decided to analyze my favorite gangster movie of all time. The movie that I analyzed is called “Scarface” and is directed by Brian De Palma. It was released in 1983 and is still a super hit movie today. Let me go through a short summary of the movie.
According to film theorist Thomas Schatz, “a genre approach (to film) provides the most effective means for understanding, analyzing, and appreciating the Hollywood cinema (Schatz vii).” His approach to film is strongly supported by theorist Edward Branigan’s and the narrative representation of character interaction (Branigan), and André Bazin’s arguments that the objective reality pressed against audience interpretation.
In that he tries to hide or paint himself in a different light when it comes to these people. Which it odd since normally he flaunts his power around and uses it when he thinks it’s necessary. But when it comes to Artie, this elitist attitude or persona isn’t there. Which is weird when you look at Tony with his other relationships throughout the show. Normally he only looks out for himself and the betterment of the DiMeo crime family; but, yet again it seems that Artie for some unknown reason is Tony’s blind spot. Seen greatly when he foils Uncle Juniors hit on Little Pussy, in Artie’s restaurant. Tony knows that Junior is the acting boss while Jackie Aprile is dying from cancer, and yet Tony goes out of his way to destroy Artie’s restaurant, to prevent Junior from ruin the good name of the place. This single, almost selfish, act that Tony decides to do for Artie is another nail in the coffin to their weird relationship within the
“American Gangster” is based on the true story of Frank Lucas’ life. It is the story of how he cut out the middleman in the heroin business and the story of how Ritchie Roberts caught him. Throughout the film we see the parallel between a cop and a criminal as we inch forward to see their lives finally meet.
The gangster movie Scarface was released in 1983. It was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. Al Pacino plays the main character of Tony Montana, best known as Scarface. Scarface was one of the best gangster movies of all times, I suggest everyone watch Scarface because it is full of action, drama suspense and violence but most of all greed. In the 1983 era Scarface was a big hit, I found this move breath taking, because of how Scarface murdered anyone who stood in his way, but most of all how his reputation lead him to become the biggest drug lord in Miami, and how his power helped him control all cocaine that went threw the states.
Scarface portrays the Latino immigrant from a different perspective, as we can see in the character of Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino. He is a Cuban refugee willing to hurt anyone and do anything to gain power and wealth in the United States. He and his friends use guns, drugs, and sex to push to the top of the power chain, while of course pursuing the innocent Anglo woman. Once again we see the portrayal of Latinas as subordinate, weak and submissive to the domineering, overprotective male. We also see the same conflict over loyalty that we viewed earlier in West Side Story, but here the Latino puts family before all and kills his best friend in a rage of jealousy over the friend's relationship with his sister. In WSS, the loyalty lies with the lover instead of the family, as we observed when Maria continued to love Tony after he killed her brother in cold blood.
Al Capone. Everyone is bound to hear the name at least once in his or her life. The charming, broad smile, the greenish gray eyes, heavy set, and five foot ten and a half; a seemingly normal man. Until someone notices the scars. A faded purple, still fresh looking, Al Capone’s scars marred the normal face, they gave a glance into the life of the notorious gangster. But who was Mr. Alphonse “Scarface” Capone? One reporter comments, “… Here is a man [Capone] who is an enigmatic, a man who nobody knows, not even his closest intimates.’” (Eig 198) What did the public think of “Scarface”? Katherine Geroud said, "It is not because Capone is different that he takes the imagination;
The Godfather is a gangster film that I have view attentively many times over the years, a great American classic. This movie overall has everything from excellent action to great actors. Gangster films are movies that are about organized crime, and often with mob families (Goodykoontz, & Jacobs, 2014). Gangster films a favorite and forever film genre is surprising a subgenre “The gangster film is really a subgenre of the broader genre of crime film” (Goodykoontz, & Jacobs, 2014). The Godfather film did a great job in representing the conventions typical in gangster films, like the audience was able to sympathize with the forces of evil and not the forces of good as the main character Michael Corleone did. The audience can sympathize with
The name Al Capone struck terror in the hearts of many people in the Chicago area. Law Abiding citizens and gangsters both feared this man and for good reason. Alphonse (“Al”) Capone, also known as “Scarface,” was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1899 to immigrant parents Gabriele and Teresa Capone. Unlike most children of immigrants, Capone did not grow up in a life of poverty. His family was well to immigrants and his parents loved him unconditionally. They were oblivious to the mobster their son would eventually become. Alphonse Capone grew up like most of the children did in New York and lived an average life. Capone came from a well respected family and no one could foresee that Al would become such a notorious gangster and cause so much
In the beginning of Iron Man, the main protagonist, Tony Stark, was generally a bad person. He was an extreme example of the celebrity stereotype-- flashy, arrogant, self-absorbed, and rude. Stark took personal honors, as well as relationships with others, for granted. But that all changed when Stark was kidnapped by a terroristic rebel group. During his time as a prisoner, Tony saw what horrors his technology could be used for, and later escaped captivity humbled and changed. From the moment he returned, Stark’s character started growing into a caring and heroic figure. Specifically, Tony Stark emerged as a new man, actually caring for his assistant, Pepper Pots, being concerned about what
The gangster genre within films in America has accomplished numerous positive criticisms and constant willing audiences due to containing outstanding spectacles and mind-blowing action. The Godfather, being second on the IMDb Top 250 Movies, has set a new popular concept to life within the Mafia from their point of view. Doing so, creating a positive association. Yet within Italy, the same topic contains a complete different view. Movies such as I Cento Passi demonstrate unenthusiastic view by those whom are outside yet negatively affected by those members. Unlike American films, the gangsters are not as often viewed at the protagonist and are the main causes for the problematic events. But how different is Italian Mafia and American