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#1
So who else just loves gangster movies?

My favorites (In no order):
American Gangster
City of God
The Departed
Gangs of New York
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
Goodfellas
Reservior Dogs


I'm currently watching Once Upon a Time in America.

So, discuss.
#4
The Godfather sucks, I turned it off 25 mins into the movie because it was the most boring piece of **** that I had ever seen.

Scarface was just as bad.
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Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
The Godfather sucks, I turned it off 25 mins into the movie because it was the most boring piece of **** that I had ever seen.

Scarface was just as bad.

K.
#7
Quote by imdeth
Scarface?!?


i know. no gangster movie list is complete without Scarface :O
#8
Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
The Godfather sucks, I turned it off 25 mins into the movie because it was the most boring piece of **** that I had ever seen.

Scarface was just as bad.


I liked the Godfather. Watching Marlon Brando saying those uber-cool quotes is just priceless.
#9
everyone except SMH07 is an idiot. who in the world can say that the Godfather and Scarface are boring??? they're classics! they defined the entire ****ing genre!

piss off, turds!
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Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
The Godfather sucks, I turned it off 25 mins into the movie because it was the most boring piece of **** that I had ever seen.

Scarface was just as bad.


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You're going to offer him a time machine!?
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#13
all of those movies suck, the Godfather pt III is the only one worth watching.
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#14
Only exciting about scarface is the pelican scene

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKhipl96EF4
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#16
The Departed is a remake of Infernal Affairs, a Chinese Trilogy about the Triads.

I made a thread on this a while back but it never really took off, most probably because I didn't include much on the first post but I've actually written a decent review of this on another forum just now so I've deleted the age-old post and I'm starting again from scratch. I'm just going to copy and pasta what I wrote on the other forum. It's a long thread but I really think it deserves it.

I'm going to write a movie recommendations but I'm willing to bet most of you already know of it - just haven't seen it :p. I am of course referring to Infernal Affairs, of which The Departed (Scorsese film ft. Matt Damon and Dicaprio) remade it. The original is a Chinese Trilogy that won Best Movie in Hong Kong and subsequently, the biggest selling movie of all time in Asia with 2 of the biggest stars to come out of Hong Kong (asides from Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee). The original surpasses the remake by miles and all the comedy theatrics present in the latter are no where to be seen in Infernal Affairs. To those of you who have never seen The Departed - don't, not until you've watch the original or, after having watched the Full Trilogy, don't ruin the genuis and complex script by being disappointed at the Scorsese film.

The Plot of Infernal Affairs One
The basic plot for Infernal Affairs is extremely simple to begin with but so complex as you watch through the Trilogy that makes it so much more complex - as well as completely adding to the "wow" factor that this was someone's genuis script. There is an undercover cop in the triads (Yan as played by Tony Leung) and a triad mole in the police force (Lau as played by Andy Lau). Throughout the film both come close to revealing the other's identity whilst desperately trying to keeps their own tracks concealed. The pressure continues to build on both protagonists under the scrutiny of their bosses and loved ones.

Trailer for Infernal Affairs

I can't go onto the plots for Infernal Affairs II or III because it does ruin Infernal Affairs I. Every store should have the trilogy and I'm so ashamed that it never really lifted in the US - although it was remade into The Departed, which went onto receive many Grammy Nominations. Scorsese has continuously insisted it is not his script and gives full credit to the original film as well as correcting the mistaken assumption that the film is Japanese (which it actually is Chinese, being produced and directed in Hong Kong).

This, along with Chungking Express (previously recommended by me if you search UG), are the biggest films ever in Asian Cinema.

The two protagonists are played by Tony Leung and Andy Lau. Tony Leung also is the main protagonist in Chungking Express (as the Cop in the Second Story). Their prespective love interests are big time female music idols in Hong Kong - Sammi Cheng and Kelly Chen. Andy Lau and Tony Leung are also very big in the music business, with the former being the most prominent out of them all. You may recognise Andy Lau as the main character in the mainland China film, House of Flying Daggers.

Infernal Affairs II - is about the events before Infernal Affairs unfolded and how they became to be where they are.
Infernal Affairs III - is about the events after Infernal Affairs

Both these films star the original characters into more depth and alternate between the past and present. All I'll say is that the trilogy is very complex that you really have to pay attention to everything that goes on otherwise you won't understand it. It's not one of them really confusing movies that you don't understand at all (Vanilla Sky anyone? ) but once you understand it, it'll be in your heart forever.

Watch the originals now before The Departed II and III comes out! The Departed II is in the process of being made!! Don't spoil the originals!




Some screens are given from left to right: The first picture shows Andy Lau (as played by Matt Damon) with Sammi Cheng. The Second picture shows Eric Tsang (as played by Jack Nicholson). The third picture shows Anthony Wong (as played by Martin Sheen) and Tony Leung (as played by Dicaprio). The Fourth picture shows Kelly Chen and Tony Leung. The Fifth pictures shows both Andy Lau and Tony Leung.

The Departed missed out so many crucial factors which were important in Infernal Affairs. Infernal Affairs also featured more characters, which becomes really important as you shall see later on in the II and III.

For those of you who have already seen The Departed, here are the trailers for II and III, although I strongly recommend that you do not watch them if you haven't seen The Departed. It really does ruin the main film.

Infernal Affairs II
Infernal Affairs III

The film has the best acting that I have ever seen in a film. They are available in all stores, internationally - HMV, Amazon etc etc. Unlike most sequels and prequels, the film gets better. This trilogy is frequently called the Asian "Godfather" but I still think this movie is better...
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The Departed is a remake of Infernal Affairs, a Chinese Trilogy about the Triads.

I knew you would post something about those movies.

Edit: I did not know you would make such a huge post about it.
#18
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I knew you would post something about those movies.

Edit: I did not know you would make such a huge post about it.


It's a copy and pasta . I'm sick of the Westerners not giving the credit to the original film. Typical.
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Scarface and Godfather are classics, obviously

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#20
godfather 1
godfather 2
godfather 3 (less so though)
goodfellas
scarface
donnie brasco
reservoir dogs
lock stock and two smoking barrels
casino
road to perdition
american gangster
once upon a time in america
snatch
heat
gangs of new york
layer cake
eastern promises
carlitos way
mean streets
pulp fiction
city of god
rocknrolla
the untouchables
the departed

love em all

slightly obsessed with de niro and al pacino though
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#21
I want to punch everyone who tries to imitate the Godfather in the face.


#23
Quote by CoreysMonster
everyone except SMH07 is an idiot. who in the world can say that the Godfather and Scarface are boring??? they're classics! they defined the entire ****ing genre!

piss off, turds!



So if someone gives his opinion and it doesn't fit in with yours, he's an idiot? I believe you are the idiot here.
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#24
There was a movie with decaprio and it was about the Irish immigrants against the other gangs that were already there. aghh i cant remember the name but it was in new york and it was good
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Quote by trio1000
There was a movie with decaprio and it was about the Irish immigrants against the other gangs that were already there. aghh i cant remember the name but it was in new york and it was good

Gangs of New York.

DDL was a fucking badass in there.
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Quote by imdeth
Harmy I love your detailed posts.

I'm gonna watch that soon!


Let me know how you find them
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Quote by Mky
So if someone gives his opinion and it doesn't fit in with yours, he's an idiot? I believe you are the idiot here.



WRONG! I'm the AGGRESSIVE DRUNK here, learn the difference, you pissy-nanny!

EDIT: also, harmonious, you are awesome. didn't you used to be called GiantRaven or something?
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Quote by CoreysMonster
WRONG! I'm the AGGRESSIVE DRUNK here, learn the difference, you pissy-nanny!

EDIT: also, harmonious, you are awesome. didn't you used to be called GiantRaven or something?


lol. No. I used to be called GoodNite_AmyLee
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#31
Quote by Oblong6
Who's more gangster?

Pacino or De Niro.
de niros a better actor i think

taxi driver, raging bull, deer hunter all brilliant examples of non-gangster roles

for al pacino - dog day afternoon, scent of a woman, serpico
#32
Quote by Harmonius
lol. No. I used to be called GoodNite_AmyLee



aaaaHHH! yeah, that's what it was!

I always liked you, you are now in my list of awesome UGers!
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Quote by CoreysMonster
aaaaHHH! yeah, that's what it was!

I always liked you, you are now in my list of awesome UGers!


You're on my list too
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#34
The Godfather 1 and 2 are my first and second favourite movies respectively. No film has ever been able to equal it's style, grace and story.
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You're on my list too


ah, but my list is on my sig! I see your sig... and am saddened
#36
First time I saw Scarface, the chainsaw scene sent legitimate shivers down my spine.
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de niros a better actor i think

taxi driver, raging bull, deer hunter all brilliant examples of non-gangster roles

for al pacino - dog day afternoon, scent of a woman, serpico


I have

Pacino:
Dog Day Afternoon
Serpico
. . . And Justice for All
Scent of a Woman
Heat
Glengarry Glen Ross
Dick Tracy

De Niro:
Raging Bull
Taxi Driver
Cape Fear
Th Deer Hunter
Awakenings
Heat
#38
Quote by Tyler Durden
Scarface and Godfather are classics, obviously


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#39
If you guys want another recommendation on a Triad movie, watch the 7-part series, Young and Dangerous, which was directed by Andy Lau (The bad main guy who appears in Infernal Affairs)

Trailer for Young & Dangerous: http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu5B96_plnI

It's a pretty old series.

Quote by CoreysMonster
ah, but my list is on my sig! I see your sig... and am saddened


I'll officially recognize the list of my favourite UGers soon. You'll see.
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#40
Quote by Harmonius
If you guys want another recommendation on a Triad movie, watch the 7-part series, Young and Dangerous, which was directed by Andy Lau (The bad main guy who appears in Infernal Affairs)

Trailer for Young & Dangerous: http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu5B96_plnI

It's a pretty old series.

For some reason, I think you like Infernal Affairs.


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