Martin Scorsese to make film about hitman, head of Scranton Maf...

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Famed film director Martin Scorsese didn't want to do any more mob movies, until he heard about Frank Sheeran and Russell Bufalino.
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Rocky

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#2
Oct 4, 2008
 
Can Scranton be in the news any more? Does the mayor have a PR department what with "The Office", the Bob Caseys, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Paul and Mira Sorvino, and the Yankees? Even Fox News and al-Jazeera TV have been broadcasting live from the Electric City. Martin Scorsese might as well join the crowd.
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#3
Oct 4, 2008
 
For anyone who has not read this book "I Heard You Paint Houses", it is one of the best pieces of writing I have seen quite a while. I am sure that these masterful hollywood heavyweights will bring a certain life to this book, nothing will be beat the author stimulating and chilling depiction of the true life of the mob.
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#4
Oct 4, 2008
 
martin score SLEAZY...

...will this movie have the 400 curse words the lousy score sleazy movie CASINO had?

and maybe the romantic scene of sharon stone performing oral sex on joe peschi in casino will be remade too?
Fear and Loathing

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#5
Oct 4, 2008
 
Now how can you say that about Marty...
TaxiDriver, Raging Bull, King of Comedy, Goodfellas, just to name a few.
And you did not like the Rolling Stone documentary Shine a Light or Dylan documentary Don't Look Back..What is wrong with you????
What kind of dvds do you bootleg porno???
I BOOTLEG DVDS wrote:
martin score SLEAZY...
...will this movie have the 400 curse words the lousy score sleazy movie CASINO had?
and maybe the romantic scene of sharon stone performing oral sex on joe peschi in casino will be remade too?
I BOOTLEG DVDS

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Oct 5, 2008
 
Fear and Loathing wrote:
Now how can you say that about Marty...
TaxiDriver, Raging Bull, King of Comedy, Goodfellas, just to name a few.
And you did not like the Rolling Stone documentary Shine a Light or Dylan documentary Don't Look Back..What is wrong with you????
What kind of dvds do you bootleg porno???
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score-sleazy, like kubrick, doesn't make ENTERTAINING movies; joe peschi saved goodfellas from being ANOTHER score-sleazy box-office flop.

(i stole score-sleazy from johnny legend).

i just watched the godfather for the millionth time. score-sleazy's mom did, at least, recomend richard conte for a godfather role. peter bogdonovich turned down the chance to direct the godfather. rod steiger wanted to play michael! and, if you check a clip on youtube, deniro would have been terrible as sonny.

the sopranos is better than any score-sleazy movie.

(and some scenes from the movie barfly were stolen from the 40s noir CRISS CROSS.)
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Oct 5, 2008
 
Freedom Fighters wrote:
I wonder how many kids are dead today because of the movie "Scarface" and the glorification of the criminal psychopathic killer.
Eleven people died in the first five days after Backdraft was released.

The national Fire protection Association stated that movie set them back by fifty years.
ERIC

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#8
Oct 5, 2008
 
This is a great book, very important to a true understanding of the latter half of 20th century American history. Read ii if you have not. This is the right crew to make an outstanding film from an excellent book about an important figure in mob and US history, Frank, "The Irishman" Sheeran, who amongst other things killed Jimmy Hoffa on July 30th, 1975...
elektra

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#9
Oct 5, 2008
 
Scranton, the bedrock of state politics and the mob. Hmmm, what an unusual combination. Right.
shorty4sure

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Oct 5, 2008
 
who will denaples play in the movie??
nobama

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Oct 5, 2008
 
marty,, marty,, you are infatuated with italian gangsters...seriously are you gay???...
Fear and Loathing

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#12
Oct 5, 2008
 
ok , I take that back you know your films, I agree with BarFly info you posted. How about all the classic rip-offs in the movie "I'm not there"? too many to mention. I love 40's noir which is why I subscibe to netflix. But I still think you are being too hard on Marty, give him credit for Raging Bull and Taxi Driver at least.
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<quoted text>score-sleazy, like kubrick, doesn't make ENTERTAINING movies; joe peschi saved goodfellas from being ANOTHER score-sleazy box-office flop.
(i stole score-sleazy from johnny legend).
i just watched the godfather for the millionth time. score-sleazy's mom did, at least, recomend richard conte for a godfather role. peter bogdonovich turned down the chance to direct the godfather. rod steiger wanted to play michael! and, if you check a clip on youtube, deniro would have been terrible as sonny.
the sopranos is better than any score-sleazy movie.
(and some scenes from the movie barfly were stolen from the 40s noir CRISS CROSS.)
Fear and Loathing

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Oct 5, 2008
 
By the way, one of my favorite Pesci characters was in Oliver Stones JFK. hahaha
I BOOTLEG DVDS wrote:
<quoted text>score-sleazy, like kubrick, doesn't make ENTERTAINING movies; joe peschi saved goodfellas from being ANOTHER score-sleazy box-office flop.
(i stole score-sleazy from johnny legend).
i just watched the godfather for the millionth time. score-sleazy's mom did, at least, recomend richard conte for a godfather role. peter bogdonovich turned down the chance to direct the godfather. rod steiger wanted to play michael! and, if you check a clip on youtube, deniro would have been terrible as sonny.
the sopranos is better than any score-sleazy movie.
(and some scenes from the movie barfly were stolen from the 40s noir CRISS CROSS.)
I BOOTLEG DVDS

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Oct 5, 2008
 
Fear and Loathing wrote:
ok , I take that back you know your films, I agree with BarFly info you posted. How about all the classic rip-offs in the movie "I'm not there"? too many to mention. I love 40's noir which is why I subscibe to netflix. But I still think you are being too hard on Marty, give him credit for Raging Bull and Taxi Driver at least.
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would TAXI DRIVER have been any different/worse if depalma had directed it?

depalma wanted to direct TAXI DRIVER; depalma and deniro worked together in '60s. and depalma later made a movie called WISEGUYS---the origonal title of a book that scorsese had to change to...goodfellas.

book and doc. EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS has about all these '70s directors, many proteges of...roger corman.

corman even helped scorsese with MEAN STREETS (which had filmed in l.a. interiors).
Fear and Loathing

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Oct 5, 2008
 
Corman Fan eh

Boxcar Betha and Departed..
Let me think about this..
I BOOTLEG DVDS wrote:
<quoted text>would TAXI DRIVER have been any different/worse if depalma had directed it?
depalma wanted to direct TAXI DRIVER; depalma and deniro worked together in '60s. and depalma later made a movie called WISEGUYS---the origonal title of a book that scorsese had to change to...goodfellas.
book and doc. EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS has about all these '70s directors, many proteges of...roger corman.
corman even helped scorsese with MEAN STREETS (which had filmed in l.a. interiors).
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Oct 5, 2008
 
Fear and Loathing wrote:
Corman Fan eh
Boxcar Betha and Departed..
Let me think about this..
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david carridene in mean streets, which has a corman poe movie in it, and scene ripped off from machine gun kelly.

corman's actor/writer robert towne also did some ghost writing for bonnie and clyde movie.

i like '70S movie RANCHO DELUXE, nothing to do with corman/scorsese, but fun movie of modern day cattle rustlers (two minor godfather actors in it).
Wake up

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#18
Oct 6, 2008
 
Wow its a movie ment for entertainment TAKE IT AS THAT
FoolsSukasBadass Brothers

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#20
Oct 7, 2008
 
I saw BackDraft for the first time a few weeks ago. It was suspenseful. However, I think it would have been better if I was it on the big screen in the movies. Interesting info on Backdraft.
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Wuz there any particular connection?<quoted text>
ram

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#21
Oct 23, 2008
 
does anyone know why william big billy delia was NOT sentenced as the corrupt us attorney generals office in scranton had stated he would be on oct. 21, 2008.
whats up with that?
ram

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#22
Oct 23, 2008
 
berwyn PA? give me a break
think about it

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Oct 24, 2008
 
Freedom Fighters wrote:
I wonder how many kids are dead today because of the movie "Scarface" and the glorification of the criminal psychopathic killer.
If they died imatating a movie character, the world is better off, they obviously had no brains in the first place.

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