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Casino or Goodfellas?

Casino is much better developed, it’s a movie with its beginning, with its end, with its main characters having bright personalities and with its flow being nice and comprehensive. It also has a great atmosphere and style. And Sharon Stone played brilliantly! I was always following the plot and I got all sorts of emotions out of the film.



Goodfellas was too stuffed with unnecessary things and all, it had a mixed up plot, easy to lose willingness to concentrate. If you could adjust brightness for characters in Casino with a remote (like TV), you’d have to turn it halfway down to get Goodfellas. Was DeNiro even there? Hell, I don’t remember.

Ooh, very hard choice to make. But i think I´d pick Casino. Don´t get me wrong, I absolutely love Goodfellas, but if I had to choose, it would be Casino. For me, it´s an overall better movie. I could write an essay here about why, but since I´m a bit under the weather, I think I´ll pass for now. :wink:

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Casino is much better developed, it’s a movie with its beginning, with its end, with its main characters having bright personalities and with its flow being nice and comprehensive. It also has a great atmosphere and style. And Sharon Stone played brilliantly! I was always following the plot and I got all sorts of emotions out of the film.



Goodfellas was too stuffed with unnecessary things and all, it had a mixed up plot, easy to lose willingness to concentrate. If you could adjust brightness for characters in Casino with a remote (like TV), you’d have to turn it halfway down to get Goodfellas. Was DeNiro even there? Hell, I don’t remember.
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Casino was easy to make flashy, thus maybe a more cliché form of bright lights and “beauty”. For me an overdose of bad taste. Brilliantly depicted by Scorsese though. Its easier to like bright shiney colours. Casino is all over the place with this. Sort of drowning you in the characters and overdose of bad taste.



Goodfellas concentrates more on the life of Henry, and Henry ONLY. As a characterstudy its far more deep than “all over the place” like casino. If you are willing to stay with Henry. you will get far more rewarded than with all the people in Casino.



What scenes did you find "unnecessary’? What about the plot is mixed up?







Dark? YES, especially compared to Casino. Still beautiful though. In my opinion even more beautiful because it doesnt depend on relatively easy “beauty”.



Nice to see Lili on the Good(fellas) side :wink:

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Nice to see Lili on the Good(fellas) side :wink:
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Well, you’re not a lot to be on this side :-X I’d have thought of the contrary…

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Well, you’re not a lot to be on this side :-X I’d have thought of the contrary…
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I kinda like it that most people don’t choose my favourite as their favourite ;D You know/ feel exactly why!!! :wink:



You have thought about choosing Casino? Or you thought more people would choose Goodfellas?

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I kinda like it that most people don’t choose my favourite as their favourite ;D You know/ feel exactly why!!! :wink:[/quote]

Indeed, I exactly know why ! 8)

[quote=“Seth_Gecko”]
You have thought about choosing Casino? Or you thought more people would choose Goodfellas?
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I would have thought more people would choose Goodfellas.

Hehehe! ;D Somehow I knew you were more of a goodfellas girl :wink: Wolves ;D :wink:



I actually thought the same! More people going for Goodfellas, but I like it! Still a bit puzzled why, but enjoying the discussion a lot!

[quote=“Seth_Gecko”]
Hehehe! ;D Somehow I knew you were more of a goodfellas girl :wink: Wolves ;D :wink:



I actually thought the same! More people going for Goodfellas, but I like it! Still a bit puzzled why, but enjoying the discussion a lot!
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Oh yeah I read your posts, very long ones, interesting to read :smiley:

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Oh yeah I read your posts, very long ones, interesting to read :smiley:
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Thanks! I wish I had more time and patience to do something as awesome as the stuff you wrote on Marie Antoinette! :-*

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Thanks! I wish I had more time and patience to do something as awesome as the stuff you wrote on Marie Antoinette! :-*
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Ahhh maybe cause I must be really obsessed ! And I knew people would read it ! Here it’s just a jungle, where everybody is telling his preference, and only a few is listening and trying to debat and reply to the others :stuck_out_tongue: At least, I was the first to have seen MA, then everybody was focused on me and listening to me ;D

Your writing is very well focussed though! I am sooo lazy and all over the place, wanting to transfer emotions which I need like Marcel Proust abilities to transfer…;D



Can I get a Lili writing class? :smiley:

[quote=“Seth_Gecko”]
Your writing is very well focussed though! I am sooo lazy and all over the place, wanting to transfer emotions which I need like Marcel Proust abilities to transfer…;D



Can I get a Lili writing class? :smiley:
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Ah Proust and emotions, all a love story ! :smiley:



Sure you can have, but I’m afraid, I won’t help you a lot. Since I don’t trust myself a lot on what I wrote, I’ll just let you know : write the way you feel it, I’m someone who like to analyze stuff, I can’t just tell my emotions, I need to describe them, explain them and then analyze more correctly something more technical, thematic, cause movies aren’t just emotions, there’s a concept, a technical base, a structure, a meaning and all. Just don’t see the movie as an average viewer, get into it, get into the director’s mind. Each movie has it own life, it own unit. You studied psychology, then you know what’s analyzing is.



For writing style in general, I may not be the master here, ask Bleach, who is my first influence. You’ll learn a lot by him :-*

Check this shit out, haha -



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mZjuqN0XdA

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Check this shit out, haha -



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mZjuqN0XdA
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Haha, that´s great

Haha! I was thinking about posting that video!!! :smiley:



Well actually some other one that does basically the same thing…;D



I also loved this Soprano themed video, where a lot on screen is in sync with the speech and sounds…cant find it, but it fucking OWNS.

haha thats an awesome video!

I LOVE the opening titles in Casino by Saul Bass. He’s a fuckin’ genius.

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I LOVE the opening titles in Casino by Saul Bass. He’s a fuckin’ genius.
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He sure is, remember the Psycho opening titles !

Oh yeah! duhn, duhn, Duhn DUHN DUHN DUHN!

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Oh yeah! duhn, duhn, Duhn DUHN DUHN DUHN!
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;D If I didn’t know the music, I’ll be pretty confused with your indications : duhn duhn DUHN, ahah wtf ?! Well I hope you can sing it better than you write it ;D