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Movie Details

Title:   The Departed
Director:   Martin Scorsese
Year:   2006
Genre:   Crime
Times Seen:   3
Last Seen:   11.27.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (10)
- After Hours
- The Aviator
- Casino
- Goodfellas
- The Irishman
- The King of Comedy
- My Voyage to Italy
- Raging Bull
- Shutter Island
- The Wolf of Wall Street

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.27.07DVD This has been on HBO a lot recently... got me in a mood to watch it again. same thoughts as previous times, really like it for the most part.
03.02.07DVD With all the Oscars and whatnot, I felt like watching this again. It's really solid I think. I still love Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg's performance a lot... actually I like everyone's performance a lot... actually actually I like pretty much everything about this movie. The only two things that kind of caught me were the rat in the last shot - don't know if the movie needed to be quite that obvious - and the weird limbo warehouse space that Nicholson and Damon find themselves in after the police raid on the drug bust... like they turn some corner and the dozens of cops are nowhere to be found and don't come running when they hear 6 gunshots. That still irks me but... that's it! Other than that, perfect.
10.06.06Galaxy Highland So... it's still Infernal Affairs, but Scorsese along with an INCREDIBLE cast make it better than Infernal Affairs, for me at least. How so? Well... they develop rats and deception more as a theme here, saturate the entire film more with it... but mostly it's the performances. Nicholson is treated so strongly in this movie that from the very beginning you feel his presence, his touch on everything. I loved the whole prologue with him in darkness, laying out the film and the world; his film, his world. It's not just Nicholson though; everybody does an excellent job, and each part is written very smart. Alec Baldwin delivers what I consider a Glengarry Glenn Ross level of performance, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, Leo Di Caprio, Vera Farmiga, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone... every one of them are flawless in this movie. Even the grating southie boston accents on everybody didn't irritate me.

The material is also handled incredibly well... blah blah blah all that great stuff. It's a really good movie.
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