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Movie Details

Title:   Casino
Director:   Martin Scorsese
Year:   1995
Genre:   Gangster
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   08.04.05

Other Movies Seen By This Director (8)
- After Hours
- The Aviator
- The Departed
- The King of Comedy
- My Voyage to Italy
- Raging Bull
- Shutter Island
- The Wolf of Wall Street

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
08.04.05DVD I get the excess vibe of this. It's like filmmaking excess to match the excesses of the story and characters. Everything is turned up to 11. I always feel like I'm snorting coke or something when I watch this movie because the pacing is so frantic but the movie is so long that you just get jittery and exhausted by the end of it. Sharon Stone in particular with all her yelling and whatnot... it's just a crazy movie. For those that compare it to Goodfellas, I'd say that this movie isn't secure enough to breathe. This movie feels like overcompensation where Goodfellas feels secure. Goodfellas is the guy who doesn't talk about being able to kick your ass because he doesn't have to. He can just do it. This movie works hard to get to the same place and never quite makes it. That said, there's some great stuff in here... it's a really well-made film... Good stuff with voice-over, really economical shot and scene compositions, it looks great... it's just too cramped, too insecure, and dare i say it too excessive.
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