Truly a gorgeous film to look at. The colors and the sets are phenomenal. Great vibes throughout, although there are definitely some truly silly moments and some elements feel too drawn out. Will never forget the barbed wire room.
What a movie. So epic in scope, but dazzling, fun, and stylish in the storytelling, even with such absolutely jarring violence and horror being dished out again and again. The cinematography, acting, music, and real environments were a true inspiration. Was just shocked at how the story kept unfolding and going deeper and deeper. A masterful tale. Must watch for any fan of the crime genre.
This film is perfect, one of the most expertly crafted in history, with cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld, score by Carter Burwell, and flawless direction by the Coen Brothers. But ultimately, it is the script, that is not only jam packed with amazing dialog of the early 20th century (what's the rumpus?!), but containing an intricately detailed plot that unfolds with subtlety and finesse. Repeat viewings pay big returns as you see how masterfully people are playing the game with double-crosses…
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I once heard Norm MacDonald describe gambling and the multiple times he lost everything he had. 'At the end of it, you know you're going to hit bottom, and kind of want it...you are trying to do it, trying to finish it off...if you have $450K in the bank and you lose $400K, you say fuck it, I don't want money to remind me that I had more money.' The whole time I watched this movie, I was marveling at…