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Just now, Bjornebye said:

Set me back a long way watching that scene. I don't think I've ever seen anything more powerful in my life from an acting perspective. I sat on the toilet with the door closed for ages just crying. 

It's understandable mate, if you relate to something you see it's bound to be powerful, especially when it's done extremely well. 

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Got a couple of days left of holiday this year so I took the last couple of days off work to do a few jobs, catch up on a few things, but mainly watch this completely uninterrupted.

 

My plans have gone to complete shit and I’ve not had a chance.
 

I want to watch it all in one viewing by myself first, the next available opportunity is 8th December she my wife and daughter go for a play date and see Frozen 2. 

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1 hour ago, Elite said:

I have just finished that, I almost enjoyed it as much as the movie. Wonderful to see 4 greats chatting about their craft in a relaxed setting.

 

I hope that idea is jumped on with more movies, having the key cast members just shooting the shit around a table. This one was brimming with respect from Pesci, De Niro, Pacino and Scorcese but each one would offer different dynamics. One with Christian Bale would be fucking epic, especially if someone has a sly dig at him, he'd go ape shit.

 

Yeah it was great. Got the feeling Pesci likes to steal the show whilst De Niro is a quiet simmering type. It was great to see Pesci acknowledge his fellow actors for helping him out of a bad place. 

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On 27/11/2019 at 18:16, Pistonbroke said:

Netflix also do a nice 23 minute chat with the three main characters and Scorsese. Well worth a watch. 

Just watched this (it took me 10 minutes to find it).

 

Thanks for pointing out it was there because I absolutely loved it. I love Robert DeNiro. There, I've said it.

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5 minutes ago, Mook said:

Just watched this (it took me 10 minutes to find it).

 

Thanks for pointing out it was there because I absolutely loved it. I love Robert DeNiro. There, I've said it.

 

No problems mate, glad to be of service. If anyone else is struggling to find it then just zoom to the end of the film and it should just start automatically, or at least it did for myself. Or search for 'The Irishman in Conversation.' 

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Just watched it. It was decent. No where near the levels of casino or goodfellas for me. Even though making them look younger is impressive they still moved like old fucks. It felt longer than it needed to be.

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3 hours ago, Bjornebye said:

Set me back a long way watching that scene. I don't think I've ever seen anything more powerful in my life from an acting perspective. I sat on the toilet with the door closed for ages just crying. 

Piles?

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Absolutely extraordinary. Adored it. Kept finding myself at one minute laughing (usually nervously) and the next saying "Fuck. FUCK" or "Seriously" or "How fucking good is THAT" out loud. The deeply-tolerant Mr rb14 was equally impressed despite (I actually like to think because of) my interruptions. 

 

The storyline was awesome, there was a simmering undercurrent of real menace about almost everything. And yet there was absolute love as well; particularly between Russ, Frank and Jimmy. And I loved the Peggy thing. Really? How well was that part played, both younger and older. 

 

I'd have watched six hours of this if the pace and quality were sustained. 

 

The weakest bit for me was the age/movement/cgi. At times their faces just didn't look right. I didn't know beforehand that cgi had been employed so I had it down as extremely good, but unconvincing make-up. And although the three(four)some acknowledge "movement acting" in the 20-minute post-film discussion, their movement acting wasn't quite up to masking their age. 

 

Small spoiler alert... 

 

Only a bit of a nerdy thing, but the plane that took Frank off to see Jimmy for the last time, was built five years after the date Jimmy went missing. Anachronistic. Just sayin'.

 

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I loved the little nods to various previous movies of theirs, especially the scene where Jimmy was talking to Frank whilst he was sat on the dock. Lifted straight from Godfather 2 that, where Michael ordered the hit on Freddo and reclined in melancholy contemplation.

 

Wonderful film making.

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Oh yes. And the almost imperceptible snippets of the Godfather theme ("speak softly love") tune in off-key, weird timescale refrains.

 

Soundtrack by Robbie Robertson. Who'd have thought. 

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I had planned to watch The Irishman this weekend. However, the favourable reviews are somewhat off-putting. I was really looking forward to moaning about how shit CGI is and that De Niro and Pacino should have retired years ago. Can anyone recommend me a recent but really shit film instead?

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2 minutes ago, Tony Moanero said:

I had planned to watch The Irishman this weekend. However, the favourable reviews are somewhat off-putting. I was really looking forward to moaning about how shit CGI is and that De Niro and Pacino should have retired years ago. Can anyone recommend me a recent but really shit film instead?

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Fell asleep half way through and don’t feel in any rush to put it back on. Was watchable but I kept thinking of Gazza when joe Pesci was on screen. The scene were De Niro goes after the shop keeper was terrible and what’s with the paedo vibe Pesci and Pacino give off when De Niro’s daughters around them 

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I watched it an thought it was OK. Not any of their best. 

 

One of the best aspects of it was the history. It actually dovetails and explains some of the history of "Casino". I love Casino but the exposition goes by quite fast in the first 30 mintues and leaves you wondering "who were the Teamsters Union" and "why did the Mafia control them" and all the pension fund being used to build Las Vegas stuff. 

 

A lot of that history is explained in "The Irishman"

 

It does drag though. It needed editing with garden shears. 

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21 minutes ago, Jordy Brouwer said:

I watched it an thought it was OK. Not any of their best. 

 

One of the best aspects of it was the history. It actually dovetails and explains some of the history of "Casino". I love Casino but the exposition goes by quite fast in the first 30 mintues and leaves you wondering "who were the Teamsters Union" and "why did the Mafia control them" and all the pension fund being used to build Las Vegas stuff. 

 

A lot of that history is explained in "The Irishman"

 

It does drag though. It needed editing with garden shears. 

You bastard I'm about to watch it on the back of countless 8/9/10 out of 10 ratings. 

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2 hours ago, Jordy Brouwer said:

I watched it an thought it was OK. Not any of their best. 

 

One of the best aspects of it was the history. It actually dovetails and explains some of the history of "Casino". I love Casino but the exposition goes by quite fast in the first 30 mintues and leaves you wondering "who were the Teamsters Union" and "why did the Mafia control them" and all the pension fund being used to build Las Vegas stuff. 

 

A lot of that history is explained in "The Irishman"

 

It does drag though. It needed editing with garden shears. 

Go and get your fucking shine box.

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2 minutes ago, Elite said:

Go and get your fucking shine box.

You mudda fucka!!

 

Keep him here. 

 

Honestly, I liked it well enough. Maybe on second viewing I'll see it as a masterpiece. Its just that at 2.30AM last night, 3.5 hours in i was flagging to be h onest. 

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Brilliant. Very real. Pacino stole the show but absolutely outstanding from everyone involved except Stephen Graham who was completely out of his depth with that cast. 

 

My favourite scene was the meeting in Miami. I was pissing myself. Takes a lot to say sorry to someone when you don't want to. 

 

8.5/10. Listening to the music in the end credits now because its still on as I'm typing..... please keep listening. Pink Floyd. Just bumped it to a 9/10 because I know why Scorsese has put it in there. 

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Thay was pretty hard work to be honest. The last 45 minutes or so are a slog.

 

I understand that it's not a gangster film but really a meditation on age and the consequences of your actions but it just bored me.

 

As someone pointed out earlier, that scene where De Niro beats up the shopkeeper was just embarrassing. It really took me out of the film.

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Very long but extremely good film.

 

I'm 27 but the last 20 mins had me in mortal fear of old age. Honestly, all the shootings and car bombs weren't half as scary as that nursing home.

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6 minutes ago, Spy Bee said:

It's fucking shit!

It may not be as good as Goodfellas or Casino but it's a long way from shit.

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