Friday, February 17, 2012

Movie #89 - Miller's Crossing

Tom Reagan: If you want me to keep my mouth shut, it's gonna cost you some dough. I figure a thousand bucks is reasonable, so I want two.

Day #86

Miller's Crossing
After seeing this film I couldn't help myself thinking how it performed woefully at the box office, as this is truly one of the finest gangster flicks ever made. It's also unique in its own special way, which features some of the most brilliant dialogues you can ever get out of this genre.

The Coen brothers, who wrote, produced and directed this film, delivered a really stylish crime story, with carefully placed comic moments, which also featured top notch performances from Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Jon Polito, Marcia Gay Harden and J. E. Freeman. Basically the entire cast was fantastic down to Steve Buscemi, as the film features some really interesting characters especially Johnny Casper and Eddie Dane (Played by Jon Politoand J. E. Freeman). Also, the cinematography is really amazing.

Finally the theme for the movie, Laments for Limerick, is masterful; and also "Danny Boy", which is played during the scene in which Albert Finney's character Leo evades and then kills his assassins with a Thompson submachine gun is iconic.

A masterpiece.