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who thinks THE IRISHMAN will sweep the oscars?

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Just curious on how many on here already see Scorsese's huge epic THE IRISHMAN to truly dominate the 92nd annual academy awards?

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6 minutes ago, cigarjoe said:

I've seen it but also couldn't care less about the 92 annual academy awards.

How would you rank the film compared to others directed by Scorsese?

 

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38 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

How would you rank the film compared to others directed by Scorsese?

I know you didn't ask me, but here's my answer anyway. Ranked from favorite to least favorite.

  1. Taxi Driver (10/10)
  2. Raging Bull
  3. Goodfellas
  4. The King of Comedy
  5. Mean Streets  (9/10)
  6. Casino
  7. Silence
  8. The Age of Innocence (8/10)
  9. The Departed
  10. Cape Fear
  11. Gangs of New York 
  12. The Irishman
  13. After Hours
  14. The Aviator
  15. The Last Temptation of Christ
  16. The Wolf of Wall Street
  17. The Color of Money (7/10)
  18. Kundun
  19. Shutter Island
  20. Hugo
  21. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  22. Who's That Knocking at My Door
  23. New York, New York (6/10)
  24. Bringing Out the Dead
  25. Boxcar Bertha
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Haven't seen everything Marty's done so whatever I don't list I've obviously not seen.

10/10

Taxi Driver
Casino
Goodfellas

9/10

The Irishman 
Raging Bull

8/10

Gangs of New York
The Aviator

7/10

The King of Comedy
After Hours
The Wolf of Wall Street
Who's That Knocking at My Door

6/10

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Mean Streets
Boxcar Bertha
The Last Temptation of Christ
Shutter Island
The Color of Money
The Age of Innocence
Shutter Island
The Departed

5/10

Cape Fear

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21 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I know you didn't ask me, but here's my answer anyway. Ranked from favorite to least favorite.

  1. Taxi Driver
  2. Raging Bull
  3. Goodfellas
  4. The King of Comedy
  5. Mean Streets
  6. Casino
  7. Silence
  8. The Age of Innocence
  9. The Departed
  10. Cape Fear
  11. Gangs of New York 
  12. The Irishman
  13. After Hours
  14. The Aviator
  15. The Last Temptation of Christ
  16. The Wolf of Wall Street
  17. The Color of Money
  18. Kundun
  19. Shutter Island
  20. Hugo
  21. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  22. Who's That Knocking at My Door
  23. New York, New York
  24. Bringing Out the Dead
  25. Boxcar Bertha

So what grade does the film get from you overall? An 8 or a 7?

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1 minute ago, CinemaInternational said:

So what grade does the film get from you overall? An 8 or a 7?

8/10

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There are three things which give me pause.

First: The last few Oscar telecasts have not been kind to perceived front runners. Going into the big night, The Revenant, La La Land, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and Roma were perceived as the winners. They all lost. And even Birdman in 2014 was a question mark to the end.
 

Second: Netflix is doing it. There are reports that some Academy members were not too happy that Netflix was in the running for best Picture last year, and that might hurt The Irishman (and Marriage Story, and The Two Popes) this year.

Third: The film got raves.... but so did Once upon a Time in Hollywood, a valentine to Hollywood's past which took over $400 million worldwide making it a hit in a period when the Oscars are usually the subject of harangues over having winners that aren't "popular" enough. That film is still a top contender, and keep an eye too on the Korean passion pick Parasite and the war film 1917.

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   It should !  Unless voters (members) are so biased against Netflix. They should remember that Mr. Scorsese took the material to Paramount first.  They did not want to pay the cost. Netflix was willing. What finally emerged is a classic for the acting of Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci ( in non- hysteric mode) and Harvey Keitel. The direction of Martin Scorsese. The screenplay, the editing, the de-aging effects are all magnificent. I don't know what Mr.Scorsese plans on doing next, but for me this is his magnum opus. By the way, I went to see it the best way...in a movie theater.

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1 hour ago, LawrenceA said:

I know you didn't ask me, but here's my answer anyway. Ranked from favorite to least favorite.

  1. Taxi Driver (10/10)
  2. Raging Bull
  3. Goodfellas
  4. The King of Comedy
  5. Mean Streets  (9/10)
  6. Casino
  7. Silence
  8. The Age of Innocence (8/10)
  9. The Departed
  10. Cape Fear
  11. Gangs of New York 
  12. The Irishman
  13. After Hours
  14. The Aviator
  15. The Last Temptation of Christ
  16. The Wolf of Wall Street
  17. The Color of Money (7/10)
  18. Kundun
  19. Shutter Island
  20. Hugo
  21. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  22. Who's That Knocking at My Door
  23. New York, New York (6/10)
  24. Bringing Out the Dead
  25. Boxcar Bertha

Wow,  thanks to Cigarjoe and you for doing this full-on ranking.  Funny but after I posted,  I was going to revise it, only asking if one would 'rate' The Irishman,  generally (e.g. one of his best,  in the middle of the pack,  one of his least successful films.

Since I respect both of your opinions I'm much more likely to go and see this film. 

Overall I support the ranking done here with Casino being an exception.   I just can't take that film seriously and both the Stone and Pesci characters are just too-over-the-top for me.    While DeNiro typically can 'ground' any film,  he still isn't enough for me to rate Casino highly. 

 

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I want to see the movie,mainly because it's Scorsese, but I doubt I'm going to be able to see it on the big screen, so I think I'm going to wait until The Irishman is released on DVD. I am also curious about the de-aging effect everybody is talking about. I hope that Al Pacino doesn't...maaake...long pauses and starts....TO SHOUT...HIS LINES! LIKE HE USUALLY DOES! You see what I'm saying?

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Just now, Arsan404 said:

so I think I'm going to wait until The Irishman is released on DVD. 

Roma is being released by Criterion next year, and that will be the first Netflix feature on disc, as far as I know. I hope it means more will follow, as there is one or two others I'd like to own on disc, including The Irishman.

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2 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Roma is being released by Criterion next year, and that will be the first Netflix feature on disc

A local Non-Profit group showed Roma to raise funds, and that was my chance to see it. I hope I doesn't take too long to release The Irishman on DVD.

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On 12/4/2019 at 5:28 PM, cigarjoe said:

I've seen it but also couldn't care less about the 92 annual academy awards.

what is your opinion of it in itself though

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On 12/4/2019 at 8:24 PM, Arsan404 said:

I want to see the movie,mainly because it's Scorsese, but I doubt I'm going to be able to see it on the big screen, so I think I'm going to wait until The Irishman is released on DVD. I am also curious about the de-aging effect everybody is talking about. I hope that Al Pacino doesn't...maaake...long pauses and starts....TO SHOUT...HIS LINES! LIKE HE USUALLY DOES! You see what I'm saying?

from the tons of footage he doesn't have the nasal twang that hoffa had l;ike Nicholson did

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On 12/4/2019 at 8:24 PM, Arsan404 said:

I want to see the movie,mainly because it's Scorsese, but I doubt I'm going to be able to see it on the big screen, so I think I'm going to wait until The Irishman is released on DVD. I am also curious about the de-aging effect everybody is talking about. I hope that Al Pacino doesn't...maaake...long pauses and starts....TO SHOUT...HIS LINES! LIKE HE USUALLY DOES! You see what I'm saying?

I still have faith it will get a wide release, but after the noms    roma being a foreign and non huge film may have hurt

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On 12/4/2019 at 7:33 PM, jamesjazzguitar said:

Wow,  thanks to Cigarjoe and you for doing this full-on ranking.  Funny but after I posted,  I was going to revise it, only asking if one would 'rate' The Irishman,  generally (e.g. one of his best,  in the middle of the pack,  one of his least successful films.

Since I respect both of your opinions I'm much more likely to go and see this film. 

Overall I support the ranking done here with Casino being an exception.   I just can't take that film seriously and both the Stone and Pesci characters are just too-over-the-top for me.    While DeNiro typically can 'ground' any film,  he still isn't enough for me to rate Casino highly. 

 

great work, though we split on some

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On 12/4/2019 at 7:33 PM, jamesjazzguitar said:

Wow,  thanks to Cigarjoe and you for doing this full-on ranking.  Funny but after I posted,  I was going to revise it, only asking if one would 'rate' The Irishman,  generally (e.g. one of his best,  in the middle of the pack,  one of his least successful films.

Since I respect both of your opinions I'm much more likely to go and see this film. 

Overall I support the ranking done here with Casino being an exception.   I just can't take that film seriously and both the Stone and Pesci characters are just too-over-the-top for me.    While DeNiro typically can 'ground' any film,  he still isn't enough for me to rate Casino highly. 

 

what about the last waltz

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Lawrence of Arabia, GWTW & Once Upon a Time in America (directors cut) were longer though)

 

& I once went to Gettysburg 4 hrs & 14 minutes, just had a brief intermission

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21 minutes ago, spence said:

what is your opinion of it in itself though

About a 9/10.  But it's not a film I'd watch over and over again like I would Goodfellows, Casino, or Taxi Driver, 

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Just now, cigarjoe said:

about a 9/10.

thanx   but how about on the star rating system  very good ***1/2 or great 4?

 

I posted this couple months ago on youtube is a long interview with almost all of them onstage you may enjoy it  

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2 minutes ago, spence said:

thanx   but how about on the star rating system  very good ***1/2 or great 4?

 

I posted this couple months ago on youtube is a long interview with almost all of them onstage you may enjoy it  

***1/2. But it's not a film I'd watch over and over again like I would Goodfellows, Casino, or Taxi Driver, 

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