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    This is the most complex movie I've ever seen.......I've seen it 8 times,3 times in the
    long version.

    In the edited short version,it's difficult to watch due to piss-poor editing.

    The long version is a masterpiece....every scene demands your attention....not so much the dialogue of the characters,but their eyes and body language.

    Brutal,elegant and enduringly sad.....this is
    Ingmar Bergman meets Fellini meets Roger Corman.....if that makes any sense.

    Watch how James Woods and Deniro never quite look anyone in the eye,always from the side,a downward glance.....as if they are never comfortable within their own persona.

    Masterfull......Deniro's best performance.

    Why is he smiling?

    I think in his opium-induced haze,he finally has fleeting memories of happiness and contentment.
    Were these memories real?
    In that last moment,they were.

    Deniro morphed Noodles into Matt Damon's character in "The Good Shepherd".......another masterpiece of acting.....still,enigmatic and hidden.....waiting for you to unravel.
     
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    They don't make movies like that anymore, now they make "cartoons" for the dumbed down American grown up's.

    Two More Great Ones:
    Godfather-1--2--3
    Lonesome Dove-1--2
     
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    the amazing thing about this movie to me is that the childhood years are just as riveting and well acted as the segments when they are older. Jennifer Connolly and the 2 kids that play the young Noodles and Max are incredible.
    And James Woods was never better. Until this movie I didnt realize what a great actor he was.

    I always thought he was smiling because he was free of Max, but that review said it best, I dont think Leone wanted it to be clear so that people like us could think about it forever.
     
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    Dont underestimate the funniest movie ever made, the passion of the christ. What a knee slapper that bad boy was!
     
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    #12 Jersey

    I've probably watched this 10-15 times and never realized that was Connolly as a kid.

    Much better movie than Goodfellas, which I like don't get me wrong but it's just simply not as good. Other ones like Casino which it smokes yet they got more press.
     
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    Once Upon a Time in America is a masterpiece. It's moody, beautiful filmed, has great character studies, and has an intelligent story as well. Along, similar lines, I'm watching from Netflix part of an award winning Italian minisseries called the Best of Youth, which is about a family from the 1960s to 2000. The main characters are two brothers, one goes left, the other goes right. So far, it's a very well done and interesting story that really captures the spirit of the times.
     
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    Before I even opened this thread, I said to myself, Once Upon a Time in America.

    Not sure if this qualifys for underated, but Resevoir Dogs was a great film.
     
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    The thread is underated, not overated.

    The Godfather is the most overated movie in the history of film....and part 3 was pure crap.
     
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    I am among the few Godfather fans you will find that actually enjoyed Godfather 3. My only problem with it is that it had practically nothing to do with the first two...
     
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    My problem with it was the way Al Pacino was directed. He was nothing like Michael Corleone, instead, he seemed to be Al Pacino. At the end of Godfather 2 he was ice cold. At the beginning of 3 he was almost jovial.

    right from the start it hurt the movie badly.
     
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    That's well said... basically it was the same names of characters, and the same actors, but they were all entirely different people in entirely unrelated circumstances when compared to the first 2. To me it is simply a stand alone movie.
     
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    not to mention that while i think Sofia Coppolla is a terrific director, she was terrible in this movie, and this role needed to be played by a strong actress.
     
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    I agree... in fact, I believe I read somewhere sometime they originally did have someone else cast for that role but something happened and Sofia was an "emergency" replacement...
     
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    wasnt it Winona Ryder? im not sure i see her in that part either.

    Annabelle Sciorra might have been great in that. she even looks like Talia Shire.
     
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    Keep in mind folks, this from a Star Wars fan. ;)
     

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