Ben Oliver

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What do you mean I’m funny?
12 January 2019

I wanted to see the single tracking shot into the nightclub again. It’s one of the best 3 minutes ever put to film; crime can give you so much wealth, luxury and fame but you still have to go in through the back door.

I’d forgotten just how brilliant the rest of the film is. Scorsese never stops moving, it’s a dizzying trip through three decades of a man’s life in the mob culminating in a paranoid, desperate final few days.

A masterpiece, and perhaps Scorsese’s finest work.

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