THE IRISHMAN, A Martin Scorsese Picture with de Niro, Pacino, Pesci, Keitel

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A 40-year gangster epic going into production in the next month. Pacino plays Jimmy Hoffa, Bobby Cannavale is Joey gallo, Ray Romano a Teamster lawyer. Produced and distributed by Netflix.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1302006/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sheeran

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:28 (three years ago) link

finally, the scorsese/romano team-up we've been clamouring for all these years

for sale: clown shoes, never worn (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:33 (three years ago) link

Who is playing the irishman

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:40 (three years ago) link

noted irishman robert o'niro iirc

for sale: clown shoes, never worn (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:41 (three years ago) link

Cannavale a good choice

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:43 (three years ago) link

I'm not sure thats working for me

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:44 (three years ago) link

maybe look at dirty grandpa and educate yourself a bit before you continue embarrassing yourself online like this

for sale: clown shoes, never worn (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:46 (three years ago) link

lol

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:47 (three years ago) link

I hope Netflix finds away to block everyone who skipped SILENCE from watching this.

Chris L, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:51 (three years ago) link

*a way, ugh

Chris L, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:51 (three years ago) link

noted irishman robert o'niro iirc

lmao

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:53 (three years ago) link

robert the neary

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:53 (three years ago) link

de Niro is part Irish on his dad's side

who cares, but ilx's proud ignorance sure covers the waterfront

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:55 (three years ago) link

aye but the real sheehan was part swedish, where's our fuckin' irish swede in the lead role

for sale: clown shoes, never worn (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:58 (three years ago) link

Also, De Niro's character in Goodfellas was Irish, too.

cultural appropriation imo, #boycotttheirishman

for sale: clown shoes, never worn (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:59 (three years ago) link

Is this the one where the main gag is deniro playing a 10yo or whatever

blog haus aka the scene raver (wins), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:01 (three years ago) link

not goin that young, but some CG a la Benjamin Button to reverse the aging early, it seems.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:03 (three years ago) link

Look morbs far be it from me but the movie is called the fuckin irishman mon ta fuck like

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:07 (three years ago) link

script by Steve Zaillian, who i guess is newly hot from "The Night Of"

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:10 (three years ago) link

tbf i think the titular irishman here is irish in that uniquely american sense of 'had an ancestor who once grew a potato'

for sale: clown shoes, never worn (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:19 (three years ago) link

notallpaddies

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:22 (three years ago) link

Robert Anthony De Niro[4] was born on August 17, 1943, in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan, New York, the son of painters Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr.[5] He is of Irish and Italian descent on his father's side,[6] while his mother had Dutch, English, French, and German ancestry.[7]

nomar, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:23 (three years ago) link

All due respect it's not called the Italian Irish Dutch English French German man now is it

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:25 (three years ago) link

^^^would watch

mark s, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:26 (three years ago) link

that'll be on the next Fall album

imago, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:28 (three years ago) link

It's the role he was born several times to play

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:28 (three years ago) link

to be fair robert deniro is generally cast as italian american characters despite the fact that he's only a quarter italian so him playing an irishman is not a huge stretch

-_- (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:34 (three years ago) link

let's all just agree that ardal o'hanlon should be cast in the lead and move on with our lives

for sale: clown shoes, never worn (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:35 (three years ago) link

always suspected Scorcese had one more gangster film in him, one about the top-level guys that *really* run shit from the back of a grocery store in Casino - it would complete the tetralogy, going up the ladder from small-time hoods in Mean Streets to the "soldiers" in Goodfellas up through the higher-ranking mafioso in "Casino".

this could still totally suck of course, idk. skeptical about the CGI aging aspect.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:39 (three years ago) link

would also say that sylvester stallone's jimmy hoffa movie "f.i.s.t." is the last word in union/mob epics

-_- (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:39 (three years ago) link

Scorsese keeps a-goin' til everyone spells his name right

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:41 (three years ago) link

lol sory

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:43 (three years ago) link

script by Steve Zaillian, who i guess is newly hot from "The Night Of"

You mean hot again? Certainly Scorsese has been hot for him for years.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:44 (three years ago) link

the night of was good ...

for me to poop on

-_- (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:45 (three years ago) link

I think Zaillian only adapted Gangs of New York for MS?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:48 (three years ago) link

Yeah, you're right.

Would love to see a Marty comedy about disorganized crime. Bits of The Departed are the funniest shit ever, as are bits of GoodFellas, but he hasn't done a comedy since After Hours, right?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:49 (three years ago) link

i suppose some people describe that abominable last one w/ DiCaprio as a comedy, as a plea.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:51 (three years ago) link

it's definitely funny

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:51 (three years ago) link

(also godawful)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:52 (three years ago) link

Bits of The Departed are the funniest shit ever

"I'm the guy who does his fucking job, you must be the other guy" vs. the rat symbolizes obviousness

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:52 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1dFYHNCpy4

Wolf ... Oh yeah, I guess that was funny (though classically speaking, more a tragedy than a comedy).

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:53 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTaVxTmB5k4

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:55 (three years ago) link

haven't seen his cable Public Speaking w/ Fran Lebowitz

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:55 (three years ago) link

WoWS was non-stop lolz for me

but I thought Morbz was referring to Shutter Island hahah

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:55 (three years ago) link

WOWS completely a comedy

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:55 (three years ago) link

GoodFellas *is* a comedy, really.

When they found Sepe in the meat
truck, he was frozen so stiff it
took them two days to thaw him out
for the autopsy.
(pause)
Still, I never saw Jimmy so happy.
He was like a kid.

nomar, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:56 (three years ago) link

Hugo had a pretty heavy comedic streak... does anyone remember it winning 5 Oscars?

WoWS died when McConnahey left

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:57 (three years ago) link

irl lol


Οὖτις
Posted: January 17, 2020 at 11:55:48 AM
I Hear You Shepp Naches

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 January 2020 20:58 (six months ago) link

Someone probably linked it 2 weeks ago, but I highly recommend our ol' pal nabisco's piece on the film (centered on the curb-stomping ridicule) in the NYT Mag dated Jan 5.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 18 January 2020 02:18 (six months ago) link

another thing i had noticed was how many of the "favors" Frank performs are immediately after an implied threat which lets him know where he stands, or immediately after Russ has said or done something ingratiating to him. i.e. he gives him a ring which brings him into his circle more, and immediately tells him it's time for Hoffa to go.

in the narration he talks about doing things not for money, but out of respect. it's more out of fear and out of a misplaced sense of gratitude.

omar little, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:22 (six months ago) link

This movie felt like homework

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:46 (six months ago) link

final grade:

TONY. All the grades are TONY.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:47 (six months ago) link

*slaps roof of movie* this baby can fit so many Tonys in it.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:50 (six months ago) link

CRAZY RICH ASIANS was a big hit, so I tried to watch it, and gave up 10 minutes in because it wasn’t for me and nobody was going to quiz me on it anyway, it’s a throwaway romcom

This, this is SCORSESE PACINO DENIRO PESCI so it’s required reading, yes there will be a test, and all I got out of it was 1) DO let your wife smoke in the car, ffs, you’ll get there so much faster 2) DON’T let your son put a fish in the car, everybody is going to make a fuss if he does

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:51 (six months ago) link

This movie felt like homework

https://images.spot.im/v1/production/r9ouudxhnztyi6phoeuq

omar little, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:52 (six months ago) link

The problem with making a 3 hour movie about Hoffa is the only “surprise” is when he goes into the crematorium - that’s how they did it!!!

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:54 (six months ago) link

I really wanted to like Pro, because he’s one of the only interesting characters, but Hoffa’s right about him, he’s just an ass

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 19:55 (six months ago) link

i liked it better the second time around tbh, and appreciated how Scorsese almost exclusively threw out his usual stylistic decisions w/a few pointed exceptions. it was almost closer to Silence in terms of cinematic flourishes (if not story) than it was to something like Casino. i think he was practicing a bit of restraint w/the former film and it carried over to this story, which was obv intended to not be a thrilling ride through the world of the mob (esp since Frank never takes such a ride, he's on the outside).

omar little, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:08 (six months ago) link

I didn’t hate this or anything but I’m sure never gonna watch it again.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:10 (six months ago) link

No one watching this was expecting to be ... surprised, were they?

I Heard You Ain't HOOS's (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:12 (six months ago) link

As i've said, i saw this twice at MoMA and BOTH times people screamed in SURPRISE when Hoffa was whacked.

I was surprised at the brilliant de Niro phone call performance.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:28 (six months ago) link

same

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:29 (six months ago) link

i think if you don't know the particulars of the (rumored) manner in which Hoffa was killed, the way the scene is filmed doesn't telegraph it. It just happens suddenly. De Niro even takes out his gun in a way that isn't telegraphed.

omar little, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:31 (six months ago) link

I was very sceptical at the prospect of a cgi-ed de Niro playing a much younger person but was surprised how much I barely thought about it. Until some comments after about his comedy hardman granddad gait in some of the violent scenes after I'd watched it. But who cares?

calzino, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:41 (six months ago) link

It's what it is

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 20:53 (six months ago) link

This movie is definitely what it is

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:54 (six months ago) link

Good to know Morbs’ colleagues at the museum screening had no idea that Hoffa got murked by mobsters in an unremarkable midwestern suburb

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:56 (six months ago) link

one of my favorite deliveries in the film (non-meat delivery category, but rather dialogue delivery category) is "They're more than a little concerned. There's widespread concern."

omar little, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 23:01 (six months ago) link

like a Trump lackey talking to an unmoved president

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 23:16 (six months ago) link

there are no episodes

Yes, it was a "joke" about how a lot of people watch it on Netflix in chunks as if there were

― change display name (Jordan), Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:42 AM (one week ago)

took me a month to finish this on the elliptical at the Y

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Sunday, 2 February 2020 22:01 (six months ago) link

Man that musta been a tiring workout

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Sunday, 2 February 2020 22:12 (six months ago) link

you have sinned against the primal forces of nature, sic

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 2 February 2020 22:14 (six months ago) link

i cannot think of a worse way to watch it aside from maybe patchy 5 minute intervals while riding a subway

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 2 February 2020 22:25 (six months ago) link

i hear you transfer at union square

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 3 February 2020 13:05 (six months ago) link

actually sic i'll watch the Tarantella epic that way

oops I don't go to the Y

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 February 2020 13:08 (six months ago) link

Just A Bunch Of Old Men Eating Tiny Sundaes (2019) pic.twitter.com/o3qCr7LW7M

— It's Not Disney. It's Disney Prime Video. (@GetDisneyPrime) January 25, 2020

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 February 2020 16:10 (six months ago) link

actually sic i'll watch the Tarantella epic that way

don't be ridiculous

a three-hour film should only take three hour-ish sessions to watch, not four

don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Monday, 3 February 2020 21:15 (six months ago) link

https://film.avclub.com/oscar-nominee-thelma-schoonmaker-on-de-niro-s-wrinkles-1841363699

I wouldn’t say that there was subtlety in the rest of the editing, but simplicity. Deceptive simplicity. The violence needed to be very stripped down, with no flashy editing, no flashy camera moves. It’s very quick, and shot in a very ordinary way. No wide shots, not a thousand different cuts and crane shots and things that Marty’s done in the past with violence. Here he wanted to show the banality of it. He wanted to show that it’s just a job for Frank. And so the utter simplicity of his movie was something new for me to adjust to—and the sound editors as well, because [Scorsese] kept saying he didn’t even want amplified sound effects. For example, when people walk across a room, the sound editors usually create effects for that, and we add them in. Marty didn’t even want those.

omar little, Monday, 3 February 2020 23:23 (six months ago) link

stoked for part 3 of this, very much enjoyed the first two episodes

mark s, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:01 (six months ago) link

RIP to Chuckie O'Brien, who died of an apparent heart attack yesterday at age 86.

omar little, Friday, 14 February 2020 19:56 (six months ago) link

hope he had some nice fish before he went

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 February 2020 20:22 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Avoided details of this thread, more or less, because I only just watched this movie this weekend. Of course it's not bad - acting, direction and so on all on point - but I've seen this story so many times before, a couple of times from the same director with the same cast, that there's only so much it could offer. Its biggest distinction was its length, which is not to say it was necessarily too long, just long enough to go another 45 minutes or so (which is to say, a few more decades in character age) past where those other movies would have ended, which does lend it an elegiac quality that, say, GoodFellas or Casino lacked (and to be fair didn't need).

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:25 (four months ago) link

youve seen this story?

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:38 (four months ago) link

Not literally *this* story, just its basic beats and style by way of not just Scorsese but all his subsequent imitators. "We had a system. Johnny Tomato would pass Jimmy the Face the cash, then Jimmy would get that cash to Tommy Big Nose. Tommy Big Nose was smart, but he was also lazy, and when Tony Trombone saw him sleeping on the job, let's just say the two had a disagreement." Cut to Tommy Big Nose's body in a pool of blood while "Under the Boardwalk" plays.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:09 (four months ago) link

"Actually, we're very concerned."

Ainsley James Gryffyd Lowbeer Holdsworth (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:12 (four months ago) link

I'd be interested in seeing statistics on percentage of voice-over narration before and after Goodfellas.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:13 (four months ago) link

to me the differences... were the difference

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:13 (four months ago) link

(xpost to my own post): Put that in the seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time department.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:14 (four months ago) link

Another big difference between this one and its predecessors, besides letting the characters live long enough to get really old, was of course more or less writing women out of it entirely, which of course also meant no token nag/harridan character a la GoodFellas and Casino. I wonder if there was an earlier draft that included 15 minutes of Frank get yelled at by his daughter.

But again, it's much longer than those other movies. There were more similarities than differences, imo, but rather than cut some of those similarities they just made it longer to allow for some new stuff. Pretty indulgent, in that regard, even if I didn't think it was too long and even if I liked it just fine. Better than Casino, iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:18 (four months ago) link

Nag/harridan doesnt seem right re: Goodfellas imo

Οὖτις, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:45 (four months ago) link

otm I think Karen is a person who is loyal to a fault and the marriage is disastrous not bc it’s falling apart but because she stays with him and gets caught in the inescapable trap, shes not portrayed as a nag or anything. Nor is Sharon Stone I think her character is in it for the money and is clearly cold to an extent but there are moments where you can also see she realizes she’s trapped, like this one breakdown she has where Sam thinks he’s reassuring her and she’s crying like she knows there’s no escaping him. and her reason for running back to Lester a couple times has little to do with Lester and more to do with Sam. Sam has tries to rescue her but he’s really kidnapping her and bringing her back into mob custody.

Also Morbs otm

omar little, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:51 (four months ago) link

eh, it's been a while, so that could be fair. I mostly remember them as if not nags then certainly treated as such by the male leads, which I suppose in these worlds is functionally the same.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:54 (four months ago) link

id say that the idea that we are using the male leads of scorseses gangster movies as our moral arbitration committee is so easily and often debunked that im not even gonna

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:06 (four months ago) link

lol true, but they are the leads, and it is their story, and they take up the majority of the screen time, which doesn't always lead to the most nuanced of female portrayals, at least in his gangster films. I did not find, say, Leo et al. sympathetic in Wolf, and when women in that one are treated like meat it's clearly (to me) a negative reflection on the amoral male characters, who outright pursue amorality and hedonism not as spoils, but for the sake of it. Yet the male leads in his gangster films seem to be slightly more romanticized, despicable people but often forced to adhere to that type not strictly because of a moral failing but because of a code or a system or something they're stuck with. Or as this movie puts it, "it's what it is."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:24 (four months ago) link

If you think Hill, Rothstein, or Sheeran are romanticized idk what to tell you, Hill is clearly an oaf whose almost only half a gangster who isn’t even good at it, he just enjoys the ride for as long as he can until he decided to run his own scheme and it promptly destroys the lives of everyone around him (some of them his ultimately vv fair weather friends), Rothstein is a cold dude who can’t even relate to people in a normal way, he’s similarly not in control, he’s at the mercy of those around him, and ultimately is exiled and alone with his numbers. Sheeran obv is a pathetic character, who’s never even living the life, he’s just doing what he’s told for no true reward and it leaves him abandoned and even more alone. The thing about all of those protagonists is their gangster lives are ones w illusions of power and control, only kept alive by luck and the good will of others which all too easily can disappear. It’s the stories of three men lucky enough to not get killed but unlucky enough to have chosen a certain path with certain types of people even worse than they are, and it leaves them all with nothing.

omar little, Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:45 (four months ago) link

They’re not more romanticized than the female leads nor more nuanced I think by nature supporting characters don’t get the same screen time but Karen and Ginger are fairly nuanced in their own ways, nuances overshadowed by charismatic and large type performances. Interesting to me is how Hill keeps fucking Karen over but she’s his only true ally in the end. And interesting how Ginger can’t escape the life so she stays in it and escapes to Sam’s best friend, at first out of desperation, later maybe as a desperate gamble to enlist him to kill Sam. They’re good characters.

omar little, Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:49 (four months ago) link

Yeah, I guess I meant romanticized in the sense that they are entertaining, charismatic characters deigned to hold your attention. Though yeah, Sheeran (and most of the dudes) in this one are all pretty pathetic, with Sheeran maybe the most sociopathic of them all. I suppose the lack of charisma *is* the hook in The Irishman. This is def. the least of the three to plays as An Entertainment, and maybe the only that could also be titled Dead Inside.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 15 March 2020 22:03 (four months ago) link


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