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The Untouchables

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SoSueMe, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    One of the things I really enjoy about the movie is except for Nitti's fall and the plane heading north to the Canadian border there are no special effects action shots.
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    The scene in the train station.
  3. boots

    boots New Member

    In reality that scene never happened although one of Capone's henchmen did have a gun in court.
  4. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I don't know why this is different for me with this movie than it was with Friday Night Lights (with which the overlooked details were a source of irritation) but I care little about DiPalma taking creative license in this film. It wasn't supposed to be documentary in the first place. I know one thing, this thread is making me want to watch it again.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    To me, it makes a historical drama/period film so much better if they care even a little about accuracy. I thought "Miracle" was 1,000% better than "Glory Road" for that reason, despite the Disney-fication of both films. It's hard to take "Glory Road" seriously when they got so little right.

    But I can separate that part of my brain from the other part, which seeks to be entertained by a film. "Field of Dreams" will always be one of my all-time favorite films, even though I cringe every time Shoeless Joe steps into the wrong batter's box. ::)
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Well, shit, buck, that's personal. I mean, you guys were teammates, and that day in Hoboken in '25, you clearly said he was the best. We'd think less of you if you didn't fight for the facts in any film dealing with Joe.
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