Monday, November 02, 2009

Monday movie meme

Over at The Bumbles Blog, Molly hosts the Weekly Movie Meme. This week's topic is

all about Mobsters

I had to think about mobster movies I've enjoyed. It's not my favorite genre, which made this a bit of a challenge.

1. Goodfellas: I watched this as part of my first 101 Things in 1001 Days, not expecting to like it, but I did after all. Ray Liotta grows up in the New York mob.

2. On the Waterfront: "I coulda been a contender," Marlon Brando laments, "instead of a bum" (or a longshoreman) "which is what I am." But what a longshoreman as he stands tall against the dockside mob.

3. The Public Enemy: Mashing a grapefruit in his girlfriend's face is mild compared to the lengths James Cagney will go to as he climbs the ranks of the Chicago underworld.

4. White Heat: More James Cagney, this time as a psychopathic criminal bent on assembling a gang and knocking over the payroll of a chemical plant. He'll shoot his best friend in the face. But he loves his ma.

5. Pulp Fiction: Lives in and out of the underworld intersect, but easily the most entertaining segments are the interchanges between hitmen Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta.

3 comments:

  1. Hahaha - but he loves his ma! Classic. Don't they all? Cagney I'm sure was great in those films - I haven't seen either of them! So you of the "it's not my favorite genre" have introduced me to a few today. Thanks ;0)

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  2. I'm three for five from your list -- I've not seen numbers three or four. I decided on a more comedic track for this one. ;)

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  3. I've seen Pulp fiction on alot of lists today. If you want to come on by here’s movie list

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