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  1. Mylo

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    I’m after some more Gangster style films and need some suggestions. Something nice and gritty with a not so happy ending like you get in ‘Get Carter’ or ‘The Long Good Friday’ . I love the British style but will give US films a try quite happily.

    Cheers, Mylo
     
  2. Garrett

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    Do you mean taken from the gangsters point of view rather than the police eg Gangster No1 rather then The Untouchables or will both of them do?
     
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    Do you mind B&W film Angels With Dirty Faces, White Heat with James Caney are in that vain, Also no doubt you have thought of The Godfather trilogy and Scarface.
     
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    I assume you've seen Snatch..? - thats class, plus Layer cake is out soon, tho, not sure if thats in the same kind of category...
     
  5. Mylo

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    got Snatch, Scarface, Untouchables, G.No1. The others sound good

    Don't mind which viewpoint Garrett, I'm a big fan of the Sweeney films as well. Snatch is superb but is not really deep enough. B&w is no problem as Brighton Rock is a film I really enjoyed.

    The car ride for Bob Hoskins is just such a powerful ending to an excellent film, its that sort of darkness I'm after.
     
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    It may be a little different but Miller's Crossing is awesome...
     
  7. Garrett

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    Bugsey
    Here some to be getting on with Mylo


    A Bronx Tale which is taken from the point of view of a lad who gets advice from a gangster and starts to look up to him.
    Casino
    Across 110th Street (theme music was used again for Jackie Brown)
    Bonnie and Clyde gangsters?????????
    Carlito's Way
    Dillinger the 1973 version with Warren Oats
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle
    The French Connection 1&2
    The Gangs of New York
    Goodfellas
    Kiss of Death
    The Krays UK
    The Limey UK roots
    Once Upon A Time In America
    The Outfit with Robert Duvall
    Point Blank with Lee Marvin also with him
    Prime Cut
    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    This Gun for Hire
    Villain UK

    Also Prince of the City may be worth having a look at although nothing to do with gangsters is about police corruption and someone turning states evidence.
     
  8. Mylo

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    cheers guys theres quite a few there I've not seen yet, but I aim to change that :)
     
  9. Garrett

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    Just rememberd 3 more

    Face UK
    Sexy Beast UK
    The 51st State UK

    PS the UK means not taken in the main in America.
     
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    FACE was superb wasn't it and 51 st State does the job nicely.

    Sexy Beast is Ray Winstone isn't it, I rate him highly
     
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    Not forgetting Ben Kingsley as the thinnest scarcest enforcer what a performance.
     
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    Millers crossing, S beast, Bronx and The 2 Sweeney filmson route :thumbsup:
     
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    Have you watched 'State of Grace' Garrett?

    Thats another really happy ending film that I love.
     
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    A long time ago, I still get bits of the music by Ennio Morricone poping in my mind trying to recall it.

    I like a lot of Ed Harries films.
     
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    Payback with Mel Gibson . one of my favorites :thumbsup:
    John
     
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    good thinking, I have payback somewhere :)
     
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    Lock stock? had few spin offs too......Knockaround guys (US mini gangster thing) Once were warriors (off the beaten track) very very powerful film, The LAst Samurai excellent film if a little wooden at times.....
     
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    Payback was a re-make of Point Blank which I think is far more gritty.
     
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    Sexy beast is my favourite gangster film, Kingsley puts in a genious performance that is truly scary
     
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    I'm looking forward to watching it
     
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    :( tried The Limey last night, not bad but the constant use of Mockney dialect drove me up the wall and I fell asleep before the end :rolleyes:
     
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    A classic from across the channel: Pepe le Moko (1937, starring Jean Gabin).
     
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    Great decision on Miller's Crossing...one of my all time favourites...
     
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    If you don't mind subs try 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano films like Boiling Point, Violent Cop and my personal fave Sonatine.


    :cool: ness in spades.
     
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    Don't forget Tekeshi's Hana-Bi.
     
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    Mean Streets is another classic :smashin:
     
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    The problem is good gangster films are few and far between whereas there's always some gangster film being made .

    Reservoir Dogs
    Pulp Fiction
    The limey - I'm surprised you didn't enjoy it!
    The 51st state - not exactly gritty but there you go.
    city on fire - the Hong Kong movie made by Ringo Lam that inspired Reservoir Dogs.
    Payback
    A Bronx Tale
     
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    it's the cor blimey guvnor apples and pears bit that put me off, just sounded too false. The story was all good, falling asleep did not help :blush:
     
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    "Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.."

    Another vote for Sexy Beast.
     
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    Big thumbs down from me for 51st State...complete rubbish.
     

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