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The Good Shepherd vs. the Departed

 
 
Reply Fri 19 Sep, 2008 04:17 am
Couple weeks ago I finally get to watch The Good Shepherd. The Departed is to come.
It was a good movie. Unfortunately from what I learned it wasn't commercially successful and was better accepted in Europe than in the States.

I wonder why, is it because it's not entertaining enough, and too long? Are we not interested in the history genre any more? Is good dose of adrenaline absolutely required?

The Departed on the other hand was very successful, Scorsese's highest-grossing film to date. I look forward watch the Departed and compare those two.

Any opinioins.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/47/GoodShepherdBigPoster.jpg/200px-GoodShepherdBigPoster.jpg VS http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/43/Howardshoredeparted.jpg/200px-Howardshoredeparted.jpg
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Reply Tue 4 Nov, 2008 01:53 am
@marcus cv,
marcus;60040 wrote:
Couple weeks ago I finally get to watch The Good Shepherd. The Departed is to come.
It was a good movie. Unfortunately from what I learned it wasn't commercially successful and was better accepted in Europe than in the States.

I wonder why, is it because it's not entertaining enough, and too long? Are we not interested in the history genre any more? Is good dose of adrenaline absolutely required?

The Departed on the other hand was very successful, Scorsese's highest-grossing film to date. I look forward watch the Departed and compare those two.

Any opinioins.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/47/GoodShepherdBigPoster.jpg/200px-GoodShepherdBigPoster.jpg VS http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/43/Howardshoredeparted.jpg/200px-Howardshoredeparted.jpg


Did you watch The Departed?

Personally I thought it was absolutely brilliant. Cast were on top form. Di Caprio was the best i have ever seen him and Mark Wallberg was so funny ,yet also menacing as the piss taking hard ass Cop.
marcus cv
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 02:00 pm
@Numpty,
Finally I did it, thanks for reminding me Smile.
It is a definitely movie of the highest class, no wonder we have a class at Portland State on Scorsese (Director). It's the best movie that suits our post modern generation with our attention deficit, absence of absolutes, and strong focus on own individuality. You can see the movie from all diferent angles, from philosophical-psychoanalytical :bangin: to primitive focusing on the action part. :rocketwhore:
It would be nicer if the language was more "including", but than I guess it would be less realistic.

Comparing to The Good Shepherd, it's definitely a better movie. the GS is just too long, and it seems that De Niro concept of the movie would be the best in 80 or 90 but in our days you can't have long scenes and develop a character in a linear form. It's not that simple anymore. :cavt-126-asard:
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