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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 04:33 PM

HEY! Ever seen Once Upon a Time in America? (Spoiler Alert)

At the end, the big political wheel played by James Woods who was a hoodlum-turned-political-crook-of-the-highest-order, walks out of his mansion with all the party guests there, and he knows he's doomed and going to jail. there is a garbage truck waiting. Its engine starts and then drives past Woods standing on the curb. When it passes, Woods is gone and all you can see is the garbage augur turning and the assumption is made that he threw himself onto the augur and was chewed up and spit into the trash truck.

Just sayin'...

Of course it's only a film and you cannot expect any real-life narcissistic criminal sociopath politico to do something like that to conveniently end the story. It would have to be much more complex...

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Reply HEY! Ever seen Once Upon a Time in America? (Spoiler Alert) (Original post)
PCIntern Nov 2018 OP
jcgoldie Nov 2018 #1
John Fante Nov 2018 #2
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2018 #6
PCIntern Nov 2018 #7
lame54 Nov 2018 #3
Snotcicles Nov 2018 #4
PCIntern Nov 2018 #5

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 04:35 PM

1. Have not seen that but...

Sounds like a pretty appropriate fate for James Woods.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 04:40 PM

2. Leone was a great visual director, but a fucking creep.

(SPOILER)

Noodles (Robert DeNiro) violently rapes not one, but two women in this film, and I'm supposed to feel sympathy for him at the end? That's just bad storytelling.

"Deborah's Theme" is arguably Ennio Morricine's finest hour. It's so beautiful, it hurts.



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Response to John Fante (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 05:18 PM

6. Yeah, I didn't like the treatment of women

There was the implication that Tuesday Weld's character enjoyed being raped. Fuck that shit.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 05:24 PM

7. It's like Bond and Pussy Galore in Goldfinger...

and she was not even straight!

That's why it's a movie.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 05:00 PM

3. Let's hire some trash trucks to loop the Whitehouse

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 05:14 PM

4. That was a good movie. Didn't he have a weird inferiority thing against De Niro's character? nt

 

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Response to Snotcicles (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 05:17 PM

5. Yes very disturbing profiles of each of these characters

Rough film.

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