Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The Departed

Watched The Departed over the weekend, and my thought was: now this is how you do an adaptation. Scorsese at his finest - no one mixes the sheer brutality and the lyricism of violence like he does. Top notch acting all around, and some beautiful cinematography - I thought the final scene was a marvel of composition, and then I watched parts again and noticed all the "X"s in the scene whenever someone died. And for anyone's who spent any time in Boston, the clear echoes of Whitey Bulger are compelling.

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I boycotted The Departed for being the rip-off version of Internal Affairs I. I still think Hua-zai and Leung-kor make a more impressive and convincing police/thief pair than Damon and Dicaprio!


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