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  • 'Scarface': Over-The-Top, But Ahead Of Its Time

    08/26/2011 11:11:00 AM PDT · by Borges · 124 replies
    NPR ^ | 8/26/11 | John Powers
    <p>But that was before I became a critic and discovered that, over the years, you wind up with a pocketful of unused tickets from all the boats you've missed.</p> <p>Take, for instance, Scarface, the 1983 gangster picture directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone, and starring Al Pacino who gives a performance the size of a Caribbean cruise ship. When it first came out, I panned it for taking Howard Hawks's great 1932 movie and remaking it as something trashy, shallow, and excessive to the point of Camp. I wasn't alone. The movie received lots of bad reviews, and even the public wasn't wild about it. It was only the sixteenth biggest box-office draw of 1983, behind such cinematic triumphs as Mr. Mom and Jaws 3-D.</p>
  • Al Pacino to Play Dr. Kevorkian (in HBO film)

    05/26/2009 4:49:31 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 28 replies · 783+ views
    UPI News Wire ^ | Published: May 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM
    LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Barry Levinson has agreed to direct Al Pacino in an HBO movie about assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Kevorkian is a real-life pathologist, nicknamed "Dr. Death," who made headlines and sparked ethics debates for helping ailing people who wanted to commit suicide. He served a prison sentence in Michigan for second-degree murder from 1999 and 2007 in connection with one person's death. Variety.com said Levinson will executive produce and direct the TV movie with Pacino playing the controversial Kevorkian, who is now 80.
  • DHP Review: Righteous Kill (The new De Niro/Pacino Movie)

    09/13/2008 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 12 replies · 348+ views
    dirtyharrysplace.com ^ | September 13th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    DHP Review: Righteous Kill by Dirty Harry Robert De Niro and Al Pacino both starred in The Godfather II (1974) but were never on screen together (De Niro appeared as Pacinoís father in flashbacks); they also co-starred in Michael Mannís Heat (1995), but only shared a couple of scenes. With Righteous Kill the screen icons finally, truly co-star as veteran NYPD homicide detectives and decades-long friends hunting a vigilante serial killer who might just be a cop ó maybe even one of them. No one likes to say so, but itís just too true to ignore that De Niro and...
  • Al Pacino is to play Salvador Dali

    01/22/2007 2:00:31 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 465+ views
    rte.ie ^ | January 19, 2007
    Al Pacino is to play Salvador Dali in a new film which will begin shooting this summer. Variety reports that 'Dali & I' will be directed by Andrew Niccol, who previously worked with Pacino on the film 'S1m0ne'. The film is based on the Stan Lauryssen book 'Dali and I' and explored the latter years of the artist's life. Shooting begins in New York and Spain in June.
  • Al Pacino or Robert De Niro?

    06/26/2005 7:09:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 74 replies · 2,885+ views
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 06/27/2005 | EEE
    Who do you think is the better actor? I just had to post this - I saw almost all of the movies of both actors and I for one cannot decide who's the more crazier, the more talented, or the more scarier of the two. Me? I have to concede that Pacino would get the edge. Pacino bested DeNiro in "Heat", and he was in the original "Godfather." But DeNiro made more movies - and some of his characters would give Pacino the run for his money (and no, DeNiro STILL couldn't carry Robert Mitchum's role in "Cape Fear", IMO)