Monday, September 20, 2010

Goodfellas - Stacks Gets Whacked and How Scorsese Went CGI

-You were late for your own fuckin' funeral

Boardwalk Empire premiered on Sunday and it was everything you could expect from the great Martin Scorsese. The sets, the acting, and the cinematography were all very impressive. But when it comes to the gratuitous mob violence, Martin Scorsese shines. Boardwalk Empire delivers, as the death scenes were very violent-one scene in particular involving a shotgun to the face, but there was something a little off. Something that I have noticed Scorsese has been doing ever since The Departed in 2006, a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The CGI headshot.

Not sure what the hell I'm talking about? Take a look at the final scene from The Departed. Pay close attention, because once you see it you can't unsee....

But it wasn't always like this, before CGI took over Scorsese was the master of the unconventional headshot. From the goon that gets his face shot up by Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver to this scene great scene from Goodfellas, where Stacks(Samuel L. Jackson) gets a visit from Tommy(Joe Pesci). Scorsese loves to show us the blood splatter and we get plenty of that here. Notice the difference between this scene and the computer generated one from The Departed. Does the CGI take anything away from the story? No, but it does seem to diminish some of the gritty realism. Almost to the point where it screams out: Look! I'm animated!

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27 comments:

MRanthrope said...

"late to your own fucking funeral."

haha. classic.

autor said...

I'm not a racist but serve him right!

Geek's Paradise said...

I love this movie. Excellent scene.

Home Alone Stoned said...

very interesting

Skutt Panda PO said...

Good movie ty i see this movie

Michele said...

I love the departed!

Jackson said...

I'm a big fan of this movie's ending. I'm glad Leo got capped!

David Davidson said...

Yeah, I prefer the non-CGI one.

The second one looks like a watery jelly donut exploded.

BIGPOPPA said...

I love that scene.

Skunkfunk said...

One of the best movies ever

Claire J. said...

These are some sweet scenes. :)

The State of Human Intelligence said...

great post, bro!

Oscar said...

guns for the kill

- Enfermo - said...

Nice post! :)

Dilly Skates said...

thats brutal man.

makes me cringe

Gansita said...

All the credits are for the Director. Nice scene, thanks for update =)

iphonefan said...

The CGI one looks horrible, cringeworthy

Dilly Skates said...

damn i came back to this post just so i can see that scene again

Jessi D said...

I agree with the first one!!

Biff Tanner said...

Great pick

~Andrew Wilson said...

Awesome post lol :D

Daytona Jones said...

this autoplay clip hasnt been as annoyting as the other ones haha.

Dempsey said...

Epic stuff here man.

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iammyself said...

great scene

Mike said...

I cried as a little kid when Mufasa died.

Lets Review Some Media said...

But I love The Departed!

Anonymous said...

Was I the only one that detested the rat showing up?

It's like Scorcese wants to hit us over the head repeatedly with the message...dogs don't like him, he's late, rat image... OVER THE TOP