Battle of the Scorsese films,The Fights on!

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  1. Daniel Demarco

    Daniel Demarco Auditioning

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    If you had to put Scorseses' films against each other what would come out on top. here goes mine
    Kundun Vs. Cape Fear , winner ,close one but Cape Fear stalked its way out of the ropes and made Kundun look for another leader.

    Boxcar Bertha Vs. Last Temptation of Christ ,winner,Christ with the TKO

    Raging Bull Vs. Color of Money ,great fight but the winner by a scoring of 9 to 7 Raging Bull

    Mean Streets Vs. Age of Innocence, controversial decision but The Age of Innocence comes out on top.

    Alice Doesnt Live here anymore Vs. Casino ,winner Casino because ,hey come on the fight is in Viva Las Vegas,It was FIXED!

    Whos That Knocking at my Door? Vs. New York,New York, winner ,hmm well If I can see the 4 hour plus version of New York New York,then thats the Contender

    Woodstock Vs. The Last Waltz ,winner,err hippies vs uhh older hippies,,even with the star power of Waltz,including a Beatle or 2,Woodstock pulls in the crowd and takes the belt.

    King of Comedy Vs. Bringing Out the Dead, winner,now thats a fair fight,no heavyweights here,but solid contenders,King edges out the Dead by the great Black Comedy thats thrown in the Rink.

    After Hours Vs. Taxi Driver,,winner, I dont believe it,Hours stepped out of his corner and Driver with a Fast Belting throw,knocks down,,oh whats this,oh my god,Hours is Dead! This is a sad day Taxi Driver just killed After Hours,,and you know Bob,After Hours was a Stout fighter,but just was taken off guard by Taxi Driver.

    New York Stories Vs. Gangs of New York, Winner,this is indeed a first in Fighting history, Stories took one quick 5 minute look at Gangs and Forfeited.Gangs will truly hold his own against the true greats of Scorsese film boxing.

    As of right now in the Finals it looks to be a clean fight between Raging Bull Vs. Taxi Driver,with my odds on Taxi Driver.
    Sooo What are your standouts?
     
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    You'd have to gimme some different odds for Scorsese was only an editor on Woodstock and he only direced one portion of New York Stories.
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    I'm assuming that GoodFellas retired as the undisputed heavyweight champ?
     
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    Okay, I'll bite. I'll even carry on the boxing metaphor.

    I agree with all your picks but one - I'd go with Bringing Out the Dead over The King of Comedy in a decision.

    Glad to see another fan who recognizes the devastating right hook on The Age of Innocence. That film is as close to cinematic perfection as any director will ever achieve, I feel.

    I put Taxi Driver ahead of Raging Bull (along with quite a few others, actually. I love Bull, but I don't think it's his best.) Age is probably number two on my list, after Taxi.

    And #3 on my list is the one you inexplicably failed to give a title shot - Goodfellas.

    --Jefferson Morris
     
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    Goodfellas is undoubtedly his best film.
     
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    dont ask me how I left out Goodfellas,,I dont know where my head was,,its a possible second,or close third.I dunno,I was dead when I did this thing.I know about woodstock,but I wanted to have the 2 music docs going up against each other,I just like the Darkness of King of Comedy,But Like I said It was a good fight,and I loved Dead.
    But Still with Goodfellas forgoten,Id still go with Taxi Driver with the Belt held high.I love Goodfellas though.
     
  9. Patrick Larkin

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    I think many would feel that Raging Bull was the highest achievement of Scorsese, including me. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Thanks for the laugh Brook, I needed that. Whew. Let me catch my breath.
    You know, we were agreeing on a few threads earlier, and I was starting to get worried. Good to see things are back to normal. [​IMG]
     
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    BTW, in my opinion, Age of Innocence is the most "un-Scorsese" film made by Scorsese to date. I think it was his attempt to "fit in" with the Academy in hopes of finally getting an Oscar nod.

    And although it was a good film, it didn't live up to Scorsese standards, in my opinion.
     
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    I'd rank the ones I've seen this way:
    1. Goodfellas
    2. Raging Bull
    3. Taxi Driver
    4. Casino
     
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    Goodfellas is his best with Casino being his throwaway film.
     
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    Goodfellas is easily his best film, IMO.
     
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    Goodfellas is great but Raging Bull is a masterpiece.

    Likewise, DeNiro in Goodfellas was breat but DeNiro in Raging Bull was brilliant.
     

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