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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    18 Jul '08 23:36
    So we've got the Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. I heard James Cagney used to do mobster movies too. What was the name of some of them?

    Any other great classics?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    19 Jul '08 04:33
    A Bronx Tale!
  3. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    19 Jul '08 07:24
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    So we've got the Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. I heard James Cagney used to do mobster movies too. What was the name of some of them?

    Any other great classics?
    Miller's Crossing
    Scarface
  4. 19 Jul '08 12:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    So we've got the Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. I heard James Cagney used to do mobster movies too. What was the name of some of them?

    Any other great classics?
    The Untouchables
    Donnie Brasco
    Blood In Blood Out
  5. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    19 Jul '08 13:21
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    So we've got the Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. I heard James Cagney used to do mobster movies too. What was the name of some of them?

    Any other great classics?
    Bugsy malone.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    19 Jul '08 20:07 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    A Bronx Tale!
    "I said to myself...she must have an exotic name...like Monique...or Danielle."

    "Hi, I'm Jane. What's your name?"

    "Me, I'm Cologino."

    😵

    7:50

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  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    19 Jul '08 20:29
    Interesting pair of scenes, in which the local Boss, Sonny, tells his protoge to go for the black girl he likes, while his Dad, the hardworking, straight civilian blue collar worker, tells him that "we should marry within our own" - "our own" being "white people", not Italians.

    It's amazing to see how race plays a role on the streets (even if it is a movie, it seems consistent with how people see race on the street in my experience) and how the meanings of these words is altered. SICILIANS are "white people" now? Even the northern Italian racists don't accept southern Italians as "white" according to my understanding.

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  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    19 Jul '08 21:18 / 2 edits
  9. Donation kirksey957
    Outkast
    20 Jul '08 00:04
    Casino
  10. 20 Jul '08 06:43
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    So we've got the Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. I heard James Cagney used to do mobster movies too. What was the name of some of them?

    Any other great classics?
    James Cagney did a classic called The Public Enemy. There's a famous scene in the movie where he shoves a grapefruit in the face of Jean Harlow's character; famous because leading ladies in the movies of the time simply were not treated like that so the scene was quite effective in showing the Cagney character for the hood he was.
  11. 20 Jul '08 06:49
    Edward G. Robinson also did a classic from the same year, Little Caesar. Those two movies were the top of the genre until The Godfather came out.
  12. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Jul '08 07:29 / 1 edit
    Don't forget Serpico, Carlito's Way, Mean Streets, Bella Mafia.
    Although Serpico was about dirty cops.
  13. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    20 Jul '08 10:27
    I think The Godfather, both Part 1 and Part 2, were the best, and both won the Academy Award for best picture.