Robert Deniro, Joe Pesci, and the 1995 Film "Casino" Review
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Robert Deniro, Joe Pesci, and the 1995 Film "Casino" Review

Better to be late than never when it comes to film classics like “Casino” from 1995. This Martin Scorsese film is among the best pieces of Hollywood drama of the last three decades starring Robert Deniro and Joe Pesci.

Better to be late than never when it comes to film classics like “Casino” from 1995. This Martin Scorsese film is among the best pieces of Hollywood drama of the last three decades starring Robert Deniro and Joe Pesci. The performances of Robert Deniro and Joe Pesci narrate an excellent story that still stands up to story and quality demands of today and excels much further.

The visuals in this movie are quickly cut and move the story along without ceasing throughout “Casino”. From the opening scenes of gambling floors and money count the audience becomes hooked into a world of organized crime, kickbacks, and behind the scenes casino action.

The characters that develop quickly on screen are reminiscent of the classics “Goodfellas” and “The Godfather”, but also bring in a unique perspective of interweaving stories. The familiar yet unique scheme of unraveling a story through episodic events and scenes keeps viewers enthralled and develops through a long movie without feeling the passing of time.

Violence is a key facet of the film but is a vehicle to develop a more interesting story and rarely uses violence senselessly. If you watch “Casino” with a critical eye you can see how each scene is used to build tension between characters.

One of the more interesting styles of "Casino” is the near constant use of background music though each scene and a contrast between the typical rock and roll themes of Las Vegas, Nevada and the typical “Rat Pack” classics of Italian American mobster movies and similarly themes film classics.

Like many Martin Scorsese films “Casino” is built of a large ensemble cast and a small central core. The interesting thing watching this movie is trying to figure out which minor party might end up upsetting the whole organized game and spin the story towards a climax at any time. Cuts of cameras are quick and bring a feeling of never knowing what would be happening next.

Strong performances by Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci in particular make this a memorable film. The lasting impressions and quotes from “Casino” extend to many facets of pop culture and inspirational effects through mass media. The writing for each character provides intricate development that intertwines on screen between the bosses, players, and underlings of each organization committing crimes and paying each other off to prepare a balance that could be upset in any moment of the film. If you haven’t seen the film it is a must for all film aficionados.

 

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Comments (3)

This is a good movie. Well done.

Great film and review, I'm watching it again now on Netflix!

The cornfield scene in which Pesci and his brother are beaten to death with baseball bats is difficult to watch. That bloody theater made my list of the most violent movie scenes in an article elsewhere on the web. Also, where Pesci takes a pen at a bar and plunges it repeatedly into the owner's eye is another bloody mess. Come to think of it, Pesci's character probably got his just desserts out in that cornfield. Pesci's character in Goodfellas is equally disgusting.

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