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As long as we get some good ole fasioned Pacino rants/soliloquy's out of this, I'm all in
time for a Kirk/Shatner vs Pacino Speech Face Off!
those were some great Pacino monologues!...one of my all time favorite actors...he had some really amazing dialogue in the movie 'Heat' as well...he hasn't sold out in his later years to the extent that De Niro has in terms of accepting any role for a paycheck so I still have a ton of respect for Pacino
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those were some great Pacino monologues!...one of my all time favorite actors...he had some really amazing dialogue in the movie 'Heat' as well...he hasn't sold out in his later years to the extent that De Niro has in terms of accepting any role for a paycheck so I still have a ton of respect for Pacino
At this point in time, maybe Pacino could do "The Prostate Monologues"?

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those were some great Pacino monologues!...one of my all time favorite actors...he had some really amazing dialogue in the movie 'Heat' as well...he hasn't sold out in his later years to the extent that De Niro has in terms of accepting any role for a paycheck so I still have a ton of respect for Pacino
Who da thunk?

...that holding a camera steady on the subject for minutes at a time, with little to no editing, could be so, er, umm, dramatic, theatrical, engaging!
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Scorsese tried to get the movie financed the traditional way but no one would bite...cost was a major issue as the de-aging technology used in the movie was crazy expensive and studios were hesitant to pay up...so in the end he accepted the Netflix deal because they gave him everything he wanted...Scorsese is still an old school traditionalist in that he wants his movies released in theaters but he also understands the times we live in and how a streaming platform like Netflix can help him...if Irishman wins Best Picture then it might be the start of a new era
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‘The Irishman’ now on Netflix: Martin Scorsese’s epic ‘deserves your full attention’

At 3½ hours, the Frank Sheeran-Jimmy Hoffa biopic is not only the longest film of Scorsese’s career, but the longest studio movie of the decade...well, chug a 5-hour Energy, because the terrific 'Irishman' deserves your full, un-fatigued attention...the buzz around the movie until now has not been about how this is Scorsese’s first collaboration with Al Pacino, or that it’s the director’s grand return to the Mafia genre after 1995’s “Casino.”..what the people are going crazy over are the digital face-lifts...that’s right — Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Pacino are given the Joan Rivers treatment with the help of CGI...

https://nypost.com/2019/11/27/the-ir...ull-attention/
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I saw it in the theater and on Netflix.

The Irishman is real 5 star classic film.

Definitely up there with The Godfather, The Godfather II & Goodfellas.
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I saw it in the theater ..

Wished to view in a theater, but a thousand mile round trip wasn't in the cards.
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I'm half way through, honestly there is nothing here we haven't seen before from the leads or Marty....

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I'm half way through, honestly there is nothing here we haven't seen before from the leads or Marty....
Agree, but it's still good stuff if you buy into MS and this team of actors. The ageing effects were not an issue here. I'm so used to seeing these guys over the years, the story took over. The DP did an interview saying he watched a cut before the de-ageing and thought it was still good.
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And after watching the magnificent film that is The Irishman, to comment on Scorcese's past comments about Comic Book films while growing up collecting and loving comic books myself, I've come to the conclusion that Scorsese has more than earned his right to talk about WTF he wants to!

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‘The Irishman’ now on Netflix: Martin Scorsese’s epic ‘deserves your full attention’

At 3½ hours, the Frank Sheeran-Jimmy Hoffa biopic is not only the longest film of Scorsese’s career, but the longest studio movie of the decade...well, chug a 5-hour Energy, because the terrific 'Irishman' deserves your full, un-fatigued attention...the buzz around the movie until now has not been about how this is Scorsese’s first collaboration with Al Pacino, or that it’s the director’s grand return to the Mafia genre after 1995’s “Casino.”..what the people are going crazy over are the digital face-lifts...that’s right — Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Pacino are given the Joan Rivers treatment with the help of CGI...

https://nypost.com/2019/11/27/the-ir...ull-attention/
It may be the longest film of Scorsese's career, but it sure isn't for Robert De Niro!

Check out 1900 (1976) clocking in at a whopping 5 hrs 17 min!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074084/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2

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Found this discussion on Irishman story feels it belongs here

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I'm half way through, honestly there is nothing here we haven't seen before from the leads or Marty....
Couldn't that for be said for any mobster film?

Though I have not screened this film yet, I am going into it assuming it is a mobster swan song by the big names involved, as well as homage to the top mob/mafia films of all time.

Gotta admit that doing the mafia/mob thing is the forte of Pacino and De Niro as actors and Scorsese as director

I also assume it to be THE Hoffa historical biopic

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...I also assume it to be THE Hoffa historical biopic

My guess is Scorcese's treatment of this long dormant topic vastly differs from, say, Oliver Stone's.
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I enjoyed the movie. It's deliberate pacing was okay for me since it was really a character study of guys in that life and in that era that Scorsese knows so well. There's a 23 minute round table discussion that kicks in after the movie's credits end. It has Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci and Pacino talking about the making of the film and branches out into other topics as well. The actors speaking about how the modern technology, particularly the new cg techniques used to show their different ages was difficult to adjust to.
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I would say, the last 20 minutes are depressing. Why MS chose to end this with dragging us through "End Of Life" was a bit too much IMO. I get it to a point, but when the story is over, why take us so far after it means anything.
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No true Scotsman...would watch The Irishman?

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Dependent on Irishman's affiliation...

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Well it's included with an existing Netflix account, so it's not like they would have to pay anything extra.


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'The Irishman': The best way to watch the three and half hour gangster epic in bitesize chunks

To watch in two parts: Pause at 1hr 48mins
To watch in three parts: Pause at 1hr 29mins and 2hr 23mins

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I planned on watching in parts Thanksgiving night, but it was so good I had to finish it. A slow burn at first but the acting was so good I was locked in after the first hour. This should win a ton of awards. Deniro, Pesci, and Pacino were all top notch. Marty too of course.
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To watch in two parts: Pause at 1hr 48mins
To watch in three parts: Pause at 1hr 29mins and 2hr 23mins

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...135600625.html
Was gonna ask about this- beat me to it.

Lots of complaints about the length, which I don't understand.

Nobody's forcing anyone to watch all at once. Netflix remembers where you stop/pause. Maybe should have simply called it a mini-series and posted it as 4-5 parts.

Plus, we want MOAR of the good stuff, and LESS of the excessive film dross too common in recent years.


I was thinking ~45min breaks for a ~4 parter...

Plan to continue Jack Ryan this weekend (which are ~45-50min/episode), might not get to this until Christmas break.
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My guess is Scorcese's treatment of this long dormant topic vastly differs from, say, Oliver Stone's.
Any lifelong SE-MI-gander should be familiar with Hoffa, routinely driving over his remains on the Metro Detroit highways
(common local running joke re: Hoffa's speculated final disposition)

Also driving past the Bloomfield restaurant at 15mi and Telegraph your whole life where he ws last seen/abducted on our way to Cranbrook museums, Silverdome/Palace/Pine Knob or Up North for vacations...

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Any lifelong SE-MI-gander should be familiar with Hoffa, routinely driving over his remains on the Metro Detroit highways

When was he exhumed from the parking lot outside MetLife Stadium?
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When was he exhumed from the parking lot outside MetLife Stadium?
Seriously, why would they ""bury" a body vs throwing in a vat of molten steel/metal/blast furnace, for example? I assume there would be zero remains (evidence) if discarded in such a fashion (fully incinerated) (?) Or "normal cremation (Pulling a "favor") then mixing ashes into a concrete mix/etc
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Seriously, why would they ""bury" a body vs throwing in a vat of molten steel/metal/blast furnace, for example? I assume there would be zero remains (evidence) if discarded in such a fashion (fully incinerated) (?) Or "normal cremation (Pulling a "favor") then mixing ashes into a concrete mix/etc

Makes perfect sense now. In the day? We'll never really know. If no one can find it, it stands to reason there's nothing to find, so ....
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