Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

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Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by Fred83 » Wed May 05, 2010 11:14 am

I used to have this on video tape and was happy the day it was given an dvd release.It does often be re-shown on digital/fta channels.I like my gangster movies and this would be one my faves along with casino,goodfellas,the godfather.

Director sergio leone,famous for his westerns took this story based on a book and turned it into a epic movie.Robert de niro and james woods have starring roles,the story is based group of childhood friends who growing up into gangsters and run the mean streets.The movie flashes back between the 1920s and the 1960s,each showing a persons place in the history.Fantastic musical score along with memorial scenes and backdrop,and the ending which leaves the viewer guessing.So anyone else like this classic?.
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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by Katzkatz » Wed May 05, 2010 2:47 pm

Yeah I got this film a couple of years ago on DVD. Because it is so long it comes on two DVDs. It is a very good movie. Both James Woods and Robert De Niro are excellent in it. Someone once called it a "Jewish Godfather". It does get shown on the freeview channel quite a bit - from memory it has been on BBC 4, Film 4, and ITV 4!

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Post by psj3809 » Wed May 05, 2010 3:49 pm

Excellent film, need to buy that its so good.

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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by Fred83 » Wed May 05, 2010 3:52 pm

six pounds on play.com for standard dvd version

one scene never forget that movie,the bridge in the background
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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by Katzkatz » Wed May 05, 2010 4:56 pm

Great scene. I also like the scene before the end(it is so haunting). I won't reveal it for people who haven't seen it.

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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by Fred83 » Wed May 05, 2010 5:10 pm

Katzkatz wrote:Great scene. I also like the scene before the end(it is so haunting). I won't reveal it for people who haven't seen it.
Defo.Very powerful scene.
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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by The Master » Wed May 05, 2010 10:01 pm

Fred83 wrote:Image
Is that bridge really there? Looks Photoshopped to me :?
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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by paranoid marvin » Wed May 05, 2010 10:08 pm

The Master wrote:
Fred83 wrote:Image
Is that bridge really there? Looks Photoshopped to me :?
that shot reminds me of the game Mafia and Ralph's garage!
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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed May 05, 2010 10:28 pm

The Master wrote:
Fred83 wrote:Image
Is that bridge really there? Looks Photoshopped to me :?
You'd be right. Its fudged in post.
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Post by psj3809 » Fri May 07, 2010 8:34 am

Just ordered this from amazon, 1p plus postage ! Get some great 2nd hand bargains on amazon nowadays

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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by uglifruit » Tue May 11, 2010 6:43 pm

I really like this film. Bizarrely that the 2DVD set I have splits the film really uncomfortably, with the 'interval' intertitle about 10mins into the second disc. Watch out for that.
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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by parappa » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:06 am

That is an awesome film, though I prefer the first childhood half to the rest. It really feels like old new york is real.

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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by James A » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:07 am

Long old film to watch. Ive caught bits of it on TV beforehand but picked up the Warner Classics DVD box set of this at a carboot a few years back. Sat down to watch not realiing how long it was.
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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by greenberet79 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:52 am

Yeah I love it, lasts forever though!
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Re: Once upon a time in america*1984 movie

Post by SeriouSamus05 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:10 pm

that was a good movie , but i say "Once apon a Time in China" is also pretty epic.
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