Jeemo wrote:The Great Defector wrote:sloopjohnc wrote:Watching Cinderella Liberty and thinking James Caan falls into the same meat and potatoes, yet compelling, category.
I'm probably alone in this, but the more I watch it the more I think he's the odd one out, actor wise, of the Corleone brothers.
You're probably alone in understanding what the fuck you're on about.
..and why not?
- Eddie Shah environment
- hounds people off the board
- Posts: 17999
- Joined: 24 Apr 2007, 23:21
- Location: pursued by the enraged queen
Dimbo wrote:The media are run by the CIA. They write what they tell them to write.
- Posts: 20617
- Joined: 21 Jul 2003, 23:17
- Location: ????
Matt Wilson wrote:I like James Caan. He didn't have the career that perhaps he might've, but then he had leading man looks and went for the matinee idol roles sometimes in the '70s as well. Perhaps lacking in superstar charisma, he nonetheless served up a few great roles. I haven't seen Cinderella Liberty since I was a kid but recall enjoying him in that. I've never seen The Gambler either but would like to.
I love Thief, by the way.
He's brilliant in The Gambler but the film isn't. Thief is brilliant apart from the Pekinpah splatter at the end.
So Long Kid, Take A Bow.
- Pansy Puff
- Posts: 8514
- Joined: 22 Feb 2012, 21:10
- Location: Under the watchful eye of the Clive police
He is great as Sonny, not sure what Markus is on about. He perfectly demonstrates the hotheadedness that is his downfall. Three great performances there. (Four with Duvall. And 5 with Shire). Every movie Cazale was in was nominated for best film.
“He’s got the memory of an elephant ... and the trophy cabinet of one too.”
- Dr Markus
- Posts: 17670
- Joined: 07 Jan 2012, 18:16
I don't know, he just looked out of place or not in rhythm with the rest. I fully except I'm alone in this.
Drama Queenie wrote:You are a chauvinist of the quaintest kind. About as threatening as Jack Duckworth, you are a harmless relic of that cherished era when things were 'different'. Now get back to drawing a moustache on that page three model
The Great Defector wrote:I don't know, he just looked out of place or not in rhythm with the rest. I fully except I'm alone in this.
The brothers (and sister) all had very different characters. Supposedly different aspects of The Don.
He was fairer in colour than the others but you do get fairer Sicilians. Something to do with Germanic and Viking invasions. No, really.
He's a lot more dynamic than a lot of the other actors (many extras were non-actors and some were Italian actors brought over so there's a change of pace there) and certainly his character was more hot-headed than most of the made guys (that's proven mafia killers to those not in the know *taps nose*) .. a lot of more senior mafiosi are portrayed as cold and calculating, which Caan's character was not. Which was exactly his weakness and which got him killed.
*Ba-da-BING you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit.*