Years later it was all there, reel 7 and the whole number, but the labor requited to just sit there all through it. She's a singer and they preform together in the same band. And why isn't there more end-of-war exuberance on screen? DiNiro, wooing tiresomely, at least manages to establish his character: A controlling, self-absorbed saxophone player who's also in a strand that fizzles out a penny-ante impostor who blows off his lavish hotel bills. Their reality has become our fantasy, and, possibly, our reality has become their fantasy. On the other end, we have Liza Minnelli, the daughter of none other than Judy Garland, the ultra-famous musical actress of Hollywood's glory days. The movie grinds on for 163! They considered it extremely grating.
Language: Italian English Subtitles Italian English An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb. I've seen nineteen Scorsese films, and this is by far the most cinematographically impressive of them all. What will happen when these two disparate realities attempt to coexist? Minnelli's vocal talent is the only saving grace of this movie. At this time and age, 2000's , very few people can relate to the dysfunctional relationship between the two leading characters. De Niro plays Doyle as an insensitive jerk--and that's the main problem with this film.
And so it's very much a film about the conflict between reality and fantasy. In his early scenes, I think we're supposed to be charmed byhim, and by extension understand why Minelli's character would fall forhim in the first place -- unfortunately, he comes across more as acreepy sociopath than anything, Travis Bickle with some musical talent. Not only that, but for a limited time he will get you pregnant, cheat on you, drive you to drink heavily while pregnant, beat you up, then walk out on you when you have the kid! It was reissued in 1981 with all the cut footage restored it now runs 165 minutes and the critics raved about it! Reality has decimated the Hollywood fantasy. Liza Minnelli is quite good. You have to laugh at some of De Niro's over-the-top stupidities the movie would be a real downer if you didn't , yet director Martin Scorsese doesn't provide enough relief from De Niro's outbursts. Scorsese not only repeats the basic stories and themes of these films,he also repeats the artificially heightened visual style typical ofHollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s--it is no accident that LizaMinnelli looks and sings remarkably like mother Judy Garland in thisfilm--but he does so to an entirely unexpected end. It's like there's ahighly pitched voice of reason trying to remind the audience that inreal life, people aren't so happy as they always seem to be inmusicals.
It's getting more respect nowadays actually that began in 1981, when a longer version, the version I watched, was released , but it's mostly considered one of his least good movies. Info sul file Nome New York New York. So what's good about the film? His character is so unlikable it's hard to really give a damn about him. The direction by Scorsese is of course wonderful. Well, I do like the art design, even if it never really makes any sense. But perhaps the passage of time has opened our eyes on the point. Well, Scorsese doesn't offer an outright answer, except to say it will be difficult — extremely difficult.
They were perhaps more successful thanthey expected. I'd definitely agree with that, but it is interesting. DiNiro arrives at a mountain resort one dark winter evening, in pursuit of Minnelli, who's headlining a band. But Minnelli is beautiful and likable and the sets are unbelievable. There are moments of heartbreak and passion, but just as many scenes with nothing but flailing about. The only answer I can think of is that he was trying to criticize Hollywood in its Golden Age. Scorsese is not only a native New Yorker but one of the city's finest residents.
And best of all he doesn't have a centime of charisma or anything that will explain to anyone why you put up with it. He just comes off as a baby, not as a pathetic schlub. This film just doesn't cut it, mainly because of that. And that scene in the hospital is exceptional, and the only time where De Niro rises to the talent he normally displays. In this moment, we see movie theater viewers sitting in their seats watching a film, looking straight at us the camera is placed behind what would be the screen of their theater , and behind them is the projector, casting its image directly at us.
We are left to savor the bitter and disenchanting taste of a reality so contrary to the one that Hollywood has offered us. And then De Niro enters her life, from the other end of the spectrum, and emotionally shatters her to pieces. The film has two major faults: first, De Niro is simply despicable. But even when her stardom begins to eclipse his, and she climbs to the top of the heap, there's little flesh and bone under the performer. But perhaps the passage of time has opened our eyes on the point.
Yet it never comes through what that is. But Jimmy has serious temper problems and when Francine gets pregnant things go out of control. I think DeNiro became confused between avoiding pandering and creating a character that we would root to see fail. It was a structural necessity if the film was going to accurately echo the formula of those older films, as it clearly intended to do. The lighting is flawless; the direction exemplary. Sì Totale tracce 3 Traccia n. Some of the sets are quite obviously fake but it actually works in this movie.
When the film begins, Minnelli's character seems to have her life together in a way that few Scorsese characters do naturally, since she's not from Scorsese's world — she is born of that distant land called Hollywood. But there is no singing here, the umbrella is closed, and those feet aren't dancing. The film is certainly stunning to look at--the sets and cinematography are just great. They considered it extremely grating. Later, he managed to restore at least some of his footage, which didn't much help the clunky movie-within-a-movie extravaganza just added to the aimlessness. The result is a character you actively do not want to watch or hear, and although we are eventually allowed to see beyond his annoying qualities that moment comes much too late in the film to make him acceptable in any significant way.