Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scarface (1932)

A crime drama directed by Howard Hawks.
A gangster rises through the ranks of a crime syndicate and abusively tries to keep his sister out of trouble.
This is a rare case of the remake being about as good as the original. I had already seen the Al Pacino film when I watched this, so I was comparing all the way through. This one has that irreplaceable early gangster flick rawness to it where the later film has better production value. My favorite part was when Tony discovers the machine gun and the montage of drive-by shootings occurs. I'm rating it adequate and worthy because of the primitive method in which it was presented, but still having a good plot.

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