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Key themes and motifs (Heat)


Director Mann dwells heavily on the personal lives of both the criminals and the police, and in particular, their relationships with their wives and girlfriends. McCauley is forced to break his creed when he becomes involved with Eady (Brenneman), an aspiring graphic artist who is similarly lonely. Shiherlis' destructive behavior takes a toll on hi ....
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Marlon Brando & The Godfather (The Godfather)


His performance as Vito Corleone in The Godfather in 1972 changed this. Director Francis Ford Coppola convinced Brando to submit to a "make-up" test, in which he (Brando) did his own makeup. Francis Ford Coppola was electrified by Brando's characterization as the head of a crime family, but had to fight the studio in order to cast him. Brando was v ....
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Notes (Donnie Brasco)


* Depp met with Pistone several times whilst researching his title role.

* The movie closely follows the real events surrounding the investigative work of Joe Pistone, but makes several deviations. One of these implies that the character Lefty was killed by fellow Family members for allowing Pistone to infiltrate the Family; ....
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Production (Goodfellas)


The film originated with New York crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi's book "Wiseguy", which was read before publication by Martin Scorsese. According to Pileggi, Scorsese cold-called the writer and told him "I've been waiting for this book my entire life." To which Pileggi replied "I've been waiting for this phone call my entire life." Scorsese and P ....
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Production and Controversy (Scarface)


Scarface was directed by Brian De Palma, and written by now famed director Oliver Stone while the latter battled a cocaine addiction. Stone consulted the Miami police and the Drug Enforcement Agency while writing the film, incorporating many true crimes into the film (one set of crime scene photos Stone was shown depicted a man who had been dismemb ....
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