Monday, July 16, 2012

Scene of the Week: Casino

By Sati. Monday, July 16, 2012 ,
Baby, you're the one
directed by Martin Scorsese

The scene: It's the first time that Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro), the man who controls the Tangiers casino sees Ginger (Sharon Stone) - beautiful hustler who is having a dispute with a man she was accompanying. The man gives her chips as a payment but Ginger doesn't think it's enough so she starts yelling and then proceeds to joyfully throw his won chips in the air as a revenge, while other people in casino start grabbing them. Ace doesn't intervene and he just stares at her, while Ginger looks back, turns around and starts walking away, glancing at him and smiling, almost daring him to do something. In his voice over we hear Ace saying: What a move. I fell in love right there.



28 comments:

  1. I might be the only one who thinks this way, but "Casino" was my favorite of Scorsese's Crime movies

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    1. Mine too. In fact I think it's my fav movie by Scorsese.

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  2. I did an analysis on this scene for a class. Fantastic collection of shots. Also really loving the aesthetic changes you've made to the website lately. You have a great eye for design.

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    1. Thank you, glad you like it! It was a lot of work but I'm happy with the result.

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  3. What a great scene. I really think this movie is better than most people give it credit for.

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    1. Absolutely. I'm horrified at how underrated it is.

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  4. Awesome, need to re-watch this! By the way if I didn'y say it already, the page is looking amazing! Loving all the colour!

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    1. Thank you! I rewatch the film so often btw I probably know it by heart :)

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  5. Great post and use of screen shots, Casino still looks a fantastic film after all these years.

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    1. Thanks! For me the film didn't age at all. I hope nobody ever remakes this one.

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  6. ahaha De Niro's face is priceless in that scene! I'm loving the pop art makeover, the sidebar is looking pretty neat!

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    1. I love the quick look he gives to the flying chips, hilarous! Thank you!

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  7. While I love this scene, I can't imagine picking a favorite from this movie. It's impossible.

    Fantastic stuff as always.

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    1. I think my fav is the one where Pesci is screaming at DeNiro on the desert - the speed with which he is shouting his lines is unbelievable.

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  8. I cannot think of this scene without this guitar instantly popping into my head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpEA5QGYJFQ

    LOVE IT!

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    1. That song totally makes this scene. Perfect choice of songs, in every moment of the movie.

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  9. I still need to see this film. Sharon Stone looks stunning in these pics, but then again she always does.

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    1. The film is fantastic - she is gorgeous there, the best she ever looked.

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  10. Stone was awesome in this film. I recently rewatched Basic Instinct for the first time in about 15 years and her performance just blew me away.

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    1. Absolutely. she is a very underrated actress, I'm happy she got nominated for Casino but the fact it was the film only nod is ridiculous.

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  11. Ok, I give. I was going to re-watch this when you were tweeting about it over the weekend, but I resisted. Now I'm going to watch it later this week. :)

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    1. Awesome, hope you'll like the film on rewatch!

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  12. I've seen Casino a long time, and unfortunately it falls into my "Seen the movie, barely remember anything from it, need to see it again" category! I need to revisit it soon! great write-up, loving the formatted images!

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    1. Thank you! You should definetly rewatch it, it's a true gem.

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    2. Great movie. It always gets a little overlooked compared to Goodfellas, but it's probably just as good.

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    3. It is quite overlooked, I'm pretty sure if it was the first one and Goodfellas would be released later Casino would be considered a better movie.

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  13. This is one freaking beautiful scene! I also salute Marty for choosing a funny soundtrack to accompany it. Simply brilliance.

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    1. It really is. I love OST for this movie - some say it has way too much music in it, but I adore it.

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