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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: ChochHolla on July 19, 2003, 08:00:50 PM

Title: Some Issues...
Post by: ChochHolla on July 19, 2003, 08:00:50 PM
Watched the movie for the first time today; frankly, I feel embarrassed to say it. The film is beyond classic, i want to use the word 'epic' but i was left kind of, confused.

- What do you think the significance is of the gang (as young boys) staring into the mirror? With the dramatic music score and the fact that they stare just a bit too long, it seems more important than what I got out of it.

- Is there a reason there wasn't much emphasis on the gang's (i.e. Noodles) tension with Joe Pesci's charactar?

- How exactly did Max pull that setup on the rest of the gang? Why did he act that way when Noodles called him 'crazy' or 'mad'.

This film is far too complex to be understood with one viewing!
Title: Re:Some Issues...
Post by: cedet on July 20, 2003, 02:31:56 AM
When Dominic looked at himself in the miror we can see how he is proud of him , his ego is huge, and juste after he's surprised by the second miror.
He reacts finally like a child!