I don’t think there’s anything that helped form me into the person I am today better than gangster films. I remember my dad telling me to come watch Scarface when I was six. Then after Scarface it was Godfather. Now I’ll be honest, I didn’t understand the complexity behind Godfather until years later, and even still everytime I watch it I learn something new. I think out of all my mates, I enjoy films the most. And when it comes to gangster movies, I watch the same ones tens of times while they’d watch it once, tell me how much they liked it, and forget about it the next day. But not I… No sirry Bob. I start imitating the character’s characteristics. From the way they walk to how smooth they talk.
Now I’d like to mention a few of the greatest gangster flicks I’ve seen in my lifetime. There’s obviously the greatest gangster flick by the title of Pulp Fiction. There’s no one smoother than that bad matherfucker Jules Winnfield, our man from Inglewood. It was like Sammy L was born for that role. He knows what to say, how to say it, when to say it, and most importantly why to say it. When he opens his mouth people really listen, and if they don’t, well there’s a silver Deagle ready to make them listen.
Then there’s The Godfather Trilogy. When people say that the third Godfather movie is garbage, I’d like to spit in their face, because the third one is better than 99% of the real garbage movies out there. Of course it’s not as good as the first two, but I wouldn’t discard it as bad. It just takes a little different approach. Michael Corleone might be the most rational film character out there. Every single decision of his is logical, cold-hearted, and genius. I’ve got to say that I believe every true man out there should strive to be like Don Corleone. Even though his father Vito used to be more outgoing when it came to people that turned on him, Michael is extreme when it comes to betrayal. It actually seems to lead to his downfall that he was too emotionless. Read the rest of this entry »