I just finished watching Scarface (the Tony Montana version) and I just have to say that it is really one of the most fun experiences you can have. It especially helps to have had a few beers before watching. I think it adds to the experience.
Who can forget classic lines like “Let me introduce yo to my little friend” as he blows the door off with his grenade launcher. Great fun! Rumors were that the pile of cocaine on the desk was real and that the cast and crew had a good old time making the movie. I don’t know if that part is true but it sure seems like they were having fun.
With the state of Hollywood movies today, maybe they should go back to taking drugs. They sure seemed to make quite a few good movies in the Seventies and Eighties. Lots of bad ones too, for sure, but quite a few good ones. Although, some people believe that Hollywood hasn’t made a good movie since 1950 but what do they know?
It would be nice to see the fun come back to movies a little. Sadly, I think it is far too driven by profit and loss now to be any fun for anyone. Sometimes a fun movie manages to get through. And sometimes a good movie manages to get through. Mostly it just seems like things are driven by marketing flacks who are just frustrated directors or something. I don’t know. Many of my friends are frustrated directors so perhaps my opinion is a little off.
At least I can still enjoy Scarface now and again. Or some others like Fantastic Voyage, Star Wars, The Godfather, Touch of Evil, The Third Man, Raiders of the Lost Ark and so many more that were not only good but really fun to watch.
So I got that going for me, which is nice.