I think everyone knows how strong kinotandem “Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.” I think everyone knows that both of them are true geniuses of world cinema. Both are well individually. Both are very talented. But there is no secret that, together, they make a real bezbashennyj cocktail, a real time bomb that is very liked and like the audience, and our time, and long past years. Crime drama “Casino,” Scorsese filmed in 1995 – is no exception.
The film tells the story of a very exciting era in the history of the United States. The era of the destruction of the old Las Vegas (city built on Mafia money), and the birth of a new, present-day Vegas. In the center of the story is the former bookmaker Sam Rostin, nicknamed “Ace”. Sam was playing cards with his earliest years. He was both a gambler and bookmaker, was engaged in all kinds of card games played with dice, like … like no one in them plays – in short, the man who represents himself just a game. For him, nothing in life is almost non-existent. He lives Game, he breathes it, and nobody else knows the ropes: how and what to do in the casino, so that visitors played, played, played, and still lost, lost, lost …
For all these qualities of “mafia clans” sent “Ace” fill the casino “Tandzhir” – a huge casino, located in the city center, followed by his former childhood friend sent Rostin – Nicky Santoro – incorrigible thug gangster and frostbitten. In Las Vegas, “Ace” as always with glitter doing his job: Casino flourished, a waterfall of money constantly poured into the pockets of gangsters satisfied patrons. Urban bosses were on the contentment of the mafia, the police and the courts have been bought, and it seemed nothing could dampen Sam’s life. But the Lord directs otherwise, and if you fly up high, in any case it is very painful to fall off …
Great movie. It can be confidently attributed to the true classics of the genre! In my opinion one of the best films of Scorsese. “Casino” has a unique feature – it does not get old, and revise it, despite the 3 hour hrometrazh can be an infinite number of times. The film is very relevant not only to the 90s, but for our time. The film captivates everyone including: script, direction and brilliant acting. Mr. Scorsese, once again, take off my hat to you.
Now the actors. Here you can write a whole book telling about the intricacies of the game each. That I certainly do not and I will try to tell you about their experiences as short as possible. All the actors have played just fine. Gorgeous Robert De Niro plays the role just amazing, “Ace”. Joe Pesci great acts out the role of Nikki’s most dangerous thug. Sharon Stone looks great as the wife of “Ace” Ginger. Very, because – well, I want to mention the actor James Woods, who played a great role pimp Leicester.
The film is based on the novel by Nicholas Pileggi and Larry Shandling “Casino» (Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas, 1995).
The film was shot in one of the oldest standing hotel-casino in Las Vegas Riviera, which was chosen because of its neutral color theme institution.
Robert De Niro was a real prototype of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who ran from the 1970′s to the early 1980′s Casino “Stardust» (Stardust), «Fremont” and “Hacienda”.
The word «Fuck» and its derivatives are used in the film 422 times – which on average is about 2.4 times per minute.
At the 133-minute film, Sam asked his wife where she was, she replied that at the Riviera (this is the very casino, where the movie was filmed).
The prototype Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) served Anthony “Tony Ant” Spilotro, a thug “Chicago Syndicate”, who was killed on the orders of the bosses in 1986.