Tag: untouchables

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Those following the current question in Movie Fight Club (vote for #13 in the Firefight Edition) know why I’ve been thinking of The Untouchables. Nearly a century later, there is still something a little frustrating about the fact that Al Capone was convicted and sentenced for the charges of tax evasion rather than, say, bootlegging, […]

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ACF#41 The Untouchables

 

Let’s talk about The Untouchables, Brian De Palma and David Mamet’s answer to The Godfather! My friend John Presnall and I give you a conversation about the Mafia and America and all the different elements these amazing artists wove together: Democracy, tyranny, Europe, America, Protestants, Catholics, WASPs, Irishmen, Italians, and all sorts of other things brought to life by Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro, and Patricia Clarkson. Listen and share, friends!