Friday, March 12, 2010

Ocean’s 11:The film is just one big party rather than a movie.

Hey pallies, the Dino-love just keeps pourin' in. From the blogg "A Movie A Day" comes this nice post 'bout our Dino and the pack in Ocean's 11. Gotta 'fess up that I don't agree with this blogger (whoever they are) when the sez that O11 is "not even a really good movie." Thinks they are way off base there....but I loves the posters and the clips that they share and their kind attentionado to our Dino.

If you clicks on the tagg of this Dino-gram you will find this in it's original format. Will be sharin' a couple more Dino-flicks reviewed at this pad in just a few. Dino-supportin', DMP

Ocean’s 11

March 10, 2010 ·

Directed by Lewis Milestone

Produced by Lewis Milestone

Written by Harry Brown & Charles Lederer

Story by:George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell

Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Peter Lawford
Joey Bishop
Angie Dickinson
Music by Nelson Riddle
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Editing by Philip W. Anderson
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release date(s) August, 10, 1960 (U.S. release)
Running time 127 minutes
Country United States

Firstly I must say that the original version of Ocean’s 11 is much cooler than the George Clooney/Brad Pitt franchise of movies from the 2000s. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, but Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. are just so much cooler than George, Brad and Matt Damon. Even Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford are sort of cool, but perhaps the only reason for that is because they hung around Frankie and Dino.

This is not to say that the original is a great movie… it’s not even a really good movie as I undoubtedly think that the remake from 2001 is a lot better, it’s just that the Rat Pack are so much cooler than anyone else. It could be because they were just mucking around during the filming of this film and spent most of their time partying, or that Sinatra was a part owner of The Sands or that he was hanging around real gangsters.

I think that this is such a cool film perhaps solely due to the mystique of the Rat Pack. This film is so cool that Quentin Taratino paid homage in Reservoir Dogs. George Clooney may be considered cool to some, but he is just play acting when compared to Sinatra. The finale of the film has also become so iconic and is an instant image of the coolness of the Rat Pack. Who else would have their characters walk past a huge sign featuring their own names? I think that if you want to see how cool a film can be, just watch Ocean’s 11.

It also features a couple of Dean and Sammy’s hit songs too.

The film is just one big party rather than a movie. And you better believe that, Charlie!

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