Friday, June 08, 2007
Remebered this movie after quite some time. Scarface is the story of Tony Montana, a convict from cuba who goes on to become a crime lord in the US. His motto, as depicted by a united airlines(if iam right) caption "The World is yours". The movie is characterized by Pacino's raw energy and the usage of excess violence as a medium by Brian de Palma (and yeah, oliver stone was involved in the movie too). Of course them movie probably holds the record for the number of F*** that are used by the protagonists.
The transformation of Montana from a cook to a crime lord is rapid and he will go to any lengths to get there. When he finally kills his mentor/boss and takes his girlfriend ( a gorgeous Pfeiffer), the scene runs the trademark music score in the backdrop of a balloon displaying "the world is yours" (which incidentally becomes Montana's own belief). After that Montana soon goes into a self-destructive mode of extreme arrogance and lack of trust of the people around him.
The final battle sequence (shown in the video) is probably one the best ever filmed.
In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women