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amazing. such a nuanced performance. he really is our greatest living actor.
what's your fave Pacino moment?
(i don't like this game)
I love him so much.
Just found this - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00svnmg
The Al Pacino in this is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Fucking knew it.
Good call though.
Definitely right up there
might rewatch it today
or the, 'You. Fucking. Child' bit in Glengarry Glen Ross.
I also really like Looking For Richard, and I think that it should have got more attention than it did.
"You child... you cunt (or COHNT, as he says it) - brilliant.
And this: http://permanentplastichelmet.com/2010/11/12/hup-shit-em-up-hup-right-two-unmissable-dance-sequences/
or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQwY9xH6SLo&feature=player_embedded
Just... all of it. Everything Pacino's character feels in that film, YOU feel. A truly staggering performance.
Failing that his courtroom scene in Scent of a Woman, whilst corny, is pretty darn rousing.
The fact he won his only Oscar for that and didn't get one for the first two Godfather films or Serpico or Dog Day Afternoon is possible No. 1 on the list of 'stupid things the Oscars have done'
What on earth are you talking about!? Good lord...
can be classified as brilliant, least of all Scent of a Woman.
It is a nice story, well told and exquisitely acted. It certainly isn't intellectually stimulating or artistically enlightening. Taken on its merits, it's far from 'awful'.
And plus Pacino's performance was brilliant because it showed he could do a populist performance with an unconventional character and do it very, very well. Pacino had nailed the 'complex' types in the past, it was refreshing to see him do something else.
In short, Scent of a Woman doesn't deserve the stick it seems to attract. Unless you don't like cinema of the more populist bent, of course...
There are lots of us who like populist cinema who also think that it's a mawkish, overly-sentimental piece of tripe.
It has its place...
Where he's trying to talk Jonathan Pryce round.
WHAT are you gonna do about ASSHOLE.
All train compartments smell vaguely of shit. It gets so you don't mind it. That's the worst thing that I can confess. You know how long it took me to get there? A long time. When you die you're going to regret the things you don't do. You think you're queer? I'm going to tell you something: we're all queer. You think you're a thief? So what? You get befuddled by a middle-class morality? Get shut of it. Shut it out. You cheat on your wife? You did it, live with it. You fuck little girls, so be it. There's an absolute morality? Maybe. And then what? If you think there is, go ahead, be that thing. Bad people go to hell? I don't think so. If you think that, act that way. A hell exists on earth? Yes. I won't live in it. That's me.
You stupid fucking cunt. You, Williamson, I'm talking to you, shithead. You just cost me $6,000. Six thousand dollars, and one Cadillac. That's right. What are you going to do about it? What are you going to do about it, asshole? You're fucking shit. Where did you learn your trade, you stupid fucking cunt, you idiot? Who ever told you that you could work with men? Oh, I'm gonna have your job, shithead.
We're adding a little something to this month's sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody want to see second prize?
[Holds up prize]
Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired.
You're gonna die, big time!
You're gonna FUCKING die, big time!
I don't like your PG version one bit.
I didn't have the sound on at work, so just pulled it from memory. My memory is obviously censoring.
I need to sort that out. And fast.
you're actually saying your favourite Pacino moments like he's a good actor. ok.
I hate Glengarry Glen Ross. Actory bullshit. I GOTTA FIND THE LEADS! GIMMEE THE LEADS! Poor old Gil.
I like the Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico. He pretty much ruins everything else he's been in.
I'm washing my hands of you!
Like with Trevor Brooking.
I think that's one of the main reasons that they're corpses.
not terrible, but prone to overdoing it.
Exception: Carlito's Way. Everything about that movie is fantastic.
Pacino and Penn should have won oscars.
'oh you just fucked yourself'.
but how come this thread isn't about finding a girlfriend?
No guy who thinks Al Pacino is bad actor is gonna get a girlfriend.
This thread has confirmed to me that thewarn's marriage is just a sad invention on the internet. Can't believe he actually went to the lengths of not posting so he could pretend he was on honeymoon. I'm not even angry about it...just deeply sad.
in fact that whole scene
I WUS KIDDIN