December 18, 2011

The Untouchables Movie Rocks Off

Brian De Palma's The Untouchables is a must-see masterpiece - glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago... and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. Directed by: Brian De Palma
Cast: Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Patricia Clarkson, Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Bradford, Billy Drago, Jack Kehoe

The director's pyrotechnical urge is held in check and trusts the tale; the script doesn't dally overmuch on deep psychology; the acting is a treat. Al Capone was boss of the Chicago Outfit crime syndicate during prohibition in the 1920s and early 30s, and made a fortune in black-market booze. In real life, Ness and his men went their separate ways after Capone’s arrest, but the series had them stay together well into the 40’s, going gun to gun against nearly every famous gangster of the time, with some Nazis and presidential assassins thrown in for good measure.

1. The Untouchables (End Title) [3:13]
2.Al Capone [2:57]
3.Waiting at the Border [3:46]
4.Death Theme [2:43]
5.On the Rooftops [2:36]
6.Victorious [2:10]
7.The Man with the Matches [2:47]
8.The Strength Of The Righteous (Main Title) [2:27]
9.Ness and His Family [2:46]
10.False Alarm [1:12]
11.The Untouchables [3:05]
12.Four Friends [2:52]
13.Machine Gun Lullaby [7:02]

Sean Connery walks outside, grabs the corpse, props it up against a wall, says he's gonna shoot the guy if he doesn't talk - and then puts a bullet into the corpse and drops it. Inside the cabin, the other mobster decides to talk.
Bowtie Driver: Me and the bookkeeper are walking out of here, getting into a car, and driving away. Or else he dies! He dies! And you ain't got nothing! You got five seconds to make up your minds!
Eliot Ness: You got him?
Agent George Stone: Yeah, I got him.
[Bowtie starts counting off five seconds]
Bowtie Driver: One!

1903 Sunday 19th April: Eliot Ness is born. (Chicago, Illinois)

1926 Al Capone files his last income tax return. (Chicago, Ill)