Saturday, January 23, 2016

What is best in life? The trailer for Casino!

When I first videotaped the trailer for Martin Scorsese's Casino from an episode of Entertianment Tonight in 1994, it looked like the most amazing film that had ever been made. The haunting start of Gimme Shelter echoing out as the camera zooms across the desert, the quick cuts away from the violence, the way that one guy say "I can't make it any clearer, I would just get out", which still bounces around in my skull every goddamn day.

In the end, the film itself was far too long and far too loud. It's still a great movie, even if it is nowhere as good as Goodfellas. But that trailer still gives me goosebumps.

1 comment:

Tam said...

Exhilarating stuff! Might have to watch the whole film again now.
I feel exactly the same way about Kill Bill volume 1. Thought the film was alright, but this trailer (and the great score) is one of the best things Tarantino's ever done