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Title: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on February 21, 2009, 03:16:25 AM
Warning! This synopsis contains spoilers

In the action-thriller Public Enemies, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award? winner Marion Cotillard in the incredible and true story of legendary Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger (Depp)the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoovers fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. No one could stop Dillinger. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyonefrom his girlfriend Billie Frechette (Cotillard) to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger's ganglater including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham)thrilled many, Hoover (Billy Crudup) hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw's capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America's first Public Enemy Number One. Hoover sent in Purvis, the dashing "Clark Gable of the FBI". However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis' men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) who were real gunfighters and orchestrating epic betrayals from the infamous "Lady in Red" to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nittiwere Purvis and the FBI able to close in on Dillinger.

Source: Universal Pictures

I didn't knew that Michael Mann is directing this movie just until I did a little research about this movie. Good thing that Michael is teaming first time with "Christian bale and Johnny Depp". I cannot wait for this one. The plot sounds original and worth watching.

Christian Bale ...  Melvin Purvis
Johnny Depp ...  John Dillinger
Channing Tatum ...  Pretty Boy Floyd


Releasing: July/1/2009.

Stills: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1734773248/tt1152836
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 25, 2009, 03:18:19 PM
That actually looks very interesting, I'll have to keep an eye on it.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on February 25, 2009, 03:52:30 PM
That actually looks very interesting, I'll have to keep an eye on it.

Christian bale and Depp togather, I thought about this star power before. I think its really awesome cast. Plus, the director is Michael Mann.

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on February 25, 2009, 05:48:24 PM
Christian Bale and Johnny Depp. What an awesome cast. And the storyline sounds great. I will definitely check this one out. Definitely.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 26, 2009, 03:43:52 PM
Yeah, more of a period piece, looks intriguing.  Though I'll reserve my judgement till more info comes out.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on March 04, 2009, 05:49:01 PM
The trailer is here for Public Enemies!

http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEJVINLO8EimNP

It's sweet! Can't wait for July!
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 04, 2009, 05:52:13 PM
I am excited and I love most of Michael Mann's work, but please someone tell him to stop shooting digital!!!
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on March 04, 2009, 05:58:34 PM
I am excited and I love most of Michael Mann's work, but please someone tell him to stop shooting digital!!!

Is that what he's doing? I noticed that! There was something odd about the film...why does he do that? It doesn't look as cinematic.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 04, 2009, 11:45:28 PM
The movie looks good. I can't wait.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on March 05, 2009, 08:21:01 PM
The movie looks good. I can't wait.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 06, 2009, 02:16:45 PM
I just saw a picture from it on Yahoo, it looks sweet.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 06, 2009, 05:38:34 PM
I just saw a picture from it on Yahoo, it looks sweet.

If you mean the movie stills, you can view more at the official website.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on April 11, 2009, 06:52:33 PM
A new trailer was released two days ago. It looks fantastic!

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-GB&vid=8fd15a4a-1c72-4a6a-97ef-fea6d0c5d449
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on April 11, 2009, 08:06:09 PM
A new trailer was released two days ago. It looks fantastic!

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-GB&vid=8fd15a4a-1c72-4a6a-97ef-fea6d0c5d449

Now thats looks great. I can't wait.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on April 13, 2009, 05:15:43 PM
A new trailer was released two days ago. It looks fantastic!

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-GB&vid=8fd15a4a-1c72-4a6a-97ef-fea6d0c5d449

Now thats looks great. I can't wait.

It looks awesome. Some people are thinking this could be an Academy Award winner. I agree with them. This looks fantastic by means of action, drama, and everything else.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on April 14, 2009, 10:51:15 AM
A new trailer was released two days ago. It looks fantastic!

http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-GB&vid=8fd15a4a-1c72-4a6a-97ef-fea6d0c5d449

Now thats looks great. I can't wait.

It looks awesome. Some people are thinking this could be an Academy Award winner. I agree with them. This looks fantastic by means of action, drama, and everything else.

The new trailer, when they bring Depp down from the plane looks pretty realistic and dramatic.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on May 29, 2009, 06:43:38 PM
NEW PUBLIC ENEMIES REVIEW

PUBLIC ENEMIES is what Firepower is all about. You?ll never see a more exciting gunfight and shoot out this year. Director Michael Mann has crafted the ultimate cat-and-mouse game,? his best work yet. Non stop thriller action that takes only a few minutes to breathe in between before it takes you down again for a joy ride. Christian Bale and Johnny Depp are charismatic and unstoppable, the new Robert De Niro and Al Pacino of Heat. You?re gonna wanna see PUBLIC ENEMIES again and again. It makes you wanna get a tommy gun. Hands down, one of the best movies of the year.

In the action-thriller ?Public Enemies,? acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award? winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp)?the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover?s fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the downtrodden public. No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone?from his girlfriend Billie Frechette (Cotillard) to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression.But while the adventures of Dillinger?s gang?later including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) and Alvin Karpis (Giovanni Ribisi)?thrilled many, Hoover (Billy Crudup) hit on the idea of exploiting the outlaw?s capture as a way to elevate his Bureau of Investigation into the national police force that became the FBI. He made Dillinger America?s first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Purvis, the dashing ?Clark Gable of the FBI.?.

I?m a big fan of Michael Mann?s work, except Miami Vice. That one didn?t quite live up to expectations. But Mann?s return with PUBLIC ENEMIES doesn?t disappoint. When I got to meet him briefly at a screening, I knew I was in the presence of somebody?s just downright awesome. You can tell from PUBLIC ENEMIES that he?s brought back his signature marks, signs where you can easily tell it?s a Mann?s movie. He doesn?t try to come up with CG backdrop to give us a sight of an old 1930s city, he puts the camera on a tight leash and just focus on the characters and the art deco buildings. And just like his other action/thriller movies in the past, it always ends in the evening or there?ll be a massive showdown between two opposing parties in the middle of the dead night. Mann knows what the audiences would be rooting for in this type of movie, he makes sure that when Dillinger and his men make their getaway after a robbing a bank, they?d do it in style. Cinematographer Dante Spinottie who?s worked with Mann before knows what the master filmmaker wants and what we get are shots that give that reality impression and definitely heavy emphasis on the well-choreographed violence. I enjoy how the movie likes to keep using Otis Taylor?s catchy song ?Ten Million Slaves?, somehow it fits perfectly in the presentation.

Johnny Depp is the epitome of cool, he knows it and uses it to the fullest for this role. His character John Dillinger?s got enough charm and confidence to spare but only has eyes for one lady. If you thought the way Jack Sparrow carried himself was infectious, wait til you see how Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger, he?s a bad guy who loves being infamous. The unlikely Robin Hood in a time of Great Depression when people could care less about the banks he robs.
Christian Bale who plays special Agent Melvin Purvis assigned to hunt down Dillinger, is as excellent as Depp. It?s like having 2 heavyweight fighters in a ring and the match is long overdue. They both keep each other on their toes.
Bale has been known as an actor who can listen well and mimic any accent. He puts down a great effort to sound like he wasn?t born in Wales.

Great star-studded cast overall, Michael Mann?s lucky enough to have excellent actors signing up from left and right to play both members of the gang and members of the FBI including Billy Crudup who captures young Edgar Hoover?s insecure, arrogant and stubborn personality down pat. Marion Cotillard gives a great supporting performance as the girlfriend who?s willing to risk everything for a man she barely knows. She?s not an easy woman for Dillinger to conquer.
What really will get you hooked, once again, is the cat and mouse game. Purvis catches Dillinger but Dillinger gets away, Purvis closing in on Dillinger but Dillinger is one step ahead of all of them. You see many different ways it?s done throughout the entire movie and you?ll get entertained every single time. Just when you thought the bad guy?s captured and the good guy gets all the gory, the game begins again.

I?m glad Mann decided to take the story up a notch by not just making it about Dillinger Vs. Purvis, it?s about what would happen when a man is pushed to the point of desperation. You never work with or never ever trust a desperate man, that?s the theme that you see in the character development. Both Dillinger and Purvis are good at what they do, but then circumstances happen that would turn them into desperate men. Alienated by his business partners, Dillinger starts to lose what makes him hard to catch in the first place. Without realizing it he starts to create predictable patterns and habits that would eventually get him easily fooled, he becomes unaware of unwanted surprises . Pressured by Edgar Hoover, Melvin Purvis finds himself allowing certain methods to get Dillinger, the ends justify the means is the result. Some say that Michael Mann?s endings rarely hit the level of satisfactory, I say PUBLIC ENEMIES? ending won?t let you down, without being too extravagant, it concludes itself just the right way.

5 out of 5

Link: http://www.ramasscreen.com/2009/05/24/public-enemies-review/
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Sanford on May 30, 2009, 02:53:26 PM
I can't wait for this movie. Johnny Depp is in my holy trinity of favorite actors, so something other than a damn Pirates movie gives me oodles of excitement, and I love crime films, so I'm sure I'll love this. I can't wait.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on May 31, 2009, 10:41:02 AM
5 out of 5! Yes, yes.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on May 31, 2009, 08:10:04 PM
This movie will rock. I cannot wait. I actually both the book from BarnesNobles with the picture of Johnny Depp with the gun on the cover. Really good story. I think they should direct Bonnie And Clyde also, casting Dicaprio as Clyde and Kate Winslet as Bonnie...

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on June 01, 2009, 11:47:03 AM
My friend just told me that his cousin watched Public Enemies being filmed outside of her apartment in Chicago. Really cool.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: StudioSpy on June 01, 2009, 12:49:11 PM
That is awesome. I know someone who watched the filming of The Dark Knight from outside their apartment in Chicago.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on June 01, 2009, 02:20:18 PM
That's awesome.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on June 04, 2009, 06:12:05 PM
That is awesome. I know someone who watched the filming of The Dark Knight from outside their apartment in Chicago.

Nice!
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on June 04, 2009, 07:37:25 PM
try to keep post lengths above 1 word please.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on June 04, 2009, 08:26:52 PM
Some saying John Dillinger was killed by Agent Purvis and some say he got away. Some say there was plastic surgery done.
I read it on Wiki and didn't gave me more information. I want to be sure if Dillinger was dead by cops or Mister really got away.

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on June 04, 2009, 09:58:56 PM
Many legends surround John Dillinger. One of the rumors that followed his death was that he had a very large **nis (which Hoover later kept in a jar while another urban legend held that Dillinger's **nis had somehow found its way into the Smithsonian Institution. These legends are the result of the photograph of his corpse; the bulge caused by his arm, stiff from rigor mortis, covered with a sheet; some who saw grainy newsprint copies of the photo mistakenly believed it to be his unnaturally large erect **nis.

The "Lady in Red" story stems in part from a poem allegedly chalked on the alley wall where Dillinger was shot:

"Stranger stop and wish me well,
Just say a prayer for my soul in hell.
I was a good fellow, most people said,
Betrayed by a woman dressed all in red"

--

The paragraph that I posted above the poem sounds funny and if it's true I wonder why Hoover kept Dillinger you know what in the jar. The book that I am reading about PUBLIC ENEMIES it's stated that Hoover liked - Agent Purvis who was his best man on the field and Christian bale plays Agent Purvis. Hoover was interested in Purvis face structure. I don't think these parts are going to be in the movie, so it's not a spoiler. By the way, that poem is pretty nice.


Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on June 17, 2009, 10:36:48 PM
They have launched the website finally. http://www.publicenemies.net

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: shadowbender on June 18, 2009, 07:29:57 PM
New Clip!

http://movies.yahoo.com/summer-movies/public-enemies/1810021973/trailers/201/1759
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on June 26, 2009, 07:45:56 PM
Exclusive Inside Look at PUBLIC ENEMIES.

http://videoguide.msn.com/play/movies/?g=d8c20ce7-0a40-4ba2-b909-d73e143dfb24&icid=MOVIES1&GT1=MOVIES1
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on July 01, 2009, 10:12:21 AM
REVIEW.

PLOT: Jailed for nine years for a petty crime, bank robber and folk hero of the Great Depression, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) is finally free. He breaks out his friends and off they go, robbing banks and spectacularly avoiding the cops. On the hunt for Dillinger is the top agent of the newly-created FBI is agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). Under intense pressure from J. Edgar Hoover, Purvis pursues Dillinger with increasingly ugly methods.

REVIEW: I think sometimes, when people are really excited about a subject, and spend a lot of time immersed in that world, it's easy to forget that other people aren't. I think that's what happened here. I'm fascinated by Dillinger now, but before the film, I really didn't know much about him. I normally do a ton of research, read the book, study the subject. But this time, I thought I'd see a film a little bit differently. Experience it as a brand new story. And what I got from that was the same feeling you get when you walk into the middle of a conversation. I was a bit lost.

The film sticks to the last fourteen months of John Dillinger's life and I think it suffers a bit for it. I didn't know who it was being dragged along the road in the beginning. I didn't know who each of his associates and partners in crime were until well into the film. And I have to say, not knowing what each death meant to the main characters robbed me of what I believe was the experience Michael Mann intended the viewer to have. There was an assumption of knowledge on the part of the viewer that will not be there for many people. I didn't feel connected to the characters until the second half of the film. I feel like I missed out. This man was a folk hero during the Depression. He had the latest gadgets, like the Tommy gun and the brand new V8 engine. Like a modern day Robin Hood, he never took money from individuals. Just the banks. I read up on him when I got home that night, and now I feel like I know who this man was.

Depp and Bale gave performances worthy of a more engrossing film. They did such extensive research into the backgrounds of their characters, according to both the press notes and the interviews we did with them, that they brought a profound sense of truth to the film. Unfortunately, it it couldn't make me fall in love with them as characters because I had nothing to base it on. I felt like I was seeing the last night of a three night mini-series, or starting a book at chapter ten. Dillinger's loyal girlfriend Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard) was the only character that really had a clear backstory, and subsequently, she stood out. I kept waiting for her to reappear on the screen, and believe me, in a movie with Christian Bale and Johnny Depp, that is pretty shocking. Particularly notable is the scene with Billie in the police station. I don't want to give away what happens, but she is just radiant. And finding out that it really did happen that way gives it more meaning.

And then there is the HD issue. Mann has been a proponent of shooting in HD, controversial as it is to some people. I'm a fan of HD for the most part, though here it seemed a bit stark. The clarity certainly gives you a sense that you're right there, but for people who are used to costume dramas or period pieces feeling like a distant fantasy or a moving painting, this might be a bit off-putting. I heard a few people saying just that as they left the theater. I'm not sure whether it was the starkness of the HD where I didn't expect it or just the lack of connection, but the whole thing felt emotionally distant until the very end. It was visually beautiful, and the gun battles were amazing, but overall, it just left me cold.

Does it sound like I'm going back and forth? Praising it and critiquing it, changing between sentences? Well, that's exactly how I felt about the film. Great performances, great camera work, but just not engrossing. It did accomplish one thing though. It made me want to go read a book on Dillinger so I can be moved in the way I should have been by the film.

Joblo's review.

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Erik on July 27, 2009, 12:48:04 PM
I am going to see this, somewhere next week!
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on July 27, 2009, 10:26:01 PM
I am going to see this, somewhere next week!

You should. Don't miss it.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 05, 2010, 09:08:07 AM
I finally saw this movie, I enjoyed it, but thought it could have been better.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 05, 2010, 09:29:22 PM
I finally saw this movie, I enjoyed it, but thought it could have been better.

I like the gun fights.  ;D
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 06, 2010, 07:49:02 PM
They were beast.  I just felt it could have used a couple more months before the release.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 08, 2010, 11:41:47 AM
They were beast.  I just felt it could have used a couple more months before the release.

That fight scene in the cottage at night. WOW!. That's the real cottage where John Dillinger and his gang with Baby Face Nelson took refuge. Johnny depp jumped from the same window outside that John Dillinger did.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 08, 2010, 08:32:38 PM
Nice.  I just bought the best buy special edition, but I'm going to have to return it because the digital copy won't work, and the special features dvd is all scratched up.  I'm a little ticked about that.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 08, 2010, 08:59:01 PM
Nice.  I just bought the best buy special edition, but I'm going to have to return it because the digital copy won't work, and the special features dvd is all scratched up.  I'm a little ticked about that.

I have the special edition. They are working fine.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 09, 2010, 07:37:47 PM
I exchanged mine, and everything seems to be working fine.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 10, 2010, 10:58:19 PM
I exchanged mine, and everything seems to be working fine.

Good.  ;D
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 16, 2010, 08:13:48 AM
Yep, even the digital copy works great.   :)
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 16, 2010, 10:15:16 AM
Yep, even the digital copy works great.   :)

I like John Dillinger.  ;D
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 18, 2010, 08:49:16 AM
As a person he's bad though.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 18, 2010, 10:26:45 AM
As a person he's bad though.

Yeah, he was dangereous.  He lived whole his life on the edge.  Running. Spending. Having good time.  Then boom - he gets killed by FBI. 
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 19, 2010, 08:28:30 AM
I'm talking about the fact that he robbed banks and killed people.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 19, 2010, 10:46:27 AM
I'm talking about the fact that he robbed banks and killed people.

Yep... that's true. 
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Sanford on March 19, 2010, 06:38:57 PM
I can almost forgive the fact that he robbed banks. Just look at the time. 1933. The economy was terrible and the general public felt betrayed by the government. He actually wound up giving a lot of money back to people. A lot of people back then really didn't even mind that he was robbing banks. Several rejoiced in it.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 20, 2010, 01:59:23 AM
I can almost forgive the fact that he robbed banks. Just look at the time. 1933. The economy was terrible and the general public felt betrayed by the government. He actually wound up giving a lot of money back to people. A lot of people back then really didn't even mind that he was robbing banks. Several rejoiced in it.

That's true.  He was the ROBIN HOOD of that era.  Once during robbing the bank on the counter he notices bunch change and there is a man standing there. Dillinger asks him if it's his money or the banks.  This was in the book also,  in the movie as well.

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Sanford on March 21, 2010, 02:06:53 AM
Yeah, it was more his buddies that usually did all the killing (George Nelson) than him. He was very much opposed to killing. I've researched him and the era in general and he didn't want anyone to ever die. He was a suave guy.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 21, 2010, 01:38:24 PM
Yeah, it was more his buddies that usually did all the killing (George Nelson) than him. He was very much opposed to killing. I've researched him and the era in general and he didn't want anyone to ever die. He was a suave guy.

Yep...  He was kind to others and kind to women.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: marco on March 21, 2010, 05:05:43 PM
So and so.This movie is very good for the action,but quite boring in telling the story.I also think that the ending was done too fast.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 22, 2010, 08:23:44 AM
Yeah, it wasn't as smooth as it could have been.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 22, 2010, 10:51:47 AM
Yeah, it wasn't as smooth as it could have been.

That's true.  It could be a little bit dramatic.  All we saw was a scene without no dialogue which was cool, but I agree with you guys.  Johnny Depp's expression was telling what he was feeling based on what was showing in MANHATTHAN MELODRAMA.

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: marco on March 22, 2010, 06:03:18 PM
Yeah,the scene at the cinema was nothing special,except for the speaker warning viewers against Dillinger,that was cool.But I had the feeling that the very end (when they are out) was done in a hurry.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 22, 2010, 09:46:11 PM
Yeah,the scene at the cinema was nothing special,except for the speaker warning viewers against Dillinger,that was cool.But I had the feeling that the very end (when they are out) was done in a hurry.

How did you wanted it to end?
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: marco on March 23, 2010, 05:35:04 AM
I was expecting a longer chase,but it finished as soon as they got out of the cinema.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 23, 2010, 10:54:08 AM
I was expecting a longer chase,but it finished as soon as they got out of the cinema.

Longer chase would be great.  I don't have complaint about how Michael Mann ended it, but a longer chase would be good.  Good point, Marco.  I think in reality he was shot right outside the theatre after he came out.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: marco on March 23, 2010, 11:41:35 AM
I think in reality he was shot right outside the theatre after he came out.

Maybe this is the reason.Mann wanted to make it as close to reality as possible.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 23, 2010, 04:49:22 PM
I think in reality he was shot right outside the theatre after he came out.

Maybe this is the reason.Mann wanted to make it as close to reality as possible.

Yep.  ;D
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 26, 2010, 08:04:52 AM
Unfortunately I don't know why more movies can't be historically accurate.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 26, 2010, 07:17:09 PM
Unfortunately I don't know why more movies can't be historically accurate.

It depends on the writer/director.  They don't like to bring everything from the story.  For example, PUBLIC ENEMIES - the book is accurate and it gives your more information on John Dillinger in that era. The book also covers Bonny And Clyde's story and they won't bring eveything except the main points of the story that are good to bring on the screen.  Their whole point is to enterain. 

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 29, 2010, 03:30:17 PM
I'm talking about when they add in stuff that wasn't there.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 29, 2010, 05:03:20 PM
I'm talking about when they add in stuff that wasn't there.

It falls in the same category when I explained it.  For example, if you watch KINGDOM OF HEAVEN they use FIRE balls destroying the palace. In the making they said that at that era and in the specific war they never used fire. Only arrows, swords, knives.

Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Namaste on March 29, 2010, 10:21:23 PM
Not every movie is a documentary.  :P
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 30, 2010, 03:21:03 PM
I know that, but I'm talking about more major stuff, like in Defiance, the whole big fight at the end never happened, and the movie would have been fine without it.  Stuff like the fireballs in Kingdom of Heaven didn't bother me.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 30, 2010, 05:57:35 PM
I know that, but I'm talking about more major stuff, like in Defiance, the whole big fight at the end never happened, and the movie would have been fine without it.  Stuff like the fireballs in Kingdom of Heaven didn't bother me.

I see your point. They will always make it hollywoodish - no matter what.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 31, 2010, 02:58:44 PM
Yeah, kind of.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on March 31, 2010, 06:19:35 PM
Yeah, kind of.

Yep. As long as they make it good I don't mind.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on April 01, 2010, 03:22:41 PM
That's a good point.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: marco on September 28, 2010, 02:46:20 PM
I've seen it for the 2nd time and I liked it a bit more.The action sequences are still great,of course,but now I also liked the way the story is told,so particular and different from other gangster-movies.Well done.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Namaste on October 07, 2010, 11:36:33 PM
Thankfully, I didn't study history by watching ficticious movies, and no one else should either.
Title: Re: Public Enemies
Post by: Rohan on October 12, 2010, 01:37:09 AM
Thankfully, I didn't study history by watching ficticious movies, and no one else should either.

History becomes important sometimes in my opinion. - Don't think hard cause I am dreaming.  ;D