The Irishman

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This is yet another classic mob movie by the best mob movie maker of all time, Martin Scorsese. It's what you'd expect from a De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci combination after Scorsese puts them in a blender together. The only ingredient missing is Ray Liotta. If you like Goodfellas, Casino, and other good mafia movies, The Irishman will not disappoint.

I read somewhere that the makeup in this movie was computer-enhanced to show the age progression of the actors throughout the film. If so, it was an impressive addition to this movie. They should see some kind of award for this. The cinematography and the time-era progression was fantastic.
 

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This is yet another classic mob movie by the best mob movie maker of all time, Martin Scorsese. It's what you'd expect from a De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci combination after Scorsese puts them in a blender together. The only ingredient missing is Ray Liotta. If you like Goodfellas, Casino, and other good mafia movies, The Irishman will not disappoint.

I read somewhere that the makeup in this movie was computer-enhanced to show the age progression of the actors throughout the film. If so, it was an impressive addition to this movie. They should see some kind of award for this. The cinematography and the time-era progression was fantastic.
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It's interesting that De Niro and Pesci work together as they're on the complete opposite political viewpoint.
 

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Yep, Joe Pesci is on the other end of the scale. There are quite a few YouTube videos of guys our age taking their framed, once beloved, portraits of De Niro and smashing them and throwing them in the garbage can. LOL
 

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I think this is one of those "legacy" projects for these guys that transcends individual political views...and the money.
 

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Yeah, he certainly has ticked off more than a few people here lately. There is a point where 'outspoken' elevates to 'rant' and he goes well past that point to where it gets ridiculous. Hey I guess that's the beauty of living in a democracy, right? Freedom of Speech, good or bad. When I see vids of De Niro on a rant, I sometimes think he's not too far out of character from his role in This Boy's Life. Coincidence? Somehow, I don't think so.
 

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Yep he was always one of my favorite actors and has done so many great movies but I'm a patriot above all and love my country so I think very little of him now. What gets me is a lot of these Hollywood degenerates are so hypocritical. I guess above all, it is about the money.
 

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So to those who watched the movie, I have two questions that I didn't get, or missed:

1. Was Fat Tony Salerno on earlier in the movie (the character played by Domenick Lombardozzi) without age-progressive graphics or makeup? If not, I'm not sure why they had him all looking old, if they never had him at the age he is now. Why age-progress someone if they are never going to be in the flick without age progression? Why not just use an older actor? Did I explain that right?

2. What's with the fish? They spent a lot of time talking about this fish in the back of the car, and the back seat being wet. For some reason, I didn't understand what that was all about. Did I missed the significance of the fish?
 

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As far as Fat Tony Salerno goes, I am not really sure what you mean. Did they age-progress all of the actors? I am not sure of that.

As for the fish, I asked the same question. There is a Sicilian mafioso message that they send someone a fish when they are being warned that they could be 'sleeping with the fishes' (whacked and made to disappear) but I don't know how that pertains to the movie. Did they send a message to someone with the fish? If so, I missed that, too.
 

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As far as Fat Tony Salerno goes, I am not really sure what you mean. Did they age-progress all of the actors? I am not sure of that.

As for the fish, I asked the same question. There is a Sicilian mafioso message that they send someone a fish when they are being warned that they could be 'sleeping with the fishes' (whacked and made to disappear) but I don't know how that pertains to the movie. Did they send a message to someone with the fish? If so, I missed that, too.
I know in The Godfather when they murdered Luca Brasi they sent his bulletproof vest wrapped around a fish to Sonny. Sally said that means that Luca swims with the fishes.

As far as the computer manipulation of age these guys are already way too old to be in this movie. I heard they used the computer to make them look younger when they were supposed to be young men in the movie, I don't think it worked very well. One thing you have to say was that was a movie full of really old guys and very few young people hahaha.
 

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I think the reason the back seat was wet with the fish was that guy had whacked somebody and had to deliver the fish to his boss to let them know that the guy sleeps with the fishes now. That's the only thing I could figure out.
 

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I've actually been watching all the videos analyzing the film. Martin Scorsese is a genius even if he is a left-wing degenerate. They got the stars but the stars were way way way too old and even though they use computerized methods to make them look to portray them when they were young men the shoe polish in the hair and computer manipulation didn't help these 80 + year old guys. The cinematography... is the same as the Goodfellows. Exactly the same. That's what keeps you in the movie as you watch it.
 

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As far as Fat Tony Salerno goes, I am not really sure what you mean. Did they age-progress all of the actors? I am not sure of that.
I think for the most part, they did age progress many of the actors. It's a movie spanning 40 years. My query was only because this particular actor never appears without age-progression. And I was curious why not just use an older actor, if he's not going to be in the movie without age-progression. Here's a picture. The one on the left is him in real life. You may recognize him from The Wire and other shows. The one on the right is him age progressed in the movie. I was really just curious that's all.

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I was thinking of Pesci and De Niro and Al Pacino. The scene when they first met when De Niro's truck broke down and Pesci helps him fix it, they were both supposed to be in their 20s but the shoe polish and computerized manipulation didn't help these guys both pushing 77 years old in real life, they still looked like they were old men, I think the computer did the best with Al Pacino who is 79 years old pushing 80 today. He didn't look a day over 65 when he was supposed to be a young man in the movie LOL. It seems like yesterday when he starred in The Godfather in 1972.

This is where they could have used younger actors to portray them when they were young just like they did in The Godfather with Don Corleone, using De Niro when he was young and Marlon Brando when he was older.

But then again this is NOT the Godfather LOL

With the low-budget made-for-tv movies coming out today this wasn't a bad movie, it just needed a few young people in it.:p
 

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Yeah I recognize that actor, he was also in Ray Donovan. Good street-tough actor. Agree with ya, Bill. I collect mafia movie dvds and this one will definitely be added to my collection, not necessarily that it was a great depiction of a story we've all seen before, but simply because of the classic lineup. Scorsese and his winning recipe. I think any movie they make will be a classic.
 
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