Angry Robot


It’s one of the more polished Mamet films, with great music and photography. Fascinating to see Gene Hackman and Dan DeVito doing the Mamet thing; also nice to see regulars Rebeca Pidgeon and Ricky Jay (who incidentally appears to be a magician).

More to the point, it’s got a script you can set your watch to. Twist after fucking twist, yet with logical consistency. And shop around, you can’t beat these lines:

JOE: Makes the world go round.
BOBBY: What’s that?
JOE: Gold.
BOBBY: Some people say love.
JOE: Ah, they’re right too. It is love. (beat) Love of gold.

Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money.

She can talk her way out of a sunburn.

You’re going to spend the rest of your life with me. Right now.

That’s what I’m talkin’ bout.

One comment on "heist"

  1. D says:

    Okay, you’ve all got to check out this interview with Ricky Jay. I think he’s my new hero.

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