04 November 2007

they say they never really miss you until you're dead or you're gone....

american ganster, scott, 2007.

the calitexican has been on a self-imposed hiatus for a few weeks. she's been conjuring up new projects and meeting with people that keeps her away from the computer in any significant chunks of time. as she feels at home in front of a 15 inch screen typing furiously at the keyboards while alt-tabbing through different applications, she can safely say, this is the first day she's felt at home in a long time. but, as usual, she digresses.

american gangster. part of the on-going, but temporarily put on pause, gangster marathon. she has never reviewed a contemporary gangster movie, but here she goes.

1. it's very long.

there. that's about all she has to say about that. she was very disappointed. and there was no need for it to be 3 hours. the pacing was all wrong and the story not engaging enough to keep the CT, or the person behind her, awake during the movie. it's a renter people.

good lessons on story telling, pacing and editing. it helps to see what NOT to do.

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