Thursday, October 27, 2005

I enjoyed Little Caeser, but everything about it is dated, including the overly theatrical posturings of the actors. Edward G. is intense, particularly at the end after he washes out and becomes a drunk (sorry for the spoiler), and shows the depth that will make him a true Hollywood great.

What struck me most while watching this is how, barely a year later, a much better and more timeless film of the same genre came along (I'm sure that without Little Caeser there would have been no The Public Enemy).

Holy mother of God! Could this be the end of Rico?