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Scarface

United States, 1932
Action, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

A chronicle of the rise and fall of a sinister, violent gangster named Tony Camonte, who murders his way to the top of the mob ranks in crime-ridden Chicago.

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Scarface Directed by Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
Scarface" is by far the most visually inventive and tonally anarchic movie that Hawks made. Among other things, it’s a tribute to the freedom that independent producers afforded directors then—and still do today.
May 29, 2013
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Howard Hawks’ early talkie SCARFACE finds him adapting Armitage Trail’s nigh-unreadable novel of booze slinging and unbridled incestuous lust into a free-for-all of cinematic show-offery. The perversely mannered, highly symbolic cinematography and visual patterns Hawks brings to this dirty and unwholesome tale are justly famous.
August 31, 2012
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A surprising amount of Howard Hawks’ unstable, weirdly graceful universe is informed by the imminence of death and the proximity of offscreen space, tied to the risks of tangling with sudden impulses. Few of his films are more aware of this encroaching void than Scarface, where X is made to mark the offscreen spot around every narrative corner.
July 21, 2011
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