Are people still doing MCM’s?, on Tuesday? ... regardless, my man-crush-Monday is the one & only Manny Ribera from Scarface (1983) played by the incredible Steven Bauer. 😍. I mean, look at the way he dresses, man. Come on. That's style, flash, pizzazz & a little coke money doesn't hurt nobody 😂😍😎. Besides him killing all those people & doing a little bit of coke, he was a good guy! 😂. Plus, look at that bone structure! My forever crush will always be you Mr. Ribera. —-⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Favorite Manny quote: “I ran out of bullets, like an asshole.” 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀—-⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Scarface#1983#MannyRibera#ManoloRibera#StevenBauer#OliverStone#BrianDePalma#UniversalPictures#Cuba#35thAnniversary
Not too many films can claim to be as certifiably, outright insane as Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain. Crazy, off the wall, nuts, there’s plenty of that in Hollyweird,
but Cain is so thoroughly deranged that I’m curious how De Palma arrived at such a specific brand of left field lunacy when he sat down at his typewriter. Get this: John Lithgow pulls an overtime shift playing Dr. Carter Nix, a slightly disturbed child psychologist who shows an unnatural budding interest in his daughter’s upbringing, so much so that it unnerves his wife (Lolita Davidovitch) to a degree. I describe him as only slightly disturbed because his level of mania pales in comparison to his multiple emerging split personalities, which is where the trouble really begins. Carter’s father (also Lithgow) was a psychotic Norwegian doctor who had a habit of using children for bizarre mind control experiments, and it seems that one of Carter’s multiples has decided to take up his work. Soon there’s a rash of baby kidnappings in the area and all hell breaks loose. His wife is too busy having an adulterous affair with a hunk (steamy Steven Bauer) to really take control either. Sounds crazy in writing? The film takes it way further than you could ever imagine. Lithgow always seems a bit nuts, even when playing straight-laced characters we always get this vibe like he’s a court jester who has lost his marbles, and he revs that organic looniness into overdrive here. Frances Sternhagen is a hoot as the obligatory exposition here, a stern doctor who lays out Carter’s complex, condition to two cynical detectives (Tom Bower and Gregg Henry, both great) who try to keep up with this whole circus. I can understand why this film didn’t do too well, I mean... how do you even classify it? Almost everything about the subject matter is highly uncomfortable stuff that threatens to siege over into the lands of taboo, and there’s all kinds of freaky shit in this screaming haunted asylum of a flick. That’s the fun of though, if you’re able to have some. De Palmer has always had a gift for shocker material even when he’s not operating in the thriller genre. There’s a cold, caustic edge to this film that barely contains
That friend who would never leave you #TonyAndManny ❤
The dates & days would keep coming & going, here's to the bond Tony & Manny shared, that would never fade with time #FriendshipDay 👬
Scarface (1983) 💰🔫
My favourite thing about Scarface was its obvious prioritisation of the story over the plot. Scarface isn't just a film about a pompous gangster but a story about ambition, greed and loyalty in the world of crime. -
I thoroughly enjoyed the frequent humour of Tony Montana (Al Pacino) and his character's journey to gaining stature. Even though I found the film's ending shocking, I think it gave so much more to the grandiose character of Montana that might otherwise not have been achieved. It also ended the film on a poignant high note.
I also found Pfeiffer's character likeable because of the cool air she gave, despite her not doing anything other than powdering her nose.
☆ film info ☆
Genres: Crime | Thriller
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: Al Pacino | Michelle Pfeiffer | Steven Bauer
Distributed: Universal Pictures
Box office: $65.9 million (source: Wikipedia)
Duration: 2hr 50 mins
Personal rating: 9.5/10
📷: credit to artist
I remember going to see Scarface in the cinema!!! 🎥🎞✨ No, really…! I was just a young kid at the time, but back then if you were accompanied by an adult you could go see anything! As I recall, that particular day my family and I went to the cinema together (in the US) but my sister wanted to see a movie that my dad wasn’t keen on watching… Flashdance, I think. So, he suggested that the ‘boys’ go and see “a boys movie” and the girls (my sister and my mum) watch Flashdance. I was 9. Now, there’s no way my dad realised just how violent this film was gonna be, but even if he had it was a different era back then and he probably would have let me see it either way… And to this day it remains an indelible and extremely exciting memory for me, watching this ground breaking and very grownup film in the movie theatre with my dad. And what a film to have such a memory with! It remains one of my all-time favourite Al Pacino characters and easily sits in my top 5 films list of all time. An epic and brilliantly executed cinematic masterpiece. Say hello to my little friend! 😎💯🔥🔥🔥
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This country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
Some #WednesdayWisdom from one of the wisest guys you would ever know.
Pay attention folks. Tony is giving you pearls here, Hah 💯