If you want a good solid film about areallife crime figure, this is the one. Maybe it was just too small of a role. In all honesty, I really found 'Bugsy' to not only be avery entertaining and enjoyable film, but also very well-made andOscar-worthy one. Synopsis The story of how New York gangster Ben takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. If you want to see a cool mob picture that takesplace in the 40s, why don't you give 'Bugsy' a shot? Beatty, Keital and Kingsley picked up Oscar nods, along withLevinson for Best Director and the wonderful Annette Bening was somehowunfairly snubbed.
The movie looks great, has great acting all around and Barry Levinson is intop form. I heard mixed things about it, and the idea ofWarren Beatty playing a vicious mobster kind of seemed unbelievable tome he did a great job in 'Bonnie and Clyde' but that was a littledifferent. Annette Bening in an equally brilliantperformance plays Bugsy's calculating goomar. Barry Levinson does a great job directing this period piece which istrue to the period the 1940s , and the screenplay isn't half badeither. They have agreat chemistry and all the actors involved were fantastic, there weremanyoscar nominations for all aspects of this film, acting, costumes, bestfilm,best director, but when I saw that that Elliott Gould was not nominatedforhis wonderfully moving performance as Harry Greenberg, I was verysurprised. Grade: B+ Reviewed by waldorfsalad A big elegant movie, beautiful in every sense of the word, a fascinatingstory of the man who created Las Vegas and Warren Beatty is perfect inthismovie.
. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea. A sharp-dressing womaniser with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. Warren Beatty gives an unprecedented performance asthe tough mafioso, Bugsy Siegel, who first had the idea of puttingcasinos in Las Vegas. If you're not a huge fan of his, as I am not, you'll stillappreciatethe great talents of this star who is not necessarily known for his actingprowess.
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