The Godfather: Part II (USA, 1974)
alarm: *BEEP BEEP BEEP*
me: I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request.
074 Max (2002)
Welcome to another installment of what the hell is this movie you are in Peter Capaldi?!
The movie is Max and as you can see it stars John Cusack and it makes no fucking sense!
I don’t mean from a narrative standpoint — that’s pretty standard stuff, all the words are in order and so on, I mean strictly from the standpoint of how could anyone have ever thought this was a good idea.
The story takes place in Munich just after WWI. Max (John Cusack) is an art patron and dealer who lost his arm in the war. He’s also Jewish. Adolf Hitler (yes, that one) is still in the German army and stationed in Munich. Max wants to help him with his art career, but Hitler has discovered the power of public speaking and blaming the loss of the war on the Jews. Which path will he choose? Art or BECOMING FUCKING ALL CAPS HITLER!!!
Hmmm, will I spoil anything if I tell you the answer? Anyway, as you can imagine it is a bit of a hot mess and Peter is, of course, wasted in his role as a banker, although he does get to wear very extremely flattering suits underneath an extremely flattering overcoat and say meshugana and pray in the synagogue which — and I didn’t know this until I saw it — is something I’ve been waiting my whole life to see.
So at least there is that.
(If this post seemed at all familiar, you’re not wrong! It’s a repost with slightly different gifs of what I originally wrote way back when because seriously, what more can I say about this batshit bonkers movie? Unless I just did rows of ?????????????? and WTFWTFWTFWTFWTF!?)
Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino behind the scenes of Scarface (1983)
Al Pacino photographed by Steve Wood, 1974.
"you wanna play rough? Ok"