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In Reply to: RE: The Gentlemen posted by Mike B. on July 19, 2020 at 08:39:07
All that hip gangsta colloquial.
Both films I and II are brilliant for many reasons that, if I need to mention them, are pointless. "Jackie Brown:" a modern day noir with amazing performances from DeNiro, Fonda, Jackson.
Intricacy of plots, unforgivable characters, unmatched brilliance of dialogue, skillful manipulation of time---- Richie ain't got any of this. it's like comparing a dime-store novel to Raymond Chandler.
It has frustrated me being a American and not understanding the slang and torture of words. What they called The King's English or high English is absent.
That is less prevalent in this one. He does seem to love their criminal element.
Some of those slang expressions are probably from a local group of people.
Yes it's a bit to swallow and I like to have subtitles on. Even then, I have to pause to figure out what they were intending to say. I had to do that on Sexy Beast. The criminal element has some pretty unusial language of its own.
Some I like are:
'a little birdy told me'
I prefer Richie to Tarantino.
'im not a rat'
'sent up a kite', and lots on squealers
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