Martin Scorsese presents... the festive season in the shadow of the largest cash robbery America had ever seen: not as merry as intended.
A swirl of paranoid recrimination chills Henry Hill's mob crew with Bobby De Niro's grouchy Jimmy Conway not embracing the spirit of genorosity at their extravagant present-buying.
Henry, meanwhile, gives his Christmas over to exotic '70s extravagance - jazzy jewellery, wads of cash, and a monstrous white plastic tree.
Scorsese's slow close-up on a bauble offers a crisp and even message: "All this phoney glamour is about to come crashing down..."
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Dec 7th 2009, 19:50
I'm lost as to why there are no National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation parts in there?
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Dec 7th 2009, 22:14
No 6 makes me feel really bad and dirty...
Dec 7th 2009, 23:51
Gary Busey shooting the tv in Lethal Weapon "God damn Christmas!"
Dec 8th 2009, 9:50
Can't believe you put in Michael Caine 'singing' as a best bit! This scene is so awful it is actually cut from my DVD version - Thank God!
Dec 8th 2009, 22:00
Personaly I'd have had more Nightmare before Christmas parts. But good to see the guilty pleasure of Jingle All the Way making it. I would like to see more action/sci-fi films ased around christma not just Die Hard 1 & 2. How about a Christmas film where an Father Christmas is being stalked by a mysterious force as he delivers his presents that metaphores for the soul less and comercial farce christmas has become!!!????
Dec 11th 2009, 12:50
Just one little point about The Snowman, Peter Auty sang the version you hear in the original animation, including this clip. Aled Jones just did a cover version released as a single at a later date.
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