"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

«Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" - a film for the ages. Since its release in theaters for almost 15 years had passed, but he was not out of date, and did not lose their sharpness. Although today the public and do not have a strong need for "bandit" films and film production technology has gone far ahead, but the movie "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" is still popular, in demand, and everything as fresh and interesting as in the distant 1998.
well, let's find out why this film in its time became a legend of world cinema and what may be of interest to modern audiences.
Immediately it should be said that the "Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels" is not the first and certainly not the last film in the "thieves", "mafia" Presto pnuyu - in general "slippery" subject. Such films have taken place in different eras. Get at least the original film in 1960 "Ocean's Eleven" with Frank Sinatra or "scam" in 1973 with Paul Newman. These films were of the comedic character, and they acted the same group of criminals, eager to gain. Later in the 90's the world saw the "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino, "The Usual Suspects," Bryan Singer, as well as some movies Coen brothers. And what? Again we face a group of criminals invent ingenious plans in order to get easy money. However, in the film 90 has disappeared, this comedic layer and ease peculiar to the earlier paintings, and there is some depth, philosophy, and so to say "art hausnost". But here we have a film of Guy Ritchie and at first glance it is a synthesis of the notorious serene "thieves' comedy '50s -' 70s and deeper ribbons 90. Yes, indeed, "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" fitting combines crime, humor and philosophy, but everything else, this film has a number of additional differences:
The first of them - is the fact that the "card, money and two Smoking Barrels »- debut directorial work . The most amazing thing is that an unknown 29-year-old Guy Ritchie managed to pull off such a thoughtful and technically complex film. It is also important that the film is fresh and original, despite the fact that such topics were numerous by 1998 bands and create something original was quite problematic. But, nevertheless, Guy Ritchie has created a bold, ambitious and unusual film, and what's interesting - on the ridiculous money (budget film - a little more than $ 1 million.). Also important is a director's independence. I want to say that Guy Ritchie safely use various techniques of shooting, invented long before him, he used a variety of visual techniques related to different genres, but the most important thing - he invented a lot of their own "tricks", later became his copyright marks. In general, the young British director for a small budget and a relatively old tired subject was able to withdraw a new, very interesting and professional film. This feature distinguishes the "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" from many other similar films
next aspect that distinguishes this tape -. It is cast consisting mainly of little-known actors. So this film was the debut for Jason Steytema - a wonderful actor, who has devoted his life to shoot in action movies and action movies. Also in this film stars Nick Moran, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, for whom the role in this film became a crown. It is interesting that Guy Ritchie has attracted filming Sting and it is interesting that he is not bad coped with his role. also deserves admiration footballer Vinnie Jones and crime boss Lenny McLean, for whom "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" was acting debut. I think that many of the actors involved in the film, whether they are a little more known, could easily claim for his work in this film for the most prestigious film award.
Here, speaking about the actors have to say about themselves and the characters of the film, and more precisely on the number. After all, the actors in this movie, just a lot ! And with so many images elaborated and all the actors speak about equal positions. In total, the film several narrative lines and groups of actors: the central characters - young people, owing the large sum and decides to steal the money, it's the neighbors of these young people - a group of criminals, are aimed at the same jackpot, that the main heroes is "Botany "who grow marijuana and who subsequently became victims of robbery, is the owner of a sex shop, which owe the young people, as well as a little remote from the rest of the characters - a pair of losers and thieves" tough guy in a leather jacket "with his son. How I looked at my time of movies, but I have not seen such an abundance of characters in any of them. Here's another feature.
Also, this film highlights the special philosophy Guy Ritchie . After all, this film is about criminals and it is very difficult to find among them truthful and positive characters, because they are all sinners. But Guy Ritchie easy does it - in his opinion "happiness" (in this case, the bag with the money) goes to the most needy in this "happiness". And it leaves the end of the film is partially open, allowing the viewer to decide the fate of the main characters. In my opinion, a stroke of genius.
And finally I want to do emphasis on the musical accompaniment this. (By the way strongly recommend listening to the soundtrack to the film - it's very interesting and a very quality album). The musical accompaniment to the film used songs written earlier. But that is much important - the songs are not jammed, but rather little-known songs from artists of different eras. It is also interesting that the music of different genres, from rock to pop, from country to r`n "b. Agree, very unusual and creative approach to solving the "musical" issue.
Unfortunately, my review is not rubber, and I've got to finish it. I think I was able to prove that the "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" - it is not easy to "gangster" movie, but something very special. Also, I think I found enough reasons to safely assume that this film legendary, iconic and brilliant. For me personally, "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" was that rare film that I like to review, regardless of mood, circumstances and time of year.
I recommend this film to all fans of crime and art- hausnyh tapes plot, anyone who wants to enjoy the view, at the same time laugh and reflect on various life issues.
i do not find the reasons for the removal of points and put the film "Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels" a well-deserved top marks -
10 of 10

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