Monday, Dec 16, 2019
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Martin Scorsese. 1995, 178 mins. 35mm. With Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods. Scorsese’s breathtaking epic about corruption in Sin City probes the minute details of casino operations and the larger issues of human betrayal. The film’s lavish spectacle—its flashing marquee lights, insider narration, dizzying quick cuts, and infinite rainbow of costumes—effectively reflect the characters’ emotions and confusion. As with GoodFellas, Casino was written by Nicholas Pileggi, based on his book.