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Jake Lamotta Punches CB Out

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Saturday night rolls around and I ask my best Gal what she’d like to watch?  “Raging Bull” she says.  I love that Gal!  So we spent the night with a certified wack job, basket case, fucking screwball. CB has seen this film a couple times and watching it again didn’t diminish his love for this movie.

Violent, abusive, realistic, uncensored and beautifully made.  It’s a tough subject because Jake Lamotta was a tough guy.  This was when CB was digging Scorsese’s work.  DeNiro, Pesci and Moriarty are a winning trifecta if you like messed up relationships.

This movie was made for black and white cinematography. This is not just a great boxing film but a great film period.  Right from the top with Lamotta dancing in the ring you know this is going to be a good one.  No punches pulled in this film.  Man do I love that Gal of mine.  No romantic comedy’s for her.  Well this kinda is a love story…..

See y’all in a couple weeks at the Drive In.



12 comments on “Jake Lamotta Punches CB Out

  1. MusiCommentator
    July 16, 2017

    Is Stallone in this one or am I thinking of someone else?

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  2. Jim S.
    July 16, 2017

    A great, great movie. My buddy Bill and I quote from it all the time. I left a message on his machine recently. “Hey, Ray. You never got me down, Ray.” My favorite: “Don’t overcook the steak. It defeats its own purpose. “. “

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 16, 2017

      It’s a good one Doc. Quote city from that one. They talk about great pairings in film. DeNiro/Pesci are as real as you can get. I guess because they’re a little x rated they don’t get mentioned.

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  3. greenpete58
    July 17, 2017

    A film with no bullshit. But didn’t Scorsese borrow Hitchcock or someone when he choreographed the big fight scene? Nonetheless, he made it his own.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      July 17, 2017

      See how that “no bullshit” term jut seems to be so versatile. Don’t know about the “fight scene” but I do know that Martin is a big fan of Alfred and I can think of shots etc that he has borrowed. Funny you should mention Hitchcock, watched ‘Rebecca’ on the weekend. It was one I’ve never seen. It was very good. Scorsese had his finger on the pulse in these kinds of pictures. Take care Pete.


  4. 1537
    July 17, 2017

    Great American art. ’nuff said.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Casual But Smart
    January 14, 2019

    Good stuff as always! Maybe all the hype I read before the movie made me a bit to harsh 🤔

    Liked by 1 person

    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 15, 2019

      It’s not easy blocking that “hype” out. I still have to work at it. Sounded like you gave a good honest take at the time. I’ve been know to change my opinion on second viewing (or listening). Sometimes it’s just the mindset at the time and “hype’ can color that.
      So many films on these lists i could view a thousand times and not change my opinion no matter what (maybe if someone gave me $10).
      The people that I tune into on this blog thing are very cool and honest. They all give their personal experience on the music/films they take in. Pretty easy for CB to agree that ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’ is a great piece of film. But I think what makes it personal is what moved me (or you) in the watching.
      Good stuff. I’ll be back


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