Serpico (1973) – Movie Review
We started with the Cruising in the last post and I think it is a good idea to continue with Al Pacino movies further. Serpico is the best example of underrated movie of 70’s. This excellent melodrama movie is about a new New York cop Francesco Vincent Serpico played by Al Pacino who doesn’t want to admire the corruption inside his police department and tries to play a “fair cop game”
Serpico stands like a white crow among the others, do not taking the “severance pays” from the street “friends” and his bribed colleagues. Acting like a fair and honest cop he realizes that the whole department, the whole corrupted system goes against him, squeezing and smashing him psychlogically and eventually even physically.
This is a story about how the gray reality wants to change the man, how the corrupted and rusted regime tries to make from an honest and diligent man the cogwheel, the “passer” with no principles. This movie about a small man with the great heart and persistence.
Serpico is a great movie, it is an already classic and there is no need to criticize or describe it anymore. It’s like a Godfather of it’s genre – simple and genius, nothing to add nothing to take. Just buy this movie whatever it cost and enjoy the journey to the last Hollywood’s golden age of 70’s.
So, like said one of Serpico’s mates approaching at the bed with the sleeping cop on it:
[blockquote_message]Drop your cocks and grab your sucks!… Serpico. 1973
Wal-mart Nation? – Wal-mart Sucks!
Why is a billionaire jackass corporation became so well hatred amongst Americans? Because it’s screwed up them all and it still continues to do that! Actually, like any business corporation in the US it makes its homework well. Starting from the consumer continuing with the “cheap” employees and destroyed small businesses Walmart established its own black mark of destruction. Thanks sirs… may I suck your digs for that?
The official Walmart advertising solemnly proclaims: MADE IN USA! Made in USA? What exactly was made in USA you turd suckers? You mean Walmart? The corporation? LOL! May I buy it?
Yes, it was made in USA, and it’s absolutely nothing than an assets of the corporation which is held by 1% of the American population and you are not one of them! Walmart is nothing than a corporation, the status on a paper, the legal entity-and fucking yes its made in the USA…
BUT NOT THE FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODS!
So what? Why its so freaking cheap? Do you really believe that US made goods could be possible so outrageously cheap? The answer is simple-cheap ass products from China and cheap ass labor for 7$ per hour!
It destroys small business!
Yes it is! Use your logic, motherfucker – if your giant neighbor store is so successful, would anybody buy from you then? Isn’t simple formula? If you are dumb enough to not believe in that watch this:
Now, the typical reaction of the small business owners sounds like: “look out, Walmart is coming to our community!” So, now I know what means “high cost of the low prices”, year the high cost is our dismantling economy… but you don’t fucking worry,we still has that “low pierces”, boy! You still can buy a cheap Chinese plastic in Walmart and eat it!
Slave-Mart? Low wages?
Humping 12 hours 6/7 days for pennies just to pay for rent and a little bit to snack? Do you have any alternatives, especially if you are not speaking English well and the police is hunting for your “illegal” Hispanic ass? Sorry for intolerance, but that’s just so typical.. sad, but typical.
First of all, this is all about greed, and this is all about illegal immigrant labor, or at least desperate Americans who has no chances to find a job everywhere else. And that desperate position of the humiliated human being makes the corporation named Walmart so advanced. It’s like saying to society, exhaling death:
[blockquote_message]Be fucking poor enough to be enslaved in our labor and programs! Walmart-we are loving you![/blockquote_message]
Squeezing out on medical insurance?
Oh, my Lord Barrack Obama, I can’t afford Medicare, I can’t afford a medical insurance, what shall I do? Don’t fucking worry amigo, Wall-mart will fuck you directly in the ass so you will be charged with a new wave of opportunity to mop the floors and toilets on the maximal speed! And I’m not talking about horror stories which you can find HERE
[blockquote]Just like in cartoons, my vision went blinding white then white stars speckled my vision for a good five seconds before I staggered to my feet. I was in shock and started doing a zombie-shuffle back to my department, blood oozing from my scalp to my forehead. Some form of management intercepted me and brought me to the back office. I remember being sat down and thinking surely I was going to the hospital right up the road. Literally, the hospital was five minutes away. Instead of calling an ambulance, you know in case I had a concussion or worse, I was loaded into a manager’s personal car.[/blockquote]
Loaded into a manager’s personal car? For what for? To do a blow job? Is this a part of Walmart policy? Not yet, guys, but it will be. The sense is clear – to not fucking pay for the medical insurance and social services, you know it is obligatory for an employer.
Stop fucking consuming like pigs!
Think about people starving all over the world, you are stinky bastards! Yeah, I’m talking to the middle ranged American consumer with PR -12 who created those corporations on their own ass. I’ve never seen a nation mutated so hard and desperate like American.
It “Free and cheap” for the masses! It turns out to transform the country into communism where you will have only one shop to buy there your favorite Chinese pork chops for fixed prices! Hurray, bitches!
It looks like a pig factory where you can get free, or a cheep food to be chopped up later. People who are eating shit are turning into a shit themselves! Remember, the greed creates monsters!
What can we say about the classic movie of 80’s? The movie definitely is not a cyberpunk but it has that realistic approach to the dialogs and backgrounds. Oliver Stone’s America is not a shiny place of American dream like we can see it in many Hollywood slicks. It’s not polished glittering skyscrapers and smiley passersby of the happy and rich middle class. It is a dark, buzzing, smoking, dirty and struggling corporate machine where you are trying to survive, screwing the others at the left and the right. You can see the realistic face of New York City with its moving elements of cars and people. Even the main hero leaves like a rat in a cheap rental condo of the West side near the stench and gutters. So what did you expect? Shiny Wall Street columns?
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I do really recommend watch this movie if you have never seen that before and even re-watch it for all of those who think he knows all. Now, to be honestly this is not a documentary of the stock market exchange and routine life of brokers and managers. Yes it has its atmosphere the main line is the devastating power of greed. The director of “Wall Street” made a great shift towards realism. You don’t see any “friends” or people who would help you just because you
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are looking like Shin’s hero. You see real tigers like Gecko (Michael Douglas) who mind only his own business and super power of greed. The man even has his own philosophy of greed, which he derived from Nietzsche I presume. The maniac rules the whole corporation screwing his opponents with no regret and with the smile on his face. And in one day he decides…. Now wait a second, I’m not going to reveal the whole plot. You’d better go and watch for yourself.
The movie reveals the essence of the American capitalism: greed and unmoral rivalry. The true line was reveal also about destroying of America but those corporations, because they are buying out businesses and entrepreneurs closing them down.
The movie even has its own lesson: “Stop always looking only for easy money. Instead of buying and selling others start creating something!”
God bless what a good lesson!