"FEATURING CINEMA'S SECOND MOST SHOCKING SHOWER SCENE" - AT METROGRAPH TONIGHT
The Metrograph in New York City is screening Brian De Palma's Scarface this weekend, and their description of the film is too much fun not to share, so here it is:
De Palma’s ultraviolent, ultra-quotable, ultra-colorful, ultra everything remake of Howard Hawks’s gangster classic is the crass flipside to The Godfather, a massively deranged and gleefully disreputable tale of the rise and plunging downfall of a Cuban immigrant turned Miami drug kingpin. Al Pacino throws himself into the title role with the fury of an angry Rottweiler, while Michelle Pfeiffer glowers gorgeously in her breakthrough role as his trophy wife. Featuring cinema’s second most shocking shower scene, and a script by Oliver Stone, Scarface is the film of the Reagan eighties.