Posts Tagged ‘Great Heists’

The Killing

“You got a great big dollar sign there where most women have a heart.”   Stanley Kubrick’s 3rd film, “The Killing,” was a box office bomb due to a poor release plan from United Artists and virtually no marketing. Luckily, the film was critically praised and has grown in stature since its release in 1956.…

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Inside Man

“Respect is the ultimate currency.” After director Ron Howard dropped out from “Inside Man” to instead re-team with Russell Crowe on “Cinderella Man,” producer Brian Grazer ended up turning to an unlikely director to make this fun heist film — Spike Lee. Give his largest budget and a script that’s more of a genre film…

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The Town

“Heisting banks is a trade in Charlestown, the way villages in old Europe used to be known for certain crafts. In the Town, it’s banks and armored cars.” Ben Affleck made a smart move when he decided to start directing films. He had made some bad career moves as an actor and was fizzling out.…

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The Bank Job

“No robbers in here.” There’s something interesting about heist films because, generally, you’re rooting for criminals to pull off a heist and criminals usually aren’t who you’d expect to be your protagonist. But watching Roger Donaldson’s 2008 heist film The Bank Job, based on the real Baker Street Robbery in London 1971, you can’t help…

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