28 June 2009

notionpicture: the departed

Rating: M I S E D U C A T I O N

saw it tonight for the second time, and although i'm against seeing movies multiple times unless it serves a purpose, this one is an exception. it deserves all the praise it's received due to how the storyline of Infernal Affairs is embedded into American, particularly Bostonian, culture. revolving around the idea of deception, this movie is surely another Scorsese great.

i've yet to see the Infernal Affairs trilogy, and i'll hold my judgment on that when i do. for the meantime, this movie is highly appreciated due to its superb cast, vulgar yet witty and very memorable dialogye and mostly its symbolism; particularly the kettle sound before Billy and Madolyn's love scene, and of course, the last scene of the movie showing a lone rat with the backdrop of the State House, making it the the sweet icing on the cake we know as The Departed.

an interesting note about it is on a crucial scene in the movie, it pays homage to Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones, and accordingly, one of it's songs, Let It Loose is also on the soundtrack.



Audio: "Let It Loose" by The Rolling Stones.

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