The Public Enemy vs White Heat


(Starblack) #1

Both classic Warner Brothers gangster films, both with searing James Cagney performances, crackling dialogue and legendary set pieces.

But is it “I ain’t so tough” or “Made it Ma, top of the world” for you?


(Bad Lieutenant) #2

Hahaha


(John Welles) #3

This comparing two films (or people, or fruit) thing is spreading like wildfire!


(Dillinger) #4

Haven’t noticed that yet…


(I...I...Idiot) #5

or a rash


(ENNIOO) #6

You never know a thread comparing the compare threads may pop up.


(korano) #7

I don’t care for James Cagney soooo…


(Rififii) #8

tsk, tsk, tsk…


(korano) #9

I always thought of him as a little man who alwayswanted to be a big man so he hides his height in tough guy personas.


(ENNIOO) #10

I have a friend like this.


(korano) #11

Me too

Which has led me to believe it is some sort of physcological thing. Maybe even Fruedian!


(Spaghetti Monkey) #12

I’m not a huge Cagney fan either, but WHITE HEAT is brilliant. Have you seen WHITE HEAT Korano, it might be worth a look. I actually don’t care much for PUBLIC ENEMY.


(Spaghetti Monkey) #13

I just remembered, WHITE HEAT is playing on Turner Classic Movies next monday at 9:30pm est. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a cheap way to catch it.


(Phil H) #14

Tough guy gangster roles are almost always played by little guys.

Jimmy Cagney
Edward G Robinson
Humphrey Bogart
Al Pacino

I don’t think this is by chance. There is something far more compelling and menacing about an angry small man intent on power.


(davidf) #15

[quote=“korano, post:7, topic:1851”]I don’t care for James Cagney soooo…[/quote]“why, you dirty rat” LoL


(davidf) #16

" WHITE Heat " by far


(korano) #17

[quote=“Phil H, post:14, topic:1851”]Tough guy gangster roles are almost always played by little guys.

Jimmy Cagney
Edward G Robinson
Humphrey Bogart
Al Pacino

I don’t think this is by chance. There is something far more compelling and menacing about an angry small man intent on power.[/quote]Don’t forget Joe Pesci