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Hoffa (1992) [Jun. 20th, 2004|01:30 am]

The latest twist in the Hoffa disappearance . . .

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-05-28-hoffa_x.htm (link to article . . . searching for evidence of Hoffa's demise in a Detroit home)

Yeah, whoever did it made sure he wouldn't be found.

The film is interesting enough . . . you see Nicholson play a really good rendition of Hoffa.

DeVito's work on the film is interesting. For the screenplay, Hoffa was given an Ishmael, played by DeVito's character, Bobby Chiaro.

Chiaro is a fictional worker close to James Riddle Hoffa.

On the day Hoffa disappeared, he was to go to the Machus Red Fox, the place where Hoffa was to meet up with alleged Detroit mobster Anthony "Tony Jack" Giacalone and New Jersey labor leader Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, also an alleged Genovese family mobster.

In Hoffa, well, the Red Fox became a fictional "Road House" . . . and that's where the story takes place, in flashback. Chiaro recalls the old days, while waiting for D'Allesandro, a fictional underworld guy, to show up for a meeting.

http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/famous/jimmy_hoffa/1.html (link to Hoffa's disappearance from Court TV's Crime Library Website)

It's a pretty good movie, and the ending is crazy. I had a feeling that what was going to happen would happen . . . but it doesn't make complete sense, considering DeVito's character had access to a shotgun in the "Road House" restaurant. It seemed like Hoffa and Chiaro were prepared.

It was pretty cool to see the Ambassador Bridge in one of the scenes.

I've been down around the bridge area . . . it's awful, near Zug Island, that whole area is abandoned . . . very spooky at night.

On a non-related note, it's Father's Day.

Have a happy one, to all you fathers out there.

[User Picture]From: anthrogeek
2004-06-20 04:21 pm (UTC)
def a good movie, overall.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-21 06:52 am (UTC)
The ending left me a little bit on the border.

When it came to an end, I was like, "Damn, I had a feeling that was going to happen, in exactly that way."

It just didn't seem as likely because Chiaro had firearm access . . . so did Hoffa. It seemed like they were on protected turf, so it wouldn't seem likely that it would happen that way.

Although, Julius Caesar, as it is written, was stabbed to death among his colleagues, I think. Brutus conspired, and it all took place right on familiar territory.
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[User Picture]From: anthrogeek
2004-06-21 01:25 pm (UTC)
well, it is a movie and those things happen...
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-06-21 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, as I mentioned before this post, sometimes I wonder why in the hell I even mention any critical analysis of film.

I'm still lingering and concerned, probably without merit as such . . . however, I'm concerned that offering critique of films will pigeon-hole me into a segregation of critics that exists between the critic and the artist.
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