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Bugsy Movie Review Summary

Actors: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna

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BUGSY is a movie written by James Toback and directed by Barry Levinson in 1991. Nine nominations for the Academy Awards.
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The movie depicts the last years of the life of Benjamin -Bugsy- Siegel who, with Meyer Lansky and Charlie Luciano, was one of the top gangsters of NYC. Warren -Bugsy- Beatty meets the aspirant actress Annette Bening in Los Angeles and falls madly in love with her while his family has stayed in New-York. After an almost mystical vision in the Nevada desert, Beatty persuades his criminal partners to join him in the construction of a casino in the middle of the desert : the Flamingo set in a nowhere place called Las Vegas. Leaving the economical questions to Annette Bening, Beatty wants and sees his dream coming true before his very eyes. But the operation, first budgeted at 1 million $ will cost nearly 6 millions and the mob doesn't trust Bugsy anymore as a secret account related to Annette Bening has been discovered in a swiss bank.

The american dream of a criminal. Perfect.


The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   criminals killing each other    -   Mafia conflict

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast    -   California Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles    -   wealthy    -   Las Vegas Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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