History Film / OceansEleven

6th Jun '17 1:59:20 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* TheDreaded: As mentioned above, Benedict is terrifying because of his penchant for DisproportionateRetribution. However, it goes beyond that; Linus mentions that he's as smart as he is ruthless. When faced with losing his money, he immediately [[spoiler: arranges for a [=SWAT=] team while keeping Rusty on the phone for as long as possible, and has the authorities chase down the escape van.]] When he realizes that there's more to the heist than it appears, he [[spoiler: goes straight for Danny and clearly doesn't believe his story. What he didn't realize was that they ''planned'' for him to act this way.]] Even though the movie ends on a positive note, it's revealed that [[GenreSavvy Terry]] [[spoiler: sent some of his enforcers to follow Danny, Tess, and Rusty.]] This pays off in the opening of ''Ocean's Twelve'', when he personally tracks them all down (and bombs Rusty's car!) and demands his money back... ''with interest''. When he becomes the crew's backer in ''Ocean's Thirteen'', they're all wary of him [[spoiler: and know he'd betray them]] and planned accordingly.

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* TheDreaded: As mentioned above, Benedict is terrifying because of his penchant for DisproportionateRetribution. However, it goes beyond that; Linus mentions that he's as smart as he is ruthless. When faced with losing his money, he immediately [[spoiler: arranges for a [=SWAT=] team while keeping Rusty on the phone for as long as possible, and has the authorities chase down the escape van.]] When he realizes that there's more to the heist than it appears, he [[spoiler: goes straight for Danny and clearly doesn't believe his story. What he didn't realize was that they ''planned'' for him to act this way.]] Even though the movie ends on a positive note, it's revealed that [[GenreSavvy Terry]] [[spoiler: sent some of his enforcers to follow Danny, Tess, and Rusty.]] This pays off in the opening of ''Ocean's Twelve'', when he personally tracks them all down (and bombs Rusty's car!) and demands his money back... ''with interest''. When he becomes the crew's backer in ''Ocean's Thirteen'', they're all wary of him [[spoiler: and know he'd betray them]] and planned accordingly. The fact that he deals with all of this with almost complete TranquilFury makes it even more unnerving.


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* EvilVirtues: Benedict may be terrifying, but Linus also describes him as a machine. He's very well-organized, works hard all day at the office, speaks multiple languages - including Japanese lessons to better appeal to his new clientele - and is such a competent businessman that he runs the three most successful casinos in Las Vegas. He makes the effort to remember the names of his employees, most of whom seem loyal to him. He's patient, methodical, and cunning. It's just that the crew are able to predict what he'll do and plan around it. In contrast, Willy Bank in ''Ocean's Thirteen'' is a corrupt SmugSnake [[{{Jerkass}} who doesn't respect anyone]] and is easily fooled despite having far more technological advantages than Benedict. Danny even mocks Bank's threats toward him, saying, "I know the guys you'd hire to come get me, they like me better than you." That line ''definitely'' wouldn't have worked on Benedict.
6th Jun '17 1:25:31 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* TheDreaded: As mentioned above, Benedict is terrifying because of his penchant for DisproportionateRetribution. However, it goes beyond that; Linus mentions that he's as smart as he is ruthless. When faced with losing his money, he immediately [[spoiler: arranges for a [=SWAT=] team while keeping Rusty on the phone for as long as possible, and has the authorities chase down the escape van.]] When he realizes that there's more to the heist than it appears, he [[spoiler: goes straight for Danny and clearly doesn't believe his story. What he didn't realize was that they ''planned'' for him to act this way.]] Even though the movie ends on a positive note, it's revealed that [[GenreSavvy Terry]] [[spoiler: sent some of his enforcers to follow Danny, Tess, and Rusty.]] This pays off in the opening of ''Ocean's Twelve'', when he personally tracks them all down (and bombs Rusty's car!) and demands his money back... ''with interest''. When he becomes the crew's backer in ''Ocean's Thirteen'', they're all wary of him [[spoiler: and know he'd betray them]] and planned accordingly.
6th Jun '17 12:16:49 AM StreamofConsciousness
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** Clair de Lune plays twice in the first movie: At the pool party just before everyone goes inside to hear Danny's plan, and just before the end when [[spoiler: they pull off the heist and have a quiet moment at the Fountains of Bellagio.]]
5th Jun '17 11:01:17 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* HollywoodAtlas: In order to [[spoiler: steal the Pinch]], the crew breaks into the generically-titled "California Institute of Advanced Science." This is actually the Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility at University of California Irvine. However, it's about a 4 hour drive there from the Las Vegas Strip, so at least it figures into the timing of the story.


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* HollywoodScience: Pretty much everything involved with the Pinch. A real Z-pinch is far too big to fit in the back of a van (it's more like a two story building), requires a much greater power source than car batteries, and doesn't generate anywhere near enough of an EMP to cause a city-wide blackout. A real Z-pinch has been known to occasionally interfere with sensitive electronics like cameras and computers... located right next to the Z-pinch inside the laboratory. The only thing that could [[spoiler: take out Las Vegas]] in such a manner seen in the film is an actual nuke.
5th Jun '17 10:07:19 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* PropRecycling: The wig Rusty uses [[spoiler: while posing as a doctor]] is the one used by Mike Myers during his rehearsals of the first ''Austin Powers'' film.
5th Jun '17 10:06:00 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* PropRecycling: The wig Rusty uses [[spoiler: while posing as a doctor]] is the one used by Mike Myers during his rehearsals of the first ''Austin Powers'' film.


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** In one scene, Terry is denying the request of a "Mr. Levin" to attend the boxing match, saying that he should just watch it on cable and that "surely he must have HBO." This is a nod to Gerald Levine, the chairman of Time-Warner, of which HBO is a subsidiary, as is Warner Brothers, who distributed the film.
** The password Saul gives to the courier with the briefcase is "ya vas liubliu," which is the same Russian phrase Danny Velinski taught to Louis Sedgwick in ''The Great Escape''. It means "I love you."
5th Jun '17 9:01:25 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* FreezeFrameBonus: If you look closely at the article Danny is reading before he meets up with Frank, it reveals that Terry plans to demolish the "Xanadu" - which we see happen - and replace it with the "Angkor Wat Casino and Resort."
31st May '17 1:16:57 PM CaptainCrawdad
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The films are an exercise in cool, with the focus on GentlemanThief characters wearing fashionable suits in exotic locations saying very witty to each other while jazzy music plays. having the Creator/RatPack get together and look cool.

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The films are an exercise in cool, with the focus on GentlemanThief characters wearing fashionable suits in exotic locations saying very witty to each other while exchanging witticisms over jazzy music plays. having music. This goes along with the Creator/RatPack get together and look cool.
original, which was little more than an excuse to bask in the coolness of the Creator/RatPack.
31st May '17 12:54:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The first film involves Danny, an ex-con fresh out of prison, approaching his buddy Rusty about performing a monumental heist. The goal? Rob the central vault of three UsefulNotes/LasVegas casinos at the same time, during a boxing match so that the grand total in the safe would be a little over 160 million dollars. They gather the Eleven and come to learn that the man they are robbing, Terry Benedict, is a man whose principal crime seems to be that he's dating Danny's ''ex-wife'' Tess.

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* The first film involves Danny, an ex-con fresh out of prison, approaching his buddy Rusty about performing a monumental heist. The goal? Rob the central vault of three UsefulNotes/LasVegas casinos at the same time, during a boxing match so that the grand total in the safe would be a little over 160 million dollars.$160 million. They gather the Eleven and come to learn that the man they are robbing, Terry Benedict, is a man whose principal crime seems to be that he's dating Danny's ''ex-wife'' Tess.



* The third is best by itself: a member of the Eleven is double-crossed by an unscrupulous land-owner, Willy Bank (AlPacino), with whom he was collaborating on the opening of a new casino. Danny convenes his gang to ruin this casino's opening night. This time Benedict joins forces with them, [[EnemyMine as he has his own issues with Bank]].

Each film is not intended as anything other than sheer popcorn fun. Planning out the heists is entertaining, but it is mostly an excuse to get an AllStarCast together and have them bounce lines off of each other. This was very much the only real purpose of the original film as well, having the Creator/RatPack get together and look cool.

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* The third is best by itself: has a member of the Eleven is double-crossed by an unscrupulous land-owner, Willy Bank (AlPacino), with whom he was collaborating on the opening of a new casino. Danny convenes his gang to ruin this casino's opening night. This time time, Benedict joins forces with them, [[EnemyMine as he has his own issues with Bank]].

Each film is not intended as anything The films are an exercise in cool, with the focus on GentlemanThief characters wearing fashionable suits in exotic locations saying very witty to each other than sheer popcorn fun. Planning out the heists is entertaining, but it is mostly an excuse to get an AllStarCast together and have them bounce lines off of each other. This was very much the only real purpose of the original film as well, while jazzy music plays. having the Creator/RatPack get together and look cool.



* Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia): The BigBad of the first film, owner of the Bellagio, MGM Grand and the Mirage, three of the biggest casinos in Vegas. He provides the impetus for the second film by tracking down the Eleven and demanding repayment (with interest), and later becomes an ad hoc member of the Thirteen, both as a financial backer and TheShill.

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* Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia): The BigBad of the first film, owner of he runs the Bellagio, MGM Grand and the Mirage, three of the biggest casinos in Vegas. He provides the impetus for the second film by tracking down the Eleven and demanding repayment (with interest), and later becomes an ad hoc member of the Thirteen, both as a financial backer and TheShill.
26th Mar '17 1:09:36 PM nombretomado
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This is the story of a crew of expert thieves as they prepare and execute multiple very difficult heists across several movies. It's called ''Ocean's Eleven'' because the leader's name is Danny Ocean, and there are eleven of them. Originally a remake of the 1960 film ''Film/{{Oceans 11}}'' starring Music/FrankSinatra and the Creator/RatPack, it went on to [[AdaptationDisplacement displace]] the original and spawn two sequels, imaginatively titled ''Ocean's Twelve'' and ''Ocean's Thirteen''.

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This is the story of a crew of expert thieves as they prepare and execute multiple very difficult heists across several movies. It's called ''Ocean's Eleven'' because the leader's name is Danny Ocean, and there are eleven of them. Originally a remake of the 1960 film ''Film/{{Oceans 11}}'' starring Music/FrankSinatra and the Creator/RatPack, it went on to [[AdaptationDisplacement displace]] the original and spawn two sequels, imaginatively titled ''Ocean's Twelve'' and ''Ocean's Thirteen''.
Thirteen''. There is also an upcoming spinoff, featuring an all-female cast: ''Film/OceansEight''.
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