History Film / TheDeparted

12th Sep '17 4:42:47 AM HBarnill
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--> -'''Frank Costello'''

3rd Sep '17 9:23:58 PM Pallo
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* PrecisionFStrike: As we all know, this is a film with ''a lot'' of swearing. However, there are a few characters who rarely do, Queenan being one of them. He veers into this territory when discussing the possibility of relieving Billy of his duties.

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* PrecisionFStrike: As we all know, this is a film with ''a lot'' of swearing. However, there are a few characters who rarely do, Captain Queenan being one of them. He veers into this territory when discussing the possibility of relieving Billy of his duties.
31st Aug '17 11:06:46 AM kquinn0830
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* FeedTheMole: In order to find the rat at SUI, Costigan tells Dignam to slip the info about cameras being installed at Costello's place: "Flush it down the pipe, see if it comes out on my end."

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* FeedTheMole: FeedTheMole:
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In order to find the rat at SUI, Costigan tells Dignam to slip the info about cameras being installed at Costello's place: "Flush it down the pipe, see if it comes out on my end.""
** Costello tells Costigan about a drug boat coming into Gloucester, knowing that if the police find out about it that means he's the rat. However, at this point Costigan is paranoid about the informant in the police department and doesn't tell Queenan or Dignam, so when Sullivan tells Costello the police haven't heard about it, Costello thinks this means Costigan isn't the rat.
6th Aug '17 12:49:39 AM MatthewRenn
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** A few others, including Costello's back-up crew, I often seen hanging around in the background, but none are given any significant screentime or dialogue, effectively making them little more than set dressing.


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** Ray Winstone seems to slip back into his signature Cockney accent every other syllable.
23rd Apr '17 11:00:33 AM JulianLapostat
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--> '''[[http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Interview-Martin-Scorsese-3542.html Martin Scorsese]]''': ''"What I immediately related to in the material of Bill Monahan's script...As we were making it I'm realizing that we're in a moral Ground Zero...it's a world where morality no longer exists. Costello knows this. I think he's almost above it, he knows that God doesn't exist anymore in the world that they're in and it's the old story, in order to know you have a problem first you have to know you have a problem...I think for me it just is a sadness and a sense of despair since we've been [[TheWarOnTerror in this situation]] since September 11th and somehow this all came together and that's what kept me going in depicting this world sort of like a moral Ground Zero."''
23rd Apr '17 10:52:33 AM JulianLapostat
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--> ''"Francis, it's a nation of fucking rats."''
4th Apr '17 7:53:16 PM dmcreif
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** The movie shows the dangers of an undercover cop is not only the risk of being caught, but the risk [[spoiler:of dying while undercover, with the only people who can verify your existence also dead, your records deleted and you are forced to end up BecomingTheMask for real. Costigan barely averts this by the end, but Delhaunt, the Boston Police Department mole, is forced to participate in the death of police officer Queenan, and Costigan gets desperate knowing that eventually he would have to get his hands dirty]].
** A lot of old gangster movie tropes are overturned. Policework isn't an avenue for redemption but a line of work. Costigan's desire for redeeming his family name [[spoiler:ends up getting him killed, Sullivan sees the Law Enforcement as a cynical career move, and betrays his criminal allies not out of moral outrage but to cover his tracks]]. As for the Church and reforming priests trying to reform criminals a la ''Film/AngelsWithDirtyFaces'', here they are pedophiles who get blackmailed by an AxCrazy sleazebag mob boss. Likewise, most of the problems happen because the Staties, Boston PD and the FBI fail to collaborate with each other and screw over each other rather than do what they are supposed to do.

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** The movie shows the dangers of an undercover cop is cop. There's not only the risk of being caught, but the risk [[spoiler:of dying while undercover, with the only people who can verify your existence also dead, your records deleted and you are forced to end up BecomingTheMask for real. Costigan barely averts this by the end, but Delhaunt, Delahunt, the Boston Police Department mole, other undercover cop, is forced to participate in the death of police officer Queenan, Queenan's murder, and Costigan gets desperate knowing that eventually he would have to get his hands dirty]].
** A lot of old gangster movie tropes are overturned. Policework Police work isn't an avenue for redemption redemption, but a line of work. Costigan's desire for redeeming his family name [[spoiler:ends up getting him killed, Sullivan sees the Law Enforcement law enforcement as a cynical career move, and betrays his criminal allies not out of moral outrage but to cover his tracks]]. As for the Church and reforming priests trying to reform criminals a la ''Film/AngelsWithDirtyFaces'', here they are pedophiles who get blackmailed by an AxCrazy sleazebag mob boss. Likewise, most of the problems happen because the Staties, Boston PD and the FBI fail to collaborate with each other and screw over each other rather than do what they are supposed to do.



* DirtyCop: Sullivan. Ironically, he's not very well liked within the department because everyone thinks that he's using his ''squeaky clean record'' ([[ProfessionalButtKisser and a whole lot of asskissing]]) to get ahead. In a way, Costigan is technically one of these given that he is sent to prison on a trumped-up assault charge so that he can have an official criminal record and street cred before infiltrating Costello's crew, given his family's background.

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* DirtyCop: Colin Sullivan. Ironically, he's not very well liked within the department because everyone thinks that he's using his ''squeaky clean record'' ([[ProfessionalButtKisser and a whole lot of asskissing]]) to get ahead. In a way, Costigan is technically one of these given that he is sent to prison on a trumped-up assault charge so that he can have an official criminal record and street cred before infiltrating Costello's crew, given his family's background.



* FeedTheMole: In order to find the rat at SUI, Billy tells Dignam to slip the info about cameras being installed at Costello's place: "Flush it down the pipe, see if it comes out on my end."

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* FeedTheMole: In order to find the rat at SUI, Billy Costigan tells Dignam to slip the info about cameras being installed at Costello's place: "Flush it down the pipe, see if it comes out on my end."



--> '''Costello''': Cops and criminals. The way I see it is when they point a loaded gun on your head, what's the difference?

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--> '''Costello''': Cops and When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. The way I see it Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when they point you're facing a loaded gun on your head, gun, what's the difference?



* ThreeVolleyFlinch: One of the ways we can tell that one character is a hard-hearted sociopath is that he's the only person who ''doesn't'' flinch at the sound of the guns at the police funeral.

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* ThreeVolleyFlinch: One of the ways we can tell that one character Sullivan is a hard-hearted sociopath is that he's the only person who ''doesn't'' flinch at the sound of the guns at the police funeral.
26th Mar '17 8:32:16 PM creader
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* CaliforniaDoubling: [[BigApplesauce New York]] stands in for Boston in some scenes.
** In ''most'' scenes ... Scorsese wanted to shoot in Boston, but there were issues, and New York offered a tax credit, so they only shot in Boston for a week to use scenery that was identifiably Boston.
** However, due to the success of the film and the academy awards it earned, a 25% tax credit was created for filmmaking in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Subsequent films that take place in Boston, like ''Film/TheTown'', have hence been shot on location, and several films that are set elsewhere have been made in Massachusetts.
10th Mar '17 1:04:20 AM HBarnill
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--> Frank Costello: (after shooting a woman) She fell funny.

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--> Frank Costello: '''Frank Costello''': (after shooting a woman) She fell funny.
10th Mar '17 1:03:47 AM HBarnill
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* BlackComedy: A lot of what Costello is this:
--> Frank Costello: (after shooting a woman) She fell funny.
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