15 years later, Scorsese remakes “State Of Grace’…and this time he gets the Oscar.
That may make sense on some planet.
Whether “Grace” served as inspiration for these 2 films or not may never be answered….or admitted to..,.
But as it’s an overlooked film I wanted to give it an article for you, the troops, because it deserves your respect.
This tale, when combined with Joanou’s direction, Jordan Cronenweth’s visual ability and Ennio Morricone emotional, haunting and beautiful score, then the performances of Penn, Oldman, Wright & Harris…becomes more than a crime drama with poignant & memorable performances, characters we relate to and care for, along with a carefully thought out visual aesthetic and underlying tragic score…
It ends up becoming a beautiful film noir piece.
It won’t leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, it doesn’t let you off the hook…as nobody wins here.
It’s a tragic piece, performed with conviction by both the cast and crew…and I can’t recommend it enough, It’s a remarkable film.