Scarface - the Greatest Movie of All Time

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The Greatest Movie Ever Made

Perhaps the best movie to ever bless the eyes of any American is the 1983 Brian DePalma gangster movie classic, Scarface. Scarface is the tale of Tony Montana and his journey through his new life in America in the early 80's Cuban immigrant movement. The movie depicts the American dream, to be successful, perfectly. Scarface and its main star, Al Pacino, also shows movie watchers in detail, the process of going from "rags-to-riches" since that is what he did in the feature. Lastly, Scarface is perhaps the best movie to ever be made because it basically contains all the characteristics that are that of a great movie.

First of all, Scarface is one of the greatest feature films ever because it illustrates the American dream perfectly, which is to be successful. This story goes in to detail on what some people are willing to do in chase of the American dream. Tony Montana or Scarface was a man who knew what he wanted, but did not have the patience to get it honorably. This description fits many of today's Americans. The fact that so many people can relate to this obsession with obtaining the American dream, is the reason this movie is considered a classic. Though the way he achieved this dream was not honorable and honest, Montana, through illegal means, became very successful at what he did. This movie, perhaps better than Wallstreet (1987), New Jack City (1991), or any other movie that has tried to depict the American dream, also captured America through its unbelievable realism. In America, being successful is probably the ultimate goal of everyone. No one wants to grow up and be unsuccessful. To many it's easily obtainable and to others it's just a dream. In Scarface, the film shows Montana getting onto the boat that brought him to America, in Mariel, Cuba. When he steps off the boat on the coast of Florida, he is a bum who many would look at in disgust. At the end of this epic tale, as he steps out of his office right...
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