Scarface: The Shame of the Nation

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Scarface: The Shame of the Nation
The rise from an ordinary middle class gangster to a notorious and high class ruler, “Scarface” is a story of a man who gets his dream and desired status in the gang world through multiple phases of killing and torturing others. It’s a story of Tony Camonte (Paul Muni) and his rise and fall as a gangster, a story of violence that ends in self-destruction. “Scarface” not only portrays the ruthless achievement of a gangster but also gives the reason behind their achievement. A moral statement glares in the screen “THE GOVERNMENT IS YOUR GOVERNMET. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?” at the very beginning of the movie. After going through the movie and trying to relate everything in it, this statement indeed turns out to be the most significant part, together with the famous “X” motif. One of the boldest, raw and violent movies of all time, the story of “Scarface” blames the audience for the existence of gangsters and their mob activities. Three rounds of bullets are fired on an old-fashioned and obnoxious gangster named “Big Louie” in the early morning scene as dawn approaches. Tony Camonte has just killed his boss “Big Louie” because he plans to join another notorious and rival gangster “Johnny Lovo”. A waiter cleaning the mess from the last night party witnesses the killing of “Big Louie” but quietly leaves the scene without doing anything. A common man, who suppresses his voice against violence and injustice, is the reason behind the increasing gang activities according to the movie. Another scene shows the arrest of Tony Camonte and Guino Rinaldo (Tony’s right-hand man) in a local barbershop. The barber himself helps Tony in hiding the gun before police enters the saloon, which is another example of people helping gangsters. As police takes Rinaldo and Camonte for the investigation of Big Louie’s murder, general public surrounds the scene. Once again, both Rinaldo and Camonte have build up their notorious status among the...
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