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a scene from, "A BRONX TALE"

Great Scene from “A BRONX TALE”

                                 Written By Chazz Palminteri                                   

                                 Directed By Robert De Niro

 The boy witnesses a mob (Chazz Palminteri) beating and shooting on the streets. This is the dialogue between he and his father (Robert De Niro) after the police investigation and questioning. In my opinion, this is a fabulous street scene in motion picture history.  The Narration through the whole film by Lillo Brancato is fantastic. This film is one of the reasons I chose to write.

Thank you Chazz, Robert and Lillo!

Joe Biondo  

           COLOGERO      (kid)

       We really fooled them, Dad. Yeah.                  

       .. .. I didn't rat, Dad.

             FATHER       (De Niro)

       No, you didn't rat.

             COLOGERO

       I did a good thing, right?

              FATHER

       Yeah, you did a good thing for a bad man.

             COLOGERO

       I did a good thing for a bad man.  

                      NARRATION from  (LILLO BRANCATO)             

   (I didn't understand that at nine years old. All I knew was….  a rat was the lowest thing you could be in my neighborhood.... and I didn't rat.)

       Why did you say I did a good thing for a bad man?

            FATHER

      Because sometimes you have to do things that aren't right.                  

      .. Do you understand?

             COLOGERO                

      No. It's just that I thought I did the right thing.                   

     .. Now I'm not sure I did.

             FATHER

      You did do the right thing. When you get older, you'll see.

 

"THE DROP" 2014, a line by Bob

Please read this, Tom Hardy rocks:

THIS IS THE LINE HARDY (BOB) SAYS IN "THE DROP" THE LINE HITS ME TO THE CORE -
"There’s some sins that you commit that you can’t come back from, no matter how hard you try. You just can’t. You know, they say the devil is waiting for your body to quit because he knows, he knows he already owns your soul. And then I think maybe you know there’s no devil, you die and God, he says – nah, nah you can’t come in. You have to leave now. You have to leave and go away now and you have to be alone. You have to be alone forever."

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