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Round of 64 (Tier 2): The Wolf of Wall Street vs. Raging Bull

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Morrissey, Nov 16, 2021.

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Which film should advance?

Poll closed Nov 20, 2021.
  1. The Wolf of Wall Street

    47.5%
  2. Raging Bull

    52.5%
  1. Morrissey

    Trusted

    Round one is here. 61 years of film with 3 convenient ties. What film will come out on top?

    For this round, we start with:



    THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, a film about greed and crime that tells the truth; there may be some token arrests and some companies might come down, but there are almost no consequences for robbing the American people as long as you do it with the stock market instead of a gun.

    Against...



    RAGING BULL, a cautionary tale about how the seeds of our own destruction is ultimately sown by ourselves. While everyone understands that to an extent, feeling hungover at work after a night of drinking or loosening a belt strap after a rough week, we can fall much farther than that if we reach enough of a height.

    The winner will move on to the next round. The full bracket is attached below.
     
  2. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Maybe sacrilegious but I went Wolf of Wall Street. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Raging Bull though, long enough that I should revisit it. It is a masterpiece. I just think Wolf and Goodfellas are about as good as pop Scorsese gets
     
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  3. Morrissey

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    DeNiro in Raging Bull is the greatest acting performance of all time.
     
  4. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Yep, lol.
     
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  5. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    this is bullshit. i feel like @Jason Tolpin having to choose between these two. went with raging bull and it feels terrible.
     
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  6. Jason Tolpin

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    Yup. I dont want to vote. I will, but I dont like what I choose, because it could go both ways.
     
  7. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    Raging Bull is top 3 Marty, and Wolf of Wall Street (while excellent) isn't top 3 Marty, so Raging Bull wins.
     
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  8. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    yes that’s the mental math i did too
     
  9. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    I've only seen it once, but I really did not enjoy Wolf of Wall Street.
     
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  10. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Coulda been a contenda
     
  11. Jason Tolpin

    Trusted

    Should Wolf of Wall St been up against Wall Street?
     
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  12. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    no
     
  13. Jason Tolpin

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  14. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    it shouldn't be
     
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  15. Victor Eremita

    Not here. Isn't happening. Supporter

    Scorsese on Scorsese crime what gives
     
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  16. Victor Eremita

    Not here. Isn't happening. Supporter

    Raging Bull though pretty easily, and I loved Wolf
     
  17. Mort Michaels

    Father, Son, and House of Gucci

    Wolf is a modern masterpiece
     
  18. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    what is raging bull if not a masterpiece lol
     
  19. Mort Michaels

    Father, Son, and House of Gucci

    True enough, I just like Wolf more and it resonates with me more.
     
  20. Long Century

    Regular

    Raging Bull was a wake up call for me. I had a minor concussion from too much boxing and then fell over playing tennis with a friend. Afterwards I started having emotional problems, getting waves of paranoia, anxiety, becoming irrationally angry. I had a massive augment with my dad and the colours started flipping out, like someone started messing with the hue slider, it became an outer body experience, I knew I was acting crazy and couldn't do anything to stop it, a raging bull.

    Its a sad cycle, boxing makes you insane, your life falls apart and boxing the only thing that makes sense. In the movie Ray eventually goes to prison gets out and does comedy, My coach was an Olympian who was forced to retire at 24 because he failed brain scans, he was never allowed to compete again, he's 48 now, he can't talk and boxes every day.
     
  21. oakhurst

    Trusted

    Wolf of Wall Street. I finally watched raging bull a few years ago and I didn’t find it near as good as some people were praising it to be.
     
  22. ALT/MSC/FAN

    It's chaos. Be kind. Prestigious

    I love Raging Bull, but Wolf of Wall Street is one of my favorite movies.
     
  23. Morrissey

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    DiCaprio and Hill got all the attention but the lackeys were so funny too.
     
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  24. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    Bernthal is on one
     
  25. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    I don't know the name of the actor who plays Rugrat but he's one of those character actors you start to recognize over time. He's great in everything he does.