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Sunday, March 13, 2011

martin scorsese & the x's

martin scorsese used x’s throughout the departed in honor of howard hawks’ classic 1932 scarface. he used the symbol to hint at everyone’s impending doom. i love finding things like this because to me it's like the director is telling you that there's more to the film than just a story with a plot and characters. i think symbols and themes are a few things that make a truly good film.