SilvioMancini wrote:Thanx Bada,
What I lack in detail I make up for in content IMHO. That scene to me has a lot more significance than maybe we really recognized the first or even seventh time seeing it. All things in the last two seasons or all of season six bring everything to that point full circle. This thread of story (raging Bull) with the story of Tony has a lot more significance than maybe appreciated before. I think this scene foreshadowed the death of Tony IMHO. The fall of the greatest...........
I have a confession to make.
Even though I boxed competitively for 6 years in my early twenties, I have never watched raging bull....I hate watching most boxing movies because the fight scenes are so unrealistic.
So I may be missing something, but I don't get the connection with Phil. OK, it's plausible you can make the Tony = La Motta comparison, but where does Phil fit in?
The fall of the greatest.... You're not suggesting La Motta was in any way the greatest are you????
If Tony mirrored La Motta, isn't it more likely he sunk to deep depths, then redeemed himself by quitting the mob, rather than being shot? Where is the redemption in that?
Maybe we should start a thread, what would Tony's occupation have been after he left the mob??