Thanks for watching! This week’s video essay takes a look at Brian De Palma’s Scarface and how he and screenwriter Oliver Stone were able to create sympathy for Tony Montana and then take it away as the film progresses. https://twitter.com/JackMoviereview
Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. It is a remake of the 1932 film and tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) who arrives in 1980s Miami with nothing and rises to become a powerful drug lord. The cast also features Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.