“Gangster Squad”, Los Angeles in the 50′s

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Gangster Squad
Country: US
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Sean Penn, Ryan Golsing, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte
Written by: Will Beall, Paul Lieberman
Costume design: Mary Zophres
US Release: January, 2013

Gangster Squad is one of the first releases of 2013 that looks really good, and the casting is amazing. I missed Ryan Gosling, he did so many films before summer and I hadn’t seen him on the screen in a long time. Emma Stone joins him in the movie (yes, they are a couple again, like in Crazy, Stupid, Love), one of the new generation actresses that I like most. Sean Penn with a new nose is there too, Josh Brolin and Nick Nolte.

The story, based on real facts, tells the fight between the police and the gangsters in Los Angeles in the 40′s and 50′s. The trailer reminds me a lot of L.A. Confidential, a brilliant movie from 1997 with Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Kim Basinger. In fact, the character of Mickey Cohen appears on both films. He was a famous gangster, boxer, and collaborated with Al Capone.

The release of the movie in the US was scheduled for last September, but the film contained a scene in which the gangsters shot at people at a cinema, those scenes had to be re-shot because of the similarity with the real shooting that happened in Colorado at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises (where several people died). They decided to modify that sequence and delete it from the trailer. So it will be on cinemas on January 2013 (US). It’s been one of the most controversial films, due to its strong violence. It has made many people think about how the film industry influences on society with such violent movies. This was the original trailer, and here you can see the modified one.

Let’s talk about the costumes… The designer is the great Mary Zophres, that also made The Big Lebowski, No country for old men, Fargo, Intolerable Cruelty, O’Brother (yes, she’s a Coen brothers’ favourite), The Terminal, Catch me if you can, and many others. A genius, that is. I love the work she’s done with the men suits in Gangster Squad, the coloured details with the flowers on the lapels, the prints of the ties, the hats… And well, Emma Stone wears amazing dresses throughout the film. The red one will be historic, and the golden one makes her look like a Hollywood star from the 50′s.

It seems they’ve invested a lot in the look of the actors. 25 people worked in the make-up and hair team, including special effects and stylists! Judging by the trailer there are a lot of wounds, so that must explain it.

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Gangster Squad
País:
Estados Unidos
Director:
Ruben Fleischer
Actores:
Sean Penn, Ryan Golsing, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte
Guión de:
Will Beall, Paul Lieberman
Directora de vestuario:
Mary Zophres
Estreno en España:
1 de Febrero 2013

Gangster Squad, otra de las películas que se estrenarán a principios del 2013 con muy buena pinta. El reparto es de lujo, empezando por Ryan Gosling, ya le echaba de menos después de la cantidad de películas que protagonizó a comienzos de este año. Le acompaña Emma Stone (sí, hacen de pareja, igual que en Crazy, Stupid, Love), una de las actrices de nueva generación que más me gusta. También está Sean Penn con una nariz distinta, Josh Brolin, y Nick Nolte.

La historia, basada en hechos reales, cuenta la lucha entre la policía y las bandas de gangsters en Los Ángeles durante los años 40 y 50. El trailer recuerda mucho a L.A. Confidential, una película buenísima estrenada en 1997 y protagonizada por Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce y Kim Basinger. Ojalá Gangster Squad logre estar a la altura. De hecho, en ambas películas uno de los personajes es Mickey Cohen, conocido mafioso, boxeador, y colega de Al Capone.

El estreno de la película en Estados Unidos estaba previsto para septiembre, pero el film contiene una escena de un tiroteo en un cine, y a raíz de los asesinatos en una proyección de The Dark Knight Rises en Colorado decidieron modificar esa secuencia y eliminarla del trailer. Por eso tuvieron que volver al rodaje y modificar esa parte. Así que estará en las pantallas en enero de 2013 y en España el 1 de febrero de ese mismo año, bajo el título de Brigada de Élite. Es una de las películas que más polémica ha despertado por la crudeza de algunas de sus escenas (en el trailer eso se percibe), y que ha dado pie a hablar de lo que puede influir en la sociedad las películas tan violentas. Este fue el trailer original, y aquí podéis ver la versión modificada.

Veamos el vestuario…. La diseñadora es la gran Mary Zophres, artífice del vestuario de El Gran Lebowski, No es país para viejos, Fargo,  Crueldad Intolerable, O’Brother (sí, es inseparable de los hermanos Coen), La Terminal, y Atrápame si puedes, entre otras. O sea, una crack. Me encanta el trabajo que ha hecho con los trajes de chaqueta de los actores masculinos en Gangster Squad, los detalles de color de las flores en la solapa, los estampados de las corbatas, los sombreros… Y qué decir de los vestidos que luce Emma Stone. El rojo va a pasar a la historia seguro, y el dorado es digno de superestrella del Hollywood de los años 50.

Parece que han apostado todo por los looks de los actores. En el equipo de peluquería y maquillaje hubo nada menos que 25 personas trabajando, entre estilistas y efectos especiales. A juzgar por el trailer abundan las heridas, por lo que debe de ser ésa una de las principales razones del numeroso equipo.

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14 comentarios en ““Gangster Squad”, Los Angeles in the 50′s

  1. Piter el dijo:

    La peli tiene una pinta increíble, desde el primer momento me recordó a L.A. Confidential completamente!
    El vestuario masculino me encanta, pero debería ver más sobre el de Emma. Aunque no me la creo, no sé por qué. Le falta algo para que la coloque directamente en esa época, quizás el peinado…
    Besos!

  2. Ana M* el dijo:

    El otro día vi el trailer… ¡Me muero de ganas de verla!

  3. María el dijo:

    Qué ganas de verla! Me encanta Sean Penn y Ryan Gosling con Emma Stone… no pueden hacer mejor pareja!!

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