Armond White Movie Review of Barry Levinson film “Bugsy” (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

64)  Armond White Movie Review of the Barry Levinson film Bugsy   -1992-

 

 

 

 

“With Bugsy, screenwriter James Toback gives in, selling short the ethnic subtext of the films he

 

 

 

 

personally directed, and goes mainstream.  The one filmmaker interested in the sexual and ethnic peculiarities of social behavior–who believed in the psychological and cultural details that distinguish individuals–here capitulates to trite gangster mythology.  Bugsy Siegel’s assimilationist drive is…”

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on the Barry Levinson film Bugsy starring Warren Beatty, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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