Why ‘Legend’ Is A Better Gangster Movie Than ‘Goodfellas’ [Podcast]

CW: suicide

This episode will deal with the topic of suicide. Please check SuicidePrevention.ca for resources and crisis centers near you, or for American listeners, please check Suicidology.com’s crisis centers.

The Movie: Legend (2015)

I am thrilled to welcome co-host Caroline Diezyn back to the country and back to the podcast.

After two scrapped plans to review crime movies in the past, I finally got the chance to talk about a crime drama with Caroline. Legend tells the true-ish story of Ronnie and Reggie Kray, twin mobsters from the East End of London during the late 1960s. In this telling, the brothers (both played by Tom Hardy) seem impossibly charming but, like with any good gangster movie, have their devious deeds catch up to them.

 

Listen Here:

 

Further Reading, Viewing, and Links:

  • N/A

 

Other Episodes Referenced:

  • Episode #35 – Practical Magic – w/ Caroline Diezyn
  • Episode #53 – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo w/ Caroline Diezyn
  • Episode #63 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – w/ Caroline Diezyn and Chris de Hoog
  • Episode #67 – Pulp Fiction w/ Caroline Diezyn
  • Episode #74 – Back to the Future Part II – w/ Rob MacDougall
  • Episode #83Christine – w/ Jeremy Hobbs

Other Movies and Series mentioned:

  • The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Bright
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
  • The Departed
  • Django Unchained
  • Dustin Checks In
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Gad Elmaleh: Part En Live
  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather Part II
  • Goodfellas
  • Grace & Frankie
  • Inception
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Justified
  • Legend (1985)
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • Luke Cage
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Over the Hedge
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
  • RocknRolla
  • Snatch
  • The Trust

 


 

Dylan Clark-Moore is a podcast creator and blogger at NetFlakes. You can find him on Letterboxd and Twitter.

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