Friday, February 11, 2011


Snatch, 2000. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring: Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham.

"Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond." (IMDB).

This is another one of my all time favorite films; it's just busy and fun. I think the most fun thing about it is deciphering what Mickey (Brad Pitt) is saying half the time. That and all the squeaking dog antics. I think the credits (as in Run Lola Run), the way the characters are introduced are genius. I may even like the credits better than the actual film. My very, very favorite item is the Hasidic diamond heist ending with a tight shot of Franky's pistol, "WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY GUY RITCHIE."  And Goddammit, I couldn't find an image of it anywhere; just trust me on this, it's pretty much the coolest thing, ever.

It almost makes you want to direct films, doesn't it, just to put your own name on a weapon after a killer opening sequence? When (if) my day ever comes, it'll be vertically down the length of a Hanzo sword. In the meantime, check this out: