Casino – The Movie That Changed the World
Casinos are a thrilling and magical experience. From the flashing lights to the clinking of coins and the intoxicating scent of pure excitement, there’s something about casinos that’s hard to find anywhere else. And while people go to casinos for many reasons – from the regulars who stride around with confidence, to those who are trying to win back what they’ve lost from their last round – the one thing they all have in common is that they’re having a great time!
Whether you’re watching the gangsters strut their stuff, or getting involved in one of their elaborate heists, casinos are high stakes environments where anything can happen. But that’s not the only reason why casinos are such fascinating places – they also offer a unique glimpse into gambling and the similarities between it and entrepreneurship.
After the massive success of Goodfellas, Scorsese teamed up with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci once again to create Casino. Like Goodfellas, it’s a bloody and profane portrait of organized crime, but the film’s refusal to draw a line between depiction and endorsement makes it a more challenging and thought-provoking work than its predecessor. But it also puts a human face on the criminal world, and gives audiences a glimpse of what it’s really like to gamble for your life in this high-stakes business.