R | | Biography, Drama, Sport
Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
Martin Scorsese shunned the idea of filming the boxing scenes with multiple cameras. Instead, he planned months of carefully choreographed movements with one camera. He wanted the single camera to be like "a third fighter".
Jake La Motta:
I remember those cheers / They still ring in my ears / After years, they remain in my thoughts. / Go to one night / I took off my robe, and what'd I do? I forgot to wear shorts. / I recall every fall / Every hook, every jab / The worst way a guy can...
When Jake and Joey are trying to set the TV antenna towards the end of the film, the screen noise pattern is different in close-ups and wide shots.
The film is in black and white, but during the opening credits, the title is in red letters.
$13,568 (USA) (30 January 2005)
$23,383,987 (USA) (17 February 2005)
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