It’s a slow news day. So here’s Ben Affleck’s top 11 heist films.
On any other day, I'm not sure I would take the time to report something like this. But, seeing how this news days is less interesting than watching GIGLI in reverse with Spanish dubbing and subtitles, we bring you Ben Affleck's top eleven heist films. Affleck knows a thing or two about this particular genre, having directed THE TOWN - the year's most interesting and celebrated crime flick that's not called INCEPTION. If you haven't seen it, do. Steal it if you have to just to get the spirit of things. (We here at Gordon and the Whale do not condone larceny, whether it be physical or digital. That is unless it is the theft of THE TOWN).
Check out the list after the point break, which includes everything from RIFIFI to RESERVOIR DOGS. Then head over to The Daily Beast to see what Affleck had to say about each film.
11. POINT BREAK
9. RESERVOIR DOGS
8. THE KILLING
7. THE USUAL SUSPECTS
6. THE BANK JOB
5. OCEAN'S 11
1. THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE
This list is validated for me in that Affleck included POINT BREAK, which he states THE TOWN owes a lot to in terms of inspiration. "In that movie, they found the bank robbers because whenever the, I don’t even know what the expression is, the 'big, great' waves would move around to various locations, the robberies would move with them. It was fun, it was really specific to a certain environment and world, which is what we were trying to do with THE TOWN. And it had this really creative, interesting, visual way that these robberies would happen, that didn’t undermine the film’s sense of realism."
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