Prizzi’s Honor

Once Upon a Time, the Prizzi’s Honor by John Huston (1985)

Charlie Partanna is a professional hitman who works for the Prizzi crime family, to which he is bound by a blood oath.

His seemingly tranquil life will be destabilized by his encounter with the beautiful Irene Walker.

Citation.

“๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ข, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ.”

(๐Œ๐š๐ž๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ณ๐ข)

 

๐‹๐Ž ๐’๐€๐๐„๐•๐€๐“๐„ ๐‚๐‡๐„…

The fortieth and penultimate film by this legendary director, who would die two years later, still manages to surprise with its underlying cruelty, well masked by the apparent lightness of a love story.

This is also thanks to its performers.

In this regard, however, it must be said thatโ€ฆ

For the key role of ๐™ธ๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐šŽ ๐š†๐šŠ๐š•๐š”๐šŽ๐š›, initially ๐Š๐š๐ฒ ๐‹๐ž๐ง๐ณ was chosen.

But even ๐‰๐จ๐๐ข๐ž ๐…๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ was considered until she refused the part, and even ๐’๐ก๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ง ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ž.

Instead, it was the director himself who rejected ๐Š๐ข๐ฆ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ, despite the actress’s strong desire to get that role.

In the end, as we all know, ๐Š๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ฅ๐ž๐ž๐ง

 

here are some trivia about the movie “Prizzi’s Honor”:

Literary Adaptation: The film is based on the novel “Prizzi’s Honor” written by Richard Condon, published in 1982. The screenplay was adapted by Condon himself along with Janet Roach.
Multifaceted Director: John Huston, besides directing the film, also had a small acting role. Huston was known for being a versatile director who often appeared in his own films.
Oscar Awards: The film received several Oscar nominations, including Best Supporting Actor (for Jack Nicholson) and Best Supporting Actress (for Anjelica Huston). Anjelica Huston won the Oscar for her performance.
Involved Casting: Before assigning some key roles, several prominent actors and actresses were considered, including Sharon Stone and John Foster. In the end, director John Huston made his final choices.
Critical and Commercial Success: “Prizzi’s Honor” received both critical acclaim and commercial success. It was praised for its performances and its unique blend of comedy, drama, and crime thriller.
Soundtrack: The film’s soundtrack was composed by Alex North, a composer known for his collaborations with famous directors. His score helped create the right atmosphere for the film.
Cultural Influence: Although it didn’t become as iconic as some of John Huston’s other films, “Prizzi’s Honor” has endured over time as an example of quality 1980s cinema, with an eclectic mix of narrative elements and a high-caliber cast.


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