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He joined us for Perspective. Rotten Tomatoes scores for Scorsese films range from 45 to percent; Casino sits at 80 percent. Yet it has a strong following. Among IMDb users , only four Scorsese films rank above it. And let's be honest: Here's an overflowing stack of information about the violent, funny, Vegas-scented Casino. The main character, Sam "Ace" Rothstein, is based on Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, who was retired and living in Florida when writer Nicholas Pileggi came around wanting to write a book about his career.
Rosenthal didn't actively oppose the project, but he had no interest in helping, either—until he found out that Martin Scorsese planned to make Pileggi's eventual book into a movie, and that Robert De Niro would probably be the star.
Then he perked up, asking Pileggi who also wrote GoodFellas if he could arrange a meeting with De Niro. Next thing Pileggi knew, formerly reticent associates of Rosenthal's were coming out of the woodwork, offering their cooperation. Saul Bass is certainly the most famous and possibly the only well-known designer of opening credit sequences, with more than 50 to his name. If there was a movie in the '50s or '60s with distinctive opening titles, odds are good that it was Bass' work, often in conjunction with his wife, Elaine.
He died five months after the film opened, at the age of In the Blu-ray commentary, Stone relates the story of how she came to be in the film. She says her first two auditions for Scorsese ended up being canceled for various mundane reasons—Scorsese was held up by another meeting, that sort of thing—and Stone's paranoia convinced her that he was blowing her off.
When the director's people contacted her to try it a third time, she turned them down and went out to dinner with a friend instead. Scorsese tracked her down and showed up at the restaurant where she was dining to make a personal appeal. For Scorsese, it wouldn't do to build a fake casino on a studio lot. Casino had to be shot in a real casino.
The thing about casinos, though, is that they never close. So Scorsese made an arrangement with Las Vegas' Riviera to film there for six weeks, four nights a week presumably Monday through Thursday , from midnight to 10 a. The film shoot occupied only a corner of the facility, but real gameplay was happening on the sides and in the background. For extra authenticity and to spare the hassle of teaching actors how to do it , Scorsese used real dealers and pit bosses where possible.
Pesci bore some natural resemblance to Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, the violent psychopath who busted heads for Rosenthal, and upon whom his character—Nicky Santoro—was based. In makeup, he looked even more like Spilotro—so much so that, according to Pileggi , when Pesci entered the casino where the movie was being shot, some pit bosses who'd had personal dealings with Spilotro "almost fainted.
So you know this going in. There's a lot of action, a lot of story, but no plot. And who was Lew Wasserman? A talent agent-turned-studio mogul whose six-decade showbiz career made him a legend—a household name in Hollywood, largely unknown everywhere else. Robert De Niro, always passionate when it came to researching his roles, discovered that Lefty Rosenthal had been a clotheshorse, and he worked with costume designer Rita Ryack to create Ace Rothstein's "look," right down to his watches and jewelry.
Ace wears about 50 different outfits in the movie.