Alec Baldwin shouting ‘Patriot Act’ in The Departed: a close reading

Alec Baldwin shouting ‘Patriot Act’ in The Departed: a close reading

August 3, 2022 admin 0

MartinScorsese’svisionofAmericaplaysoutasacountryofcopsandrobbers.LivingintheUS,youfindyourselfononesideortheother.Or,inthelogicofhis2006movieTheDeparted,“whenyou’refacingaloadedgun,what’sthedifference?” The difference, in Scorsese’s self-consciously post-9/11 gangster flick, is the movie’s obsession with the surveillance state. The Departed cribs the ludicrous setup of the […]