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Dick Tracy ranks among the most visually stylish comic book movies I’ve ever seen. If you’re not familiar with the titular character (I wasn't), Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty, who also produced and directed the picture) is a hard-hitting, no-nonsense detective committed to ridding his city of organized crime. His opponent is Alphonse “Big Boy” Caprice (Al Pacino) a ruthless mobster with an affinity for walnuts. While these two juggernauts go at it, Dick must resist the tempting Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) and stay true to his longtime girlfriend Tess Truehart (Glenne Headly) and keep a bright-eyed ragamuffin simply known as “The Kid” (Charlie Korsmo) out of trouble.
When it comes to pictures that are as visually brilliant as Dick Tracy, words fall short. This movie’s color scheme is quite distinct. All of the costumes, sets, and props are either red, green, yellow, or blue. With the addition of black and white, and the flesh tones of the actors the film (appropriately) feels like a 1930's newspaper strip brought to life. That would be enough for most movies, but here, it’s just the beginning. In addition to having this very unusual palette, the actors wear extensive makeup and prosthetics. You might wonder why a mobster called “Scarface” or “The Rat” got their name in any other movie but not here. It's obvious why this one's called “Flat Top” or that one “Prune Face”. This world is filled to the brim with zany characters, each more outrageous than the last. I loved it and the extensive use of matte paintings throughout. They're some of the best I've ever seen.
More than anything, the film's look stands out but even without it, you have a compelling battle between two determined individuals with the soul of a city hanging in the balance. Balancing out the loony villains are key down-to-earth characters that reign the picture in. Beatty as Dick Tracy is not chewing the scenery like Al Pacino is, but his straight-laced, single-minded attitude makes him a cartoon too. You get a real kick out of seeing brave Dick struggle when it came to confronting his true feelings towards his girlfriend. It’s like if the guy can’t punch a problem, he has no idea what to do with it. When it comes to Madonna, I’m sure if I didn’t have a tin ear on the particular day that I watched this film I’d be able to tell you all about how good the songs were, but I might've also been too distracted by her... other assets to notice her musical skills.
I found Dick Tracy to be a pleasant surprise. For years I put off watching it because I knew it came out around the same time as Batman and assumed it was just some cheap knockoff. It might've been green-lit to ride the wave but it stands out. This movie is a feast for the eyes. Some of its characters I'll never forget (Dustin Hoffman as Mumbles is an instant favorite). I’ve come to love any film in which Al Pacino acts like a lunatic and this ranks among his nuttiest performances. Its visuals are inspired and the story is pretty good too. (Theatrical version on the big screen, February 1, 2015)
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