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Infernal Affairs vs. The Departed: Where The Original Is Really The Bad First Draft

In 2006 Martin Scorsese made one of the best cop and robber films of the 2000s, the only problem was it was a remake of a foreign film. This article is taking a look back at the original and how the remake built on it to make it one of the best remakes in the history of cinema.

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Nes_Daze1999d ago (Edited 1999d ago )

Ahh the departed, awesome movie, took me a while to understand the harsh ending. I didn't know it was a remake..

Defectiv3_Detectiv31999d ago

I've yet to see Infernal Affairs but your arguements over the backstory kind of make sense...there is a reason The Departed won best editing. The average shot in the first hour and 1/2 or so of The Departed last for about 4 seconds. Scorsese and Co. did a good job of handling the backstory considering all they had to work with. The movie really doesn't slow down until the end of the 2nd act.