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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cocaine Cowboys

Wow! Telling the tale of the real drug trade of Miami in the 70s and 80s, 'Cocaine Cowboys' certainly paints a vivid picture, making a mockery of all the fictitious portrayals in the process. Hearing assassin Rivi coolly talk about his many kills was chilling enough, but even he pales in comparison with his boss 'Godmother' Griselda Blanco, truly one of the most monstrous creatures that has ever existed. The Borgias have nothing on her. On top of all this, and all the killing, Miami's later renaissance is seen to be almost wholly the result of drug money. How's that for making a link between capitalism and crime! As it happens it wasn't the drugs that got the Government involved anyway, just the violence it ultimately spawned. And I have to admit, from an organisational perspective, there's a lot industry can learn from the methods of Jon Roberts and Mickey Munday. Cynical, sick, but very effective.
A live-action version featuring De Caprio and Wahlberg is in the pipeline, but exactly why I don't know; this says it all.

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