Jake La Motta: "did you fuck my wife ?" (Raging Bull)

Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro): Did you fuck my wife ? Joey La Motta (Joe Pesci): What ?! Jake La Motta: Did you fuck my wife ? Joey La Motta: [pauses, looks insulted] How could you ask me a question like that ? How could you ask me ? I'm your brother. You ask me that ? Where do you get your balls big enough to ask me that ? Jake La Motta: [cooly] Just tell me. Joey La […]

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Jake La Motta : Raging Bull's opening speech

In voice-over, Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro) speaks, as the film cuts to La Motta, alone in his dressing room where he rehearses for his nightclub appearance reciting bits of Shakespearean tragedy, wearing a tuxedo and open shirt. His fantasy of disrobing in the ring presents the film's recurrent theme of sexual anxiety, violence, fear, and confusion : I remember those cheers They still ring in my ears And for years they'll remain in my thoughts Cuz one night […]

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