For a columnist desperately seeking column topics, this film was well worth the price of a bargain matinee.
[Note from the photo editor. Ideally a publicity still of a scene from the new movie would be the ideal photo to accompany this column, but, since our legal staff always encourages us to err on the side of caution, we used a photo of a Sixties activity which attracted a great deal of interest from folks with digital cameras. A photo of a Sixties era activity was deemed a way to use the image of something that is the antithesis of the gangster's family values. It was selected as a pragmatic and safer course to follow.]
Some poet advocated the theory that the saddest words are: "It might have been." Somc comedian suggested that was wrong and that the saddest words you will ever hear are: "Mr. Gotti says: "Get in the ******' (gosh darn) car!'"
Now the disk jockey will play "Gangster of Love," "Stagger Lee," and the soundtrack album from "The Godfather." We have to go find a news report on the Bouchercon being held this weekend in Albany, N. Y. Have a "deus otiosus " type week.