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Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass and Jack Nicholson as Frank Costello in The Departed.

‘Black Mass’ and ‘The Departed’ bring Whitey Bulger to the big screen

Following an unusual train of thought off my post from earlier this week about Trumbo and Hail Caesar and how they took the story of communism in Hollywood to the big screen in decidedly different ways, I’ve decided to look at a different pair of films that take on the same subject matter: The Departed and Black Mass. That just about ends the similarities between this post and the previous one though, as the esteemed mob leader Whitey Bulger has very little to do with either Hollywood or communists. Continue reading ‘Black Mass’ and ‘The Departed’ bring Whitey Bulger to the big screen

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