The plot of this film centers on the process of planning and executing this robbery and the motives that drive Danny to plan this heist. First, he must put together his team, whose different skills are important to carrying out the plan. He needs a right-hand man to help plan, a financier, an inside man, drivers, explosives experts, and a pickpocket. Much of the tension in the film comes from questions about Danny’s real motives for carrying out the robbery, and the team’s reactions when they find out it is not a simple robbery at all. The robbery itself requires the team to put together an exact replica of the casino vault they intend to rob, and practicing the complicated process of both robbing the vault and getting away with it. Once the vault has been robbed, Danny confronts Terry in an attempt to get his wife back. In the end he does, but it is a long process.
Ocean’s Eleven is an example of the crime/thriller genre. The 1960 version would be better described as a comedy/crime/musical film. The crime/thriller genre has a number of conventions that are observed in this movie.
• It is suspenseful and exciting (thriller)
• It generates tension (thriller)
• It is an example of the heist ...
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...ere the body is cremated along with all the money.
The main difference between the original vs. remake are: In the original 1960 version, the Rat Pack knocked off five casinos in Las Vegas, but the size of their take was never specified. Danny Ocean, played by Frank Sinatra, rallied his old war buddies "to liberate millions of dollars" from the vaults. In the 2001 remake with George Clooney as the titular ringleader, the amount was specified: $150 million, to be divided among the 11 thieves. This is the cash reservoir that Nevada casinos are supposedly required to have on a "fight night” the difference between 2001 take to 1960 dollars results in a $25 million pot back then - not a bad haul even by today's standards. Since one of the thieves from the original story died during the heist, each of the other Rat Packers would have walked away with a cool $2.5 million.
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