The use of X in The Departed

Movie critic, Rene Rodriguez has a series of screen captures from The Departed that are really interesting. They show how Scorsese used the letter X in various scenes to foreshadow death. Apparently Howard Hawks used this quite a bit in Scarface (1932).

If you haven’t seen The Departed (2006) then rent it on DVD. Great film. Thelma Schoonmaker’s editing had me watching several scenes again and again.

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