August 28, 2008

Fatherhood Film: Revisited

I forgot a reference in The Departed which is actually quite important. Just as Colin sniffs out a whiff of paternal angst in Frank at the end, Queenan in my opinion becomes a sort of father figure for Billy Costigan. The 'do it for me' scene develops that bond, sure, but so does the more subtle scene in Queenan's kitchen. To me that's a key scene in the film as much as the chase sequences and Costello's one-liners.