Wednesday, July 12, 2023

A Little Night Music: Van Morrison's Live Performance Of "Comfortably Numb'

 My wife and I watched Martin Scorsese’s The Departed again on TV this evening. 

The Departed is a good film, but I prefer his great crime films, such as Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Casino, and perhaps the greatest crime film ever made, Goodfellas. 

The Departed was a remake of a Hong Kong film called Infernal Affairs, which I saw before The Departed. The remake simply replaced Chinese characters for Irish American characters.  

Scorsese used popular music well in The Departed's soundtrack, as he has in his other fine films. 

Although the score in The Departed is not as good as Goodfellas or Mean Streets, I particularly liked one song that Scorsese’s uses, Van Morrison’s live performance of Pink Floyd's song, Comfortably Numb, with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, The Band and other well-known performers. 

You can watch and listen to Van Morrison’s performance via the below link:

Roger Waters, Van Morrison, The Band - Comfortably Numb - YouTube

You can also read my Crime Beat column about The Departed via the below link:

Paul Davis On Crime: My Crime Beat Column: Martin Scorsese's Film World of Crime 

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