Dirk’s Five – Heist Disguises

“There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. Most of these professionals live in a 1-square-mile neighborhood called Charlestown.”

Dirk watched THE TOWN (2010) over the weekend, Ben Affleck‘s heist movie based in an area of Boston famous for breeding bank-robbers. Generation after generation have worked tirelessly to create the best disguises to boost Boston Barclays, whether its a halloween, grim-reaper masks, or a terrifying hockey-mask or the wonderfully expressive nuns-with-a-gun masks, they certainly have a great line in heist-couture.

It has inspired a list of the four best and one worst …

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1) Clown masks in THE KILLING (1956), Kubrick’s noir, master-class in botched jobs as Sterling Hayden does one last job at the races.

2) Bejewelled carnival masques in KILLING ZOE (1993) Roger Avery‘s largely forgotten exploration of nihilism of a generation, in Paris, with vicious fighting.

3) A team of Marcel Marceaus in the under-rated brilliance of THE DEAD PRESIDENTS (1995).

4) A team of nearly dead presidents in POINT BREAK (1991) sky-diving Swayze and Keanu Reeves at his most animated as the rat in the house.

HIT THE DECK!

5) THE DOBERMAN GANG (1973) took the disguise too far. Let’s face it, a nice biscuit, and they roll over …

Hold up. What are the others?

2 responses to “Dirk’s Five – Heist Disguises

  1. Are you sure this post wasn’t inspired by this week’s Corrie? Jim McDonald tried to rob a bank so he could buy the Rovers, so he did. He went for a flat cap pulled low over the eyes, which is the in-look this season but sadly offers minimal identity protection. He’s been sent back to the ‘Big Hice’, so he has.

    You could go down the ‘Reservoir Dogs’ method of wearing a suit so sharp no one’s going to be looking at you face. I liked the bank robbery at the start of ‘The Dark Knight’ where behind the clown mask one of the robbers is in fact… a clown.

  2. Catch yer self on Andy. McDonalds Hiest was done across the road from where I work so I could watch the ‘action’ from out of the window. I have not seen Corrie for sometime, when I heard he was robbing the bank, I assumed he was going to be doing it from a wheel chair.

    At least he’d get a good parking spot for the getaway car!

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