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Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison

Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:06 am

I saw Scarface the 1983 version, again today and it hit me: Scarface and Pan Am, the airline that advertises on it heavily, really had some comparisons, like parallel stories! To boot: Scarface (Tony Montana) is based in Miami, as was Pan Am. Scarface came from Cuba to Miami, and Pan Am's first flight was from Miami to Cuba. Scarface wants to be the top drug dealer; Pan Am was the world's top airline. Scarface wanted to expand across the US, and until deregulation, so did Pan Am. Scarface was taken out by an unexpected enemy (true, it was ordered by Sosa who was the real top guy in the operation but still!) and so was Pan Am (you could say that all the Capitol, People Xpress, and Arrow Air's of the world, combined with the oil crisis, 70s terrorism, Middle East and Latin crises, and Eastern TWA, Delta, American, United, Continental etc put a stone in helping take Pan Am out)

And to top it all, Pan Am is all over the Scarface movie, including the iconic "World is Yours" theme and globe!!!

How about that, ah?

PS: Also both Pan Am and Scarface were, for a time at least all about glamour!
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Re: Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison

Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:30 pm

Very interesting observations!

I do have to say though, the term glamour... and Scarface is a bit off. Bling might be more appropriate for criminals.

Glamour is something legitimate people can acceptably seek and attain, and subscribe a value too.

For drug dealing criminals though they can have all the goods of glamor, much like most professional athletes or celebrities, but they are still bottom of the shoe people that respectable folk would not even care to sit in the same hall as.

Love your analogies to Pan Am, and yes Scarface was a most horrific movie. Something so horrific, I was scarred for life by it. Pure criminal vomit, but like a train accident one could not stop watching.
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Re: Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison

Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:47 pm

That is interesting way to put it.
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Re: Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison

Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:30 am

:) Thanks guys!

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