The authentic Ocean’s 11 from 1960 starred Frank Sinatra and fellow Rat Pack members Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, in addition to lady-of-the-pack Angie Dickinson—and it is famously not that nice, the one magic nonetheless lingering to today emanating primarily from the pop-cultural momentousness of all of it, because it was their first film during which all of them appeared collectively.
That super-cool vibe, nevertheless, was alive and nicely within the remake.
“When I say Ocean’s Eleven is a throwback to an earlier period in cinema,” director Steven Soderbergh defined, “I mean that the movie is never mean, it’s never gratuitous, nobody is killed, nobody is humiliated for no reason or is the butt of a joke. It’s probably the least threatening film I’ve ever made in a way. That was conscious on my part. I wanted it to be a sort of light entertainment and I didn’t think darker or meaner ideas had a place in a movie like this. I wanted it to be sparkling.”
Dickinson and Henry Silva, additionally within the authentic, have blink-and-you-miss-’em cameos when combat evening will get underway on the MGM Grand, a scene that additionally options real-deal boxers Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko.