the original Ocean 11 from 1960 Frank Sinatra and the other members of the Rat Pack Sammy Davis Jr., dean martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishopas well as lady of the pack Angie Dickinson— and it’s not that great, the only magic that still remains to this day stemming mostly from the pop culture significance of it all, as it was their first movie that they all appeared in together.
That super cool vibe, however, was alive and well in the remake.
“When I say Ocean’s Eleven is a return to an earlier period of cinema”, the director Steven Soderbergh explained: “I mean the movie is never mean, it’s never gratuitous, nobody gets killed, nobody humiliates for no reason or is the butt of a joke. That’s probably the least threatening movie I’ve ever done. I was conscious of my part. I wanted it to be kind of light entertainment and I didn’t think darker or nastier ideas had any place in a movie like this I wanted it to be sparkling.
Dickinson and Henry Silvaalso in the original, have flashing cameos and you miss them when fight night begins at the MGM Grand, a scene that also features real boxers lennox lewis and Wladimir Klitschko.