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A film noir style CGI graduation short by students of Supinfocom Valenciennes in France. To wit:

After a heist that goes wrong, a frail robot who was the driver of a robot mafia ends up being in possession of some loot he shouldn’t have, a human heart. Tempted by the opportunity of being like his bosses, he grafts the heart to himself and discovers the feeling of being alive. But those brief instants of life have a price.


Is it easier for a crime boss to be buried next to the popes than it is for a camel to get through the eye of a needle.


The Vatican is facing a deepening controversy over the burial 22 years ago of a notorious crime boss [Enrico De Pedis,’godfather’ of Rome’s notorious Magliana gang], with reports emerging that the church accepted a one billion lire (£407,000) payment from the mobster’s widow to allow his interment in a basilica.


Best quote?

The then vicar-general of Rome, Cardinal Ugo Poletti, “in the face of such a conspicuous sum, gave his blessing”


And that’s not all.

There also may be a murdered girl’s body in the crypt.

Vatican ‘Accepted One Billion Lire’ To Bury Crime Boss In Basilica Next To Former Popes (The Independent)

Are you ready for a return to Goodfellas? Deadline reports that AMC will develop Martin Scorsese’s classic 1990 mob movie as a potential weekly series, and though Scorsese (who directed the pilot of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) isn’t involved with the project, the network did manage to secure returning player Nicholas Pileggi to script the show and Irwin Winkler to produce.

AMC Is Developing Goodfellas As A TV Series (NYMag)

Thanks Barry H