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Three decades of life in the Mafia.
|An irish/italian brooklyn kid is adopted by gangsters and raised to be a member of the family.|
"The story, which spans a quarter of a century, has an epic feel despite its intimate perspective. James Berardinelli
"...one of Martin Scorsese's most brutal but stunning movies, an incredible, relentless experience about the singleminded pursuit of crime. Desson Howe, Washington Post
Editor's NoteBased on Nicholas Pileggi's book WISEGUY, Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS is a wry, violent, and exhilarating film about the life of Henry Hill, an aspiring criminal who ends up in the FBI's witness protection program after testifying against his former partners. As a poor Irish-Italian growing up in 1950s New York City, Hill (Ray Liotta) rises through the ranks of his Brooklyn neighborhood's organized crime branch, and with money from the mob he begins living the good life, complete with a beautiful bride, Karen (Lorraine Bracco), a fancy house, and the best seats at the most exclusive restaurants. A botched robbery lands Henry in prison for a brief period of time, and when he gets released, his reckless infidelities and drug abuse damage his association with his adopted family.Scorsese's film is a visual and sonic onslaught, featuring a brilliant pop-music soundtrack and stunning camera work--including the infamous Steadicam one-take that introduces the audience to the Copacabana's patrons. He uses the songs to infuse a breathtaking, invigorating rhythm into every scene. As the psychopathic Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci delivers an unforgettable performance that is alarming in its cold-blooded callousness, helping to cement GOODFELLAS' place as a classic portrait of life in the mob.
GoodFellas - DVD Review
By: Mark Athitakis filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 2/5/2010 9:43 PM
|GoodFellas – strange title for a movie, don’t you think? There’s a capital G and a capital F in there, intercapped as one word. One imagines that Martin Scorsese decided to make not just a film but a global conglomerate too, like FedEx or PricewaterhouseCoopers. The corporate comparison seems appropriate, because no movie looks at the mob as a business the way GoodFellas does. Sure, the first two Godfather films give us a sophisticated cross-section of the architecture of mob power, and the best parts of New Jack City track the drug trade up and down the class ladder. But GoodFellas is where we get learn exactly where the money goes, and precisely how it compromises, corrodes, and eventually collapses family and friendship....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Robert De Niro|
|Nicholas Pileggi - Based on Novel By|
|Martin Scorsese - Director|
|Irwin Winkler - Producer|
|Nicholas Pileggi - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryMartin Scorsese's classic crime drama follows Henry Hill from his beginnings as a petty criminal to his inclusion into one of the world's most ruthless mobs. Featuring a nostalgic soundtrack and inventive camera work, GOODFELLAS throbs with an obscene amount of electricity. Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro bring Scorsese and Pileggi's script to life with great fervor, but it is Joe Pesci who steals the show with his portrayal of Tommy DeVito, a psychopathic gangster who is terrifyingly short-tempered. Simply put, GOODFELLAS is one of the most striking crime films ever made.
|Joe Pesci, Winner, Best Supporting Actor|
|Irwin Winkler, Nominee, Best Picture|
|Lorraine Bracco, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress|
|Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium|
Golden Globe (1991)
|Martin Scorsese, Nominee, Best Director|
British Academy Awards (1991)
|Martin Scorsese, Winner, Best Direction|
|Martin Scorsese, Irwin Winkler, Winner, Best Film|
|"All my life, I've always wanted to be a gangster."----Henry Hill (Ray Liotta)|
|"I gotta admit the truth----it turned me on."----Karen Hill (Lorraine Bracco)|
|"Whaddaya mean I'm funny?...Funny how? I mean, funny like a clown? I amuse you?"----Tommy (Joe Pesci) to Henry Hill|