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The Sollozzo Corporation needs Captain Henry Hill as an inside man to help them make a run at the Lucchese crime family’s territory.
Goodfellas (stylized GoodFellas) is a 1990 American biographical crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by Nicholas Pileggi and Scorsese, and produced by Irwin Winkler. It is a film adaptation of the 1985 nonfiction book Wiseguy by Pileggi. Starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends and family from 1955 to 1980. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
In 1993, a movie called "Goodfellas" was released. The movie is a classic of the gangster genre that is no doubt one of the most famous films in the history of Hollywood. The movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and was made with the most important star, Robert De Niro. The cast is also impressive with Joe Pesci's best performance, also nominated for an Oscar. The movie had many awards, including Oscars and nominations for Best Picture.
Goodfellas inspired director David Chase to make the HBO television series The Sopranos." He told Peter Bogdanovich, "Goodfellas is a very important movie to me and Goodfellas really plowed that ... I found that movie very funny and brutal and it felt real. And yet that was the first mob movie that Scorsese ever dealt with a mob crew. ... as opposed to say The Godfather. Which there's something operatic about it, classical, even the clothing and the cars. You know I mean I think about Goodfellas when they go to their mother's house. That night when they're eating, you know she brings out her painting. That stuff is great. I mean The Sopranos learned a lot from that." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Over the course of five decades, the Emmy-winning series “Goodfellas” and its line of films. And related merchandise has generated more than $1 billion in revenue. This includes not just the original film, but spin-offs and their innumerable sequels. Scorsese’s style and cinematic techniques passed on to the next generation of filmmakers as they recognized how iconic his work was. And how much of his style was already embedded into the film’s DNA.
Had to give the "new" Blu-ray (from a 4K scan!) a spin. And it's as impossibly gorgeous as can be, enriching the murky, glorified details and . Cranking all the exhilaration and eventual paranoia up to 11. Even though I've seen this around 20-30 times at this point. I still get dizzy from all the detail. An entire world built up and thriving through soda pop nostalgia and the eventual nervousness of violence. Scorsese's attuned style commits fully to every aspect of the production, but it is in the strange, banal moments where his genius fully shines. Although it may be glorification in terms of technique, Goodfellas never romanticizes its band of characters or its almost Herculean setting, instead exposing… (Source: letterboxd.com)