Warner Bros released Goodfellas to theaters on September 21, 1990. Martin Scorsese directed the film starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci.
‘Goodfellas’ Plot Synopsis
Goodfellas is based on a true story that explores the lowly, blue-collar side of New York’s Italian mafia in this crime biopic of wiseguy Henry Hill. His life takes him from a young petty criminal, to big-time thief, to middle-aged cocaine addict and dealer. As we witness the rise and fall of Hill and his two counterparts—the slick jack-of-all-trades criminal Jimmy Conway and the brutish, intimidating Tommy DeVito—we learn the rules and traditions of organized crime.
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Warner Bros. released Goodfellas to theaters on September 21, 1990. Martin Scorsese directed the film starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci.
Just listened to this podcast and enjoyed your discussion on the character study v likability or identifiability (sorry I don’t think that is a real word) of the story and characters. I also am a fan of this long single shot at the Copacabana and thought it was at the time the longest single shot on screen but I maybe wrong there (think it may have been said on Inside the Actors Studio). Cheers Ange
Ange, thanks for the comment. I am glad you liked the podcast. Especially since it was a film that I picked. The Copacabana shot was a great shot. I think the complexity of the shot considering how many moving pieces were in place with all the extras and going in and out of doorways and such puts it up there in the discussion of best single shots on screen. I do, however, also like the opening shot in The Player as well, which was made a couple of years after this film. If for nothing else that they are discussing single shots while actually making one. Thanks for the feedback. I hope you keep following up with us when we are doing something right or wrong. Thanks. Patrick.