Goodfellas - 1990
"Most films, even great ones, evaporate like mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades fairly quickly. Not this film, which shows America's finest filmmaker at the peak of his form. No finer film has ever been made about organized crime - not even The Godfather, although the two works are not really comparable." Roger Ebert (review available on Rogerebert.com)
Sorry @pacinobooty I had to go with that quote.
While you can debate which is the finer film, The Godfather or Goodfellas, as Ebert points out the two are not really comparable.
In Goodfellas, @martinscorsese_ took a book, which is itself a masterpiece Wiseguy, by Nicholas Pileggi, and turned it into art.
From the casting, to making choice to stay very faithful to the story as told by Henry Hill, to blending music with action Scorsese's Goodfellas is a masterpiece in every way.
It's nothing like the Godfather and it doesn't have to be. Like a book you can't put down Goodfellas is a movie you can't stop watching. Try it. Pick a scene you like and try just watching that. You can't, you just keep watching another minute, until bam you've watched the whole movie like a schnook.
Goodfellas was released 27 years ago today, and it has stood the test of time.
If you love Goodfellas like I do, you'll want to check out @girlfellas which is a fabulous account dedicated to this iconic film. It is run by @denirobooty and @pacinobooty and it's bootyriffic on this the day of Goodfellas bootyversary.
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