Good evening, people! How's y'alls Wednesday treating you?! Today is Sept. 19, 2018 and 28 years ago, one of the greatest gangster films has debuted on the big screen. GoodFellas is a 1990 crime gangster drama film written by Nicholas Pileggi, produced by Irwin Winkler, and directed by Martin Scorsese. The film starred Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, and Paul Sorvino, and also featured Frank Vincent, Michael Imperioli, Debi Mazar, and Samuel L. Jackson. It is an adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Pileggi who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends and family from 1955 to 1980. Made in a budget of $25 million, GoodFellas grossed $46.8 million. It received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director with Pesci winning for Best Supporting Actor. The film win 5 awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts including Best Film and Best Director. Additionally, GoodFellas was named the year's best film by various critics' groups and has been called one of the greatest films in the crime genre. In 2000, it was deemed "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the U.S.Library of Congress. Its content and style have been emulated in numerous other films and TV shows.
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Excellent gangster shit here!!! Happy 28th, GoodFellas!!!