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15 Most Memorable Quotes From Goodfellas

15 Most Memorable Quotes From Goodfellas
Most people would say that the greatest gangster movie ever made is The Godfather, but a strong argument could be made instead for Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. It is certainly the more entertaining of the two, with its impeccable soundtrack, fast cuts, sense of humor, voiceover narration, and all-over-the-place narrative structure.

Related: Goodfellas: 10 Most Iconic Moments, Ranked

Also, it’s based on a true story. The life of Henry Hill actually happened. The Corleone family is entirely fictional. Goodfellas’ adaptation of true events adds a whole new layer to both the comedy and tragedy of the story. With that in mind, here are the 10 Most Memorable Quotes From Goodfellas.

Updated on May 28th, 2020 by Ben Sherlock: Even with the critical acclaim met by The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas remains one of his most popular films. A number of critics compared The Irishman to Goodfellas, but called it a more mature film.
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Netflix Is Losing A Ton Of Great Movies In May

Netflix Is Losing A Ton Of Great Movies In May
Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away. Everyone who uses streaming services will know that as rights deals expire, movies come and go from various platforms. However, May looks to be an especially tough month for Netflix, with a lot of amazing films departing. This includes classics like Goodfellas, The Dirty Dozen, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

But surely the most missed will be Frank Darabont’s beloved The Shawshank Redemption. The pic is comfortably at the top of the IMDb Top 250 and its story of being confined and dreaming of escape has to appeal to viewers stuck inside due to Coronavirus lockdown.

Here’s the full list of what’s leaving:

A Cinderella Story (2004)

A Little Princess (1995)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

American Experience: The Circus (2018)

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

Boys Over Flowers (TV Series)

Crash (2004)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Dirty Harry (1971)

Driving Miss Daisy
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Stream of the Day: ‘The Spectacular Now’ and the Brilliant Long Take That Deserves More Praise

Stream of the Day: ‘The Spectacular Now’ and the Brilliant Long Take That Deserves More Praise
Movie history is full of great long takes. In “Goodfellas,” Martin Scorsese shows off Henry Hill’s hot shot status by tracking him as he makes his way through a nightclub. Alfonso Cuarón sticks his camera inside of a moving car as it’s being ambushed and never cuts in order to maximize tension in “Children of Men.” Most Steve McQueen films capture characters’ pain by holding a static shot for minutes on end so the experience feels just as punishing for the viewer. Usually, this kind of balletic filmmaking comes from directors known for bold, ambitious gambles. James Ponsoldt, the filmmaker behind “Smashed” and “The End of the Tour,” is not a name one often sees associated with such virtuoso filmmaking. And yet, 24 minutes into Ponsoldt’s third feature, “The Spectacular Now,” comes one of the most delicate and soulful long takes of the century.

The Spectacular Now” debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival,
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Truly*Adventurous Sets Sail With Digital IP Journalism Formula That Is Generating Flurry Of Film & TV Deals

  • Deadline
Exclusive: A year after setting sail with an inventive business plan in which Truly*Adventurous digitally generates a longform, magazine-quality article every three weeks through a partnership with Medium and Audm, the company has put in play 15 film and TV projects they will produce, some with major elements attached.

The venture is run — from a 42-foot sailboat in Marina del Ray — by Greg Nichols and Matthew Pearl, and their track record so far looks like this:

Amazon Studios acquired and attached The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan to Pillars of Fire, an article by Nathan Masters on the country’s first U.S. police woman who goes undercover to infiltrate a female-led cult. Truly*Adventurous are out to screenwriters;

Paramount TV acquired The Red Flag, a proposed TV series that was an internally generated reported narrative about a band of escaped slaves and renegade American Indians who took over
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Goodfellas: 10 Most Iconic Moments, Ranked

Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, his breakneck-paced biopic of mobster Henry Hill, is arguably his finest and most memorable film. Scorsese’s goal with the movie was to make it feel like a two-and-a-half-hour trailer – jumping all over the story’s timeline with an unparalleled manic energy – using Jules and Jim’s opening montage as a guide.

Related: 5 Reasons The Godfather Is The Best Mob Movie Ever Made (And 5 Why It's Goodfellas)

The way Scorsese saw it, this was the only way to capture the craziness of the mafia lifestyle on film. As a result of every scene being distilled to its essential components, the movie has a ton of iconic moments. So, here are Goodfellas’ 10 Most Iconic Moments, Ranked.
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Guillermo del Toro Pens Sweeping Tribute to Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Work of a Master’

  • Variety
Guillermo del Toro Pens Sweeping Tribute to Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Work of a Master’
“It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarreled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.” – William Makepeace Thackeray, The Luck of Barry Lyndon

A recurring motif in fable and parable is that of the man that loses, trades or sells his shadow in his earthly pursuits. The motif can be seemingly benign as in “Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up,” or rather more troubling as in Von Chamisso’s “Peter Schlemihl,” or Hans Christian Andersen, but it is invariably loaded with existential and symbolic consequence.

For, what is a shadow? And, if we lose it, who will ever know? After all, a shadow does not have a life of its own, a will of its own, it weighs nothing and it does nothing — except, perhaps, anchor us to the ground, thus testifying,
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Goodfellas: 10 Worst Things Tommy DeVito Ever Did

With The Irishman garnering a lot of attention, now seems like a good time to revisit another of Martin Scorsese's crime masterpieces, Goodfellas. The film explores the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a member of an Italian mafia family. The film is filled with so many memorable lines and moments, many of them coming from Tommy DeVito, played by Joe Pesci.

Related: Goodfellas: 10 Things The Movie Changed From The Real Story

Tommy is a close friend of Henry and one of the most frightening film characters of all time. His wild mood swings, violent temper, and unpredictable behavior creates incredible tension in any scene he's involved in. Here are the worst things Tommy DeVito ever did in Goodfellas.
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The Irishman Ending Explained

David Crow Nov 28, 2019

We unpack the layers hidden in the final shot of Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, and what it means for the characters and filmmakers.

This article contains major The Irishman spoilers. You can read a spoiler-free review here.

The Irishman closes on a provocative shot. After a lifetime of living in the shadows, Robert De Niro’s Frank Sheeran is desperate for the light outside his door, and the community he hopes it invites in. Yet once his priest walks through it, leaving for holidays that will once again pass unmarked for the man who paints houses, Frank knows there is no one on the other side. Neither of his daughters want anything to do with him, and the world he’s built has forgotten him. It is a loaded moment that encapsulates a lifetime of regret, as well as all the thematic threads coursing through Martin
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‘The Irishman’ Joins ‘Goodfellas’ & ‘Casino’ In A Spiritual Trilogy About Untold Regret [Be Reel Podcast]

There’s a way of reading Martin Scorsese’s first-person mob epics—“Goodfellas” (1990), “Casino” (1995), and “The Irishman” (2019)—as three stages of criminal life.

White-dusted fall from grace aside, “Goodfellas” is mostly about youth, its gusto, its inherent fallibility, its unbeatable expiration date. It finds its center with Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) learning his subculture of choice and breathlessly teaching it to the viewer.

Continue reading ‘The Irishman’ Joins ‘Goodfellas’ & ‘Casino’ In A Spiritual Trilogy About Untold Regret [Be Reel Podcast] at The Playlist.
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Goodfellas: 10 Things The Movie Changed From The Real Story

Even after almost thirty years, Martin Scorsese’s classic, Goodfellas, remains one of the most rewatchable films ever. The goal of the film was to showcase the true reality of the mafia life, where these guys aren’t the heroes they’ve been portrayed like in the past. The story of Henry Hill, a former gangster turned informant, gave viewers an unflinching look at how dangerous this life can be, despite them looking like kings.

Related: 10 Best 90s Crime Thrillers, Ranked

While the film is entertaining from start to finish, it manages to still be very accurate to the story. That being said, there were certain aspects of the story that weren’t shown or just completely changed, most likely for dramatic purposes. Here are ten things that Goodfellas changed from the real story.
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"As Far Back As I Can Remember..." 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Goodfellas

Prior to 1990, the general consensus in the film buff community was that Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather could never be topped as the greatest gangster movie ever made. That was before Martin Scorsese came along with his fast-paced biopic of Henry Hill starring Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro. Now, the question of which mob movie is the best is a debate that will probably never be resolved.

Related: 5 Reasons Martin Scorsese's Casino Is Underrated (And 5 Why It's Just A Goodfellas Rip-off)

With its unconventional narrative structure, morally ambiguous antiheroes, and soundtrack featuring more oldies pop hits than Guardians of the Galaxy, Goodfellas arrived as a breath of fresh air. Here are 10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Goodfellas.
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The Irishman: Real Life Gangsters From Philly and New York

Tony Sokol Nov 29, 2019

Martin Scorsese's The Irishman contains a who's who of union racketeering gangsters. Here's who's who.

The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese, tells the story of a dedicated union man who bent some rules and broke some shoes. The film stars Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran, the loyal teamster who did wet work on the side and executions for a price. Al Pacino plays Jimmy Hoffa, one of the jobs Sheeran confessed to doing. Joe Pesci plays Russell Bufalino, an influential Philadelphia mob boss. These are all historic figures who have made appearances on newsreels or televised witness testimonials.

The Irishman is loaded with real mob history and any gangster film aficionado will love it, but you may need a brush up on some of the players. We've already discussed some of the hits and misses Sheeran took in his career, but here are the guys who populated his neighborhood.
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Riverdale Season 4 Episode 6 Review - Chapter 63: Hereditary

Julian the Murder Doll returns on a thrilling episode of Riverdale season 4! Need we say more?




This Riverdale review contains spoilers.

Riverdale Season 4 Episode 6

"This is what happens in Riverdale."

Six episodes in to this season of Riverdale and the brakes are fully off. Finally.

It has long been my complaint that the series needs to fully ramp up the crazy without hesistation and this has come to pass. Yes, Jingle Jangle, the Gargoyle King, the Black Hood, The Farm, etc were all insane, but now, in its fourth season, a murderous doll named Julian is front and center. Oh hell yeah.

It is the kind of televisual insanity I live for. Not since the glory days of Melrose Place has a series had so many stupefying plot developments, and really, it's a thing of beauty. This episode's most interesting storyline involves Cheryl further descending into madness
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‘The Irishman’ Review: Martin Scorsese Reflects On Mortality With a Funny, Melancholy Masterwork

  • Slash Film
‘The Irishman’ Review: Martin Scorsese Reflects On Mortality With a Funny, Melancholy Masterwork
The Irishman opens with a long, one-take tracking shot that feels familiar. One of the most famous film moments of director Martin Scorsese‘s acclaimed career involves the long, one-take tracking shot in Goodfellas, following gangster Henry Hill and girlfriend Karen as they descend through a series of backrooms and basements to work their up way into […]

The post ‘The Irishman’ Review: Martin Scorsese Reflects On Mortality With a Funny, Melancholy Masterwork appeared first on /Film.
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The Irishman Review: Death of a Goodfella

The Irishman is an American crime epic and elegy for Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Al Pacino's past work.




It turns out wiseguys really can grow old. This fact of life has been obscured by both the violent ends of murdered mafiosos and the filmmakers who told their stories. Still, it remains a poignant reality for the characters in The Irishman—and the talent portraying it. Comprised of some of the greatest screen legends of their generation in front of and behind the camera, including Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino, what is almost certainly Scorsese’s final gangster picture is akin to an Irish wake for times gone by. Be it for the generation of filmmaking they inspired, or the sort of cinematic anti-hero this film methodically eviscerates.

You know the type: you smiled at it in Goodfellas when De Niro,
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Goodfellas: 10 Hidden Details You Never Noticed

Martin Scorsese is one of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time with a number of classic films to his name. But perhaps his best and the most popular film is the 1990 mob drama Goodfellas. The film tells the true story of Henry Hill, a young man who is drawn into the exciting, rich, and dangerous world of organized crime.

Related: 5 Reasons The Godfather Is The Best Mob Movie Ever Made (And 5 Why It's Goodfellas)

Goodfellas remains one of the most acclaimed films ever made and is considered by many to be Scorsese's masterpiece. From the performances to the music to the unrelenting pace, Goodfellas is one of those movies you can go back to again and again. But no matter how many times you see it, you might still be missing something. Here are some hidden details in Goodfellas.
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Hustlers Review: Jennifer Lopez’s Career Best

Hustlers is an buzzy crime drama that keeps the music loud and the party going to the bitter end. It also may be Jennifer Lopez's best film.




Early in Hustlers, there is a crystallizing moment where student meets teacher for the first time. While Constance Wu’s Destiny and Jennifer Lopez’s Ramona have technically shared the screen before now, this is the scene where the new girl sees the nightclub’s reigning queen bee as a potential friend and likely mentor. It’s also the first time in ages audiences have glimpsed Jennifer Lopez, the terrific actor, instead of the movie star.

Wrapped in a mink on a wintry Manhattan night, and sitting atop the roof above her glossy dominion, Ramona invites the freezing Destiny into her furs and the audience into the warmth of this movie’s deceptively breezy folds. In an idealized world,
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Jennifer Lawrence, Paolo Sorrentino Team On Makeready Mafia Story ‘Mob Girl’

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Makeready has set a feature adaptation of Pulitzer Prize reporter Teresa Carpenter’s non fiction crime story Mob Girl, with Jennifer Lawrence to star as the mob wife turned police informant Arlyne Brickman, and Paolo Sorrentino to direct the film. Angelina Burnett has written the script.

This is the first project since Lawrence’s Excellent Cadaver set a first look at Brad Weston’s Makeready. Lawrence will produce with Justine Polsky, Sorrentino and Wildside’s Lorenzo Mieli. Makeready partner and Head of Film Pam Abdy and Natalie Williams will oversee for the studio.

Sorrentino created the Jude Law-Diane Keaton-starrer The Young Pope and has directed 10 episodes of its followup The New Pope for HBO and Canal+, with John Malkovich joining the cast. He wrote and directed the films Youth and The Great Beauty.

Brickman sounds almost like a female version of Henry Hill from Goodfellas.
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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Kind Hearts & Coronets’

The jewel in Ealing Studios’ crown, Kind Hearts & Coronets received its UK premiere on 23rd June 1949. Back in cinemas now with a glorious 70th Anniversary 4K restoration, and a stunning brand-new Collector’s Edition released on 24th June 2019, this wonderfully entertaining combination of biting class satire, hilarious farce and pitch-black comedy is as sharp and funny today as ever.

To celebrate, we have delved into this sublime tale of an elegant serial killer and the stories behind one of the finest British films ever made.

The inspiration for Kind Hearts & Coronets came from a novel by the Edwardian actor/manager Roy Horniman. ‘Israel Rank: The Autobiography Of A Criminal’ was first published in 1907, and this story of a social climbing serial killer provided the template for the film made 42 years later. As his name suggests Israel is of Jewish descent and the novel portrays the casual anti-Semitism that the socially ambitious Israel encounters,
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Movie Review – The Pinch (2018)

The Pinch, 2018.

Directed by Ashley Scott Meyers.

Starring Gunner Wright, James Aston Lake, and Candice Bolek.


A courier of a California crime boss is caught and becomes embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with him.

Director Ashley Scott Meyers’s The Pinch is an average crime drama with notable highlights and lows. A local crime boss, Kain (Lake) sends his courier Rob (Wright) to drop off a package. Caught by the police, Kain offers Rob, initially, help to relocate and avoid entering into witness protection. However, this is merely a ruse and Kain sends a pair of assassins to kill him. Saying anything more would constitute spoiling the main plot.

The acting is adequate for the genre. The real source of the problem is the script which Meyers wrote. This is a film constantly at war itself. The lighting seems to signal the film is in the noir genre.
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