GoodFellas - Last Day As Wise Guy
Posted on: August 17, 2004
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Random commentary about the making of Goodfellas.
On the Special Edition 2-Disc DVD: DISC 1: The film, plus commentary with Scorsese and select cast and crew. Bonus commentary with ex-gangster Henry Hill and ex-FBI agent Edward McDonald. DISC 2: Four new cast/crew documentaries: Getting Made: A penetrating look at the making-of this modern classic; The GoodFellas Legacy: Filmmakers Jon Favreau (Elf), Joe Carnahan (Narc), Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption) and others discuss the influence of GoodFellas on their work; The Workaday Gangster: Writer Nick Pileggi, actors Frank Vincent, Paul Sorvino and others tell stories of growing up in a world where small-time hoods were as common as the local butcher or mailman; Paper Is Cheaper Than Film: A glimpse into Scorsese's creative process including rarely seen sketches and more. The theatrical trailer.
Martin Scorsese's classic crime drama follows Henry Hill from his beginnings as a petty criminal to his inclusion into one of the world's most ruthless mobs. Featuring a nostalgic soundtrack and inventive camera work, GOODFELLAS throbs with an obscene amount of electricity. Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro bring Scorsese and Pileggi's script to life with great fervor, but it is Joe Pesci who steals the show with his portrayal of Tommy DeVito, a psychopathic gangster who is terrifyingly short-tempered. Simply put, GOODFELLAS is one of the most striking crime films ever made.