GoodFellas

NightRanger 05-21-2005 06:46 PM
Now I'm not really into these Mob films (go talk to my brother), but I found GoodFellas to be really interesting, and it's not just because it has two actors I really like (Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci) in it. The acting is great, and I think I like Ray Liotta's narrations the best. Another thing that made GoodFellas unique was that it didn't have an original film score. It just had a bunch of previously released songs as the film score. My favorite of those many songs is "Layla [Piano Exit]" by Derek & The Dominos, which is played during the scene that's played right after the scene where Morrie is killed, and during the end credits.
Travis Bickle 05-21-2005 07:03 PM
Hell

YES!

Call it blasphemous, but I like GoodFellas a million times better than any of the three Godfather movies. Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci totally rule the movie. Plus, it's based on a true story, where as the Godfather just steals ideas from true storys but puts them in different contexts. Plus, it's directed by Martin Scorsese, who did a damn good job with GoodFellas and other great movies (Taxi Driver, the Color of Money, etc.)

And I'm pretty sure the Stones' Gimme Shelter and Cream's Sunshine of Your Love was in it too. Those are two great classic rock songs (I'm not too fond of the piano part in Layla, as it wasn't originally supposed to be part of the song).

Now it's time for me to go get made.
-Scott
Monk 05-21-2005 07:17 PM
I loved the movie.

Prooved and showed the aspect of a man in the mob in a very good way.
StevieV019 05-23-2005 08:23 AM
Yes, indeed, GoodFellas is a great movie....Joey P, Bobby DeNiro, and little Ray Ray...

I still love watching Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro showing up on SNL and doing their mob bits...classic!!
Sharpshooter005 05-24-2005 07:34 PM
I haven't seen GoodFellas in ages, but I recently read the book its based on.

Great movie, great book.

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(I'm not too fond of the piano part in Layla, as it wasn't originally supposed to be part of the song).


Seriously? Wow...I love that song, and I'd never heard of that being the case.
Nine Kuze 12-02-2005 03:21 PM
Goodfellas is one of the best gangster films of all time. I personally find it better than Scarface and Carlito's Way and Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, and Robert DeNiro are maginificant. "How am I funny?"

And it was directed by Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Casino), my favorite director of all time who should have gotten the Oscar for this. Kevin Costner and 'Dancing With F*****' Wolves' .Please Sweatdrop ...

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Originally by Dr. Gonzo
Call it blasphemous, but I like GoodFellas a million times better than any of the three Godfather movies.


Yes, that is blasphemous. Nah, I'm just playing but my opinion The Godfather and Godfather II are... well the godfathers of gangsta movies. Godfather III, you can take it or leave it pretty much.
Peace.
David Ryder 12-02-2005 03:28 PM
yawn. Goodfellas is another one of those overrated mobster movies. Actors where good though.
Mr. Peabody 12-02-2005 09:15 PM
Typical Martin Scorcese scene:

INT- NEW YORK BAR - DAY

Heavy cigarette smoke. Blues music playing on the Jutebox. Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro are standing at the bar, drinking. Pesci is chewing on a toothpick, glancing at his wristwatch.

Joe Pesci: "I'm going to the Bronx."
Robert De Niro: "You're going to the Bronx?"
Pesci: "Yeah."
De Niro: "Today?"
Peci: (annoyed) "Yeah."
De Niro (disbelief): "You're going to Bronx."
Pesci (getting angry): "Yeah, I'm going to the [expletive] Bronx."
De Niro: You driving or taking the subway?"
Pesci: What [expletive] difference does it make how I get to the [expletive] Bronx?
De Niro (defensive) "Hey, you told me. You told me just now that you were going to the Bronx."
Pesci (angry): [expletive] you!"
De Niro: [expletive] you!"

A tense moment with both actors glaring at each other. Pesci downs the last of his drink.

Pesci: "I don't have time for this [expletive]. I'm going to the Bronx."

Pesci walks out of the bar. Bumps into an innocent passerby and beats him senseless.

De Niro: (muttering) "Little son of a [expletive] is going to the Bronx."
Nine Kuze 12-03-2005 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Mr. Peabody
Typical Martin Scorcese scene:

INT- NEW YORK BAR - DAY

Heavy cigarette smoke. Blues music playing on the Jutebox. Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro are standing at the bar, drinking. Pesci is chewing on a toothpick, glancing at his wristwatch.

Joe Pesci: "I'm going to the Bronx."
Robert De Niro: "You're going to the Bronx?"
Pesci: "Yeah."
De Niro: "Today?"
Peci: (annoyed) "Yeah."
De Niro (disbelief): "You're going to Bronx."
Pesci (getting angry): "Yeah, I'm going to the [expletive] Bronx."
De Niro: You driving or taking the subway?"
Pesci: What [expletive] difference does it make how I get to the [expletive] Bronx?
De Niro (defensive) "Hey, you told me. You told me just now that you were going to the Bronx."
Pesci (angry): [expletive] you!"
De Niro: [expletive] you!"

A tense moment with both actors glaring at each other. Pesci downs the last of his drink.

Pesci: "I don't have time for this [expletive]. I'm going to the Bronx."

Pesci walks out of the bar. Bumps into an innocent passerby and beats him senseless.

De Niro: (muttering) "Little son of a [expletive] is going to the Bronx."


Dude, that was great! Big Grin Extend that to maybe three, four hours and you got an Oscar worthy movie.
Peace.
Travis Bickle 12-03-2005 07:24 PM
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Originally posted by Mr. Peabody
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I guess it's pretty obvious you don't watch too many Scorsese movies, eh?