Sunday, September 15, 2013

GoodFellas - Martin Scorsese

GoodFellas has been compared with The Godfather since it was released in 1990. For some people, GoodFellas is "the best mob movie ever". For others, The Godfather trilogy is a combination of poetry, literature, and great filming and acting. The debate is based mostly on tastes and preferences and will have no conclusion.

I'd like to think about GoodFellas and The Godfather as complements rather than rivals or competitors. The Godfather can be seen as the story of high-level mafia , while GoodFellas is about the guys who "implement" the operations in the ground.  Francis Ford Coppola tells the story of a good man who becomes bad almost by accident (Michael Corleone), while Scorsese wants to talk about a guy who always wanted to be bad (Henry Hill).

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