Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas

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The story of ‘Mafia’, with all its violence, terror and internal turmoil has fascinated the Hollywood for a long while. It is no wonder then that Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas that is based on Nicholas Pileggi's bestseller Wiseguy is a cult classic. Unlike most other movies of this genre, GoodFellas does not focus on the romanticism of mafia, instead it shows the darkness inherent in that life. Through the story of Henry Hill, the protagonist of the movie played by Ray Liotta, GoodFellas explores the power and glory of being a mobster. When Henry is drawn into the orbit of Paul Cicero,the local kingpin, his life takes a complete turn. His life and all his relationships are now dominated by the Mob. Through the life of Henry, his mob friends, Jimmy and Tommy, and wife Karen, Scorcese has underlined the brutality that becomes a part of their normal life. Guns, drugs and deals are now a part their life as they are induced into the world of organised crime with its severe restrictions and violence.…show more content…
The energetic camera captures the strong host of performances by Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino and many others. Even as the movie sometimes shows the humour of a mob life, it is in turns totally violent, seriously intense and psychologically brutal. All that can be said is that this two and half hours of electrifying, relentless and violent drama is worth every penny paid for it. With its excellent direction and photography, engaging script and the wonderful ensemble of casts, Martin Scorcese's Goodfellas is a movie for the

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