Show Notes: Episode 5 – Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas (1990)
Here’s a range of Wikipedia articles on the lives of those involved who inspired Nicholas Pileggi’s book “Wiseguy” and the film.
- Henry Hill
- Lucchese family
- James Burke (James Conway)
- Thomas DiStefano (Tommy DeVito)
- 1978-79 Boston College point-shaving scandal
- Lufthansa heist
Here’s a video supercut of all the fast dolly zooms used by Martin Scorsese through the years. From “Mean Streets” through “The Wolf of Wall Street”.
Here’s Reel Club’s guide to the memorable sequences from the film.
The Film Spectrum also has a great history of the movie, full of clips which would otherwise be lost to time, including Joe Pesci’s acceptance of the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1991.
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