Good Fellas : A Classic Mafia Film

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In the time where mobster business ruled the streets of New York, Good Fellas is a classic mafia film that brings a little bit of everything to the round table; the violence, the profanity, the sex, the drugs, and especially the money. “Forget about it!” It will have you on the edge of your seat, entertained and desiring to see more of it. Directed by Martin Scorsese, 'Good Fellas’, takes place in the 1960’s and 70’s in the beautiful state of New York. Mobsters were walking idols for the eyes of many, with nice, slick suits, puffing cigarettes with tremendous swagger. And one of them was Ray Liotta as Henry Hill, a local Irish-American kid who grows up in one of the baddest, most tough neighborhoods in the city. Dropping out of high…show more content…
Murdering Billy Batts, a mobster from the Gambino Crime Family, Henry Hill was on the verge of living the glamoirous lifestyle by doing what had to be done and that was: never rat on your friends and keeping your mouth shut. After closing the trunk in one motion, the trumpets of old jazz music drifted slowing into the scene, and the title ‘GoodFellas’ appeared in vibrant red. The way the scene was presented to the viewer, made the curiosity of one to perk up like meerkat coming out of a hole. Some may ask themselves, “How did they get there? What happened before this all took place? Why are the killing this man?” Automatically, the viewer is reeled into the story plot of ‘GoodFellas '. I mean, who wouldn’t be? With the opening scene showing the brutal stabbing of a mobster and finishing gunshots to his head, anyone could tell that this film is not for the faint at heart. Violence will always capture the attention of the viewers.

As Henry Hill got deeper into doing “business” with Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito, there was no doubt that anything would get in the way of their lucrative lifestyles. They would go out and enjoy themselves with a few drinks in the nightclub called “Copacabana”. Obnoxious laughs, alcoholic beverages tapping glass on glass and tobacco smoke fills the air heavily. With such scene, you would think that you’re at a stand up comedy by whats being talked about. The director, Martin, made a good choice of placing Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito)
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