This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School
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Martin Scorsese is living in a gangster’s paradise.
Ever since I was in 7th grade, I wanted to be a gangster. Mostly because I saw Goodfellas at a sleepover and I thought it was the best movie of my young life. It had everything: danger, violence, a glorified lifestyle filled with women, booze, and the best red sauce you could ever imagine.
It didn’t even make prison look so bad.
Sure, maybe you’d get murdered…but at least you had a lot of money when it happened!
Well, today Goodfellas is turning 30, so I thought it was an appropriate time to look back at the Scorsese classic that, despite being robbed at the Academy Awards, still echoes through eternity as one of Scorsese’s best movies.
So let’s take a look at what makes it so great.
Goodfellas Turns 30 and Still Slaps
As I grew older, I thought my love for Goodfellas would wane, but instead, I grew to appreciate the technical mastery that makes the movie slap. You’re watching something that involves everyone working at the top of their game.