A documentary that presents a brief yet detailed account on the making of Martin Scorsese "GoodFellas", the successful film that redefined the Mafia on the big screen, and a cultural ... See full summary »
A documentary that presents a brief yet detailed account on the making of Martin Scorsese "GoodFellas", the successful film that redefined the Mafia on the big screen, and a cultural phenomenon of the 1990's. With interviews with cast and crew and clips from the movie, they all look back to this important movie, sharing their great experiences in what would turn out to be one of the greatest films ever made. Written by
This is the longest of the four documentaries found on the second DVD of the 2-Disc Special Edition release of Goodfellas. It's a straight behind-the-scenes production. In addition to BTS footage, this has several interviews with cast and crew, excerpts of the script and the director's notes, as well as select clips of the movie, that tend to be used pretty well. A lot of the things said are interesting, and you get insight into how they put it together, Scorsese's process, attention to detail and opinion of his own work and more. The actors go over how it affected them, their careers and the like. This is rather well-edited and paced quite well. With a running time of about half an hour, it's never boring and it doesn't overstay its welcome, either. It's relatively informative, though it doesn't show all that much of the writing, shooting or editing, and they are talked about to some extent. This is subtitled. The language is strong, if not all that frequent. There is a good deal of violence and disturbing content shown from the film. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know how they made the feature. 7/10
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