Fifteen-minute featurette can be found on Warner's 2-disc Special Edition of Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS. What we basically have here is a group of filmmakers talking about their appreciation for the film and how it influenced the work that they do. Jon Favreau, Allan and Albert Hughes, Joe Carnahan, Richard Linklater, Antoine Fugua and Frank Darabont are interviewed about the film. As usual, these type of featurettes always work because it's interesting seeing famous people you know talk about movies that you love. All of the directors here are clearly shocked and awed at how wonderful the movie is and they share their stories of the first time they watched it, repeated viewings and how it impacted their own films. Hughes Brothers talk about the impact it had on MENACE II SOCIETY. Favreau talks about how those people in SWINGERS thought they were from the Scorsese movie. Darabont talks about when he was making THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION he'd watch the movie ever Sunday just to give him the fire to try and create something special. The featurette is short enough to be entertaining but at the end there's no question that you'd like to hear more thoughts on the film and hear what else these filmmakers think of not only this film but other works by Scorsese.
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