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Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas' (2004)

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 »


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Complete credited cast:
Barbara De Fina Barbara De Fina ... Herself - Executive Producer (as Barbara DeFina)
Martin Scorsese ... Himself - Director (archive footage)
Nicholas Pileggi ... Himself - Co-Screenwriter
Ray Liotta ... Himself / Henry Hill
Irwin Winkler ... Himself - Producer
Lorraine Bracco ... Herself / Karen Hill
Frank Vincent ... Himself / Billy Batts
Paul Sorvino ... Himself / Paul Cicero
Robert De Niro ... Himself / Jimmy Conway (archive footage)
Henry Hill Henry Hill ... Himself
Thelma Schoonmaker ... Herself - Editor
Joe Pesci ... Himself / Tommy De Vito (archive footage)
Michael Ballhaus ... Himself - Director of Photography


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 Rodrigo Amaro

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19 November 2004 (Finland) See more »

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Automat Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Goodfellas (1990). See more »


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The Making of Goodfellas
22 December 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Getting Made (2004)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Extremely entertaining look at the making of GOODFELLAS, Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece of life in the mob. Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Nicholas Pileggi, Irwin Winkler, Lorraine Bracco, Henry Hill, Thelma Schoonmaker and Frank Vincent are all featured in new interviews while we get archival interviews with Scorsese, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. The documentary does a very good job at letting the viewer know how the product came to be from the first time Scorsese heard of the story up to a bad preview screening where the film obviously rubbed people the wrong way. The film does a very good job at mixing the interviews to give you a complete idea of the making of the film. We get clips from the actual filming of the movie where we get to see Scorsese working and then we'll cut to an actor talking about what the director wanted and how he would get it. There's a very good sequence about the Tommy/'I'm a clown' sequence and you really get a great idea of how it was written, rehearsed and how it ended up on the screen. Liotta also gives a good idea of what his process was of getting into his role and Sorvino also talks about how he finally was able to get the look of a killer. The most interesting aspect of the film is the way it shows how involved Scorsese was to get his vision on the screen and this includes the music selections as well as the style of editing. Of course, it would have been nice with a new interview from Scorsese but it's interesting seeing his thoughts from 1990 and in the end this is a very entertaining piece that fans of the film will enjoy.

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