A Most Violent Year is out soon, which got us thinking about mob movies. Specifically, Goodfellas, and how good it is (right?) To get you thinking too, here are 7 lesser-known facts about Goodfellas (SPOILERS)! Subscribe: http://goo.gl/9AGRm
What did you think? Did you know any of these bits of trivia already? Did we inspire you to bring out some of your favorite Goodfellas quotes from the depths of your memory (hopefully we didn’t inspire you to imitate any of the characters’ other behavior - that would be a lot of felonies).
What’s your favorite scene in Goodfellas? Did we put you in the mood to watch some mob movies? Or eat meatballs? Or re-visit the work of Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci, or Robert De Niro? Are you going to check out A Most Violent Year this weekend? Did we miss any facts you want to share with everyone?
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Movies are a very complicated mess of time, money, people, and strange decisions. Inevitably, in the hodgepodge of life that goes into creating a movie, a few strange and interesting things happen here and there that are rather fascinating little tidbits of information. Every Monday starting in 2014, tune in to Cinefix for lists of things we find out that you (probably) didn't know!
Actually, Tommy got killed because when Henry and Jimmy got sent to prison, Paulie started having an affair with Karen..When Paulie went away for the contempt beef, Tommy tried to strong arm rape Karen, Paulie found out and dropped a dime to John Gotti, who was connected to the Gambino family ( Paulie, etc were connected to the Luchese family) People had suspicions that Tommy was involved in killing Batts and Jeroth, so when it was confirmed, a crew led by John Gotti snagged him...Tommy was not killed by a single shot to the head, Gotti went to work on Tommy, they found Tommy's remains in three trash bags along the east rive
It would help if you actually did your research: that’s not a mugshot photo of Tommy DeSimone at 03:00.
That’s a photo of Joe Iacobacci (Cleveland mafia, 1990s)
“Now go home and get your f**ken shine-box!”
All time favorite movie.
Heres my list
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Raging Bull
6. Godfather 1, 2
I havent seen taxi driver yet
Any other movies that I might like based on this list??
That meatball scene reminds me of my Italian grandmothers at Xmas... except its raviolis... she made the most amazing 100% authentic Italian Raviolis... It was always the hit of Xmas. And it was just like that, always very loud and boisterous at the Italian family, I mean you walked into the room and it was like a shouting match was going the whole time and laughter etc... my Dad and my Uncle ripping on each other, seeing who could out-class the one this year... the mirror opposite at my mom's mom, where it was quiet and you would only hear a glass or a fork go clink, clink... I have such great memories as a kid, too bad my adulthood sucks...
Here's one you missed, Frank Vincent who gets the beating as Bill Bates also too a massive beating from Joe Pesci in Raging Bull.....................but don't cry for old Frank Vincent because he gets Pesci back back in Casino when he beats him to death in the corn fields
Funny how how am I funny would I do it amusing to you what the f*** do you mean I'm funny hold on hold on he knows what he said...... Ha ha .. you may fold under questioning.... My favorite line in movie
Goodfellas factoid = the final court room scene was filmed in an actual court room. Since it was a real court they could only film at night. The black guy playing the judge was actually the night janitor. Scorsese let him play the role since he couldn't do hi job until they were done filming.
A pretty good list but the single best piece of trivia about Goodfellas is that Fat Andy, who is only seen briefly during the introduction scene, was played by Lou Eppolito. Eppolito was a real life NYPD organized crime division cop and was working on the set as a technical advisor. Lou Eppolito and his parter were also paid hitmen who worked for the Lucchese Crime Family. Both are now in prison.
Another factoid: Robert DeNiro's tie required a specific knot that only Scorsese knew how to tie. So before shooting any scenes with Jimmy Conway, the director ran to the dressing room to fix up his tie.
What I read was that Pauly knew Tommy had killed Billy Batts but kept it to himself until Karen Hill went to him and told him that Tommy had tried to rape her. Pauly then told the Gambinos that Tommy was responsible for killing Batts so they'd kill him.
Damn, what a great ,, no Outstanding movie!! I'll have to go watch it again.
Also have to mention. The Departed. I was listening to some DKM & "shipping up to Boston" came on & reminded me of that movie. another classic, that Iv'e only seen once!!!
I have got to watch that movie again.