Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese

Locations from Goodfellas and Wiseguy Mapped

Every time I’ve watched Martin Scorsese’s Goodefellas (1991) (which is more than a few) one of the things that always strikes me is how familiar I am with the built environment of the film. I grew up on the South Shore … Continue reading

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Wall Street, the Other Mob

I loved the passage in Nicholas Pileggi’s Wiseguy where Henry Hill talks about how the Wall Street bankers took the mob to the cleaners. When stolen securities got big, we used to have Wall Street types all over the place buying … Continue reading

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Goodfellas: I’m Here to Amuse You

I’ve written before about love of Tumblr before on this blog, and one of the most consistently brilliant Tumblr blogs I follow is the all-things-film tumblr Cinephilia and Beyond. If you love movies, this is an amazing resource. Anyway, over … Continue reading

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True Crime on Google Maps

I’m reading through Nicholas Pileggi’s 1986 non-fiction account of Henry Hill’s life Wiseguy, the basis for Martin Scorsese’s 1990 classic Goodfellas. We’ll be talking about Goodfellas in the True Crime seminar next week, and I wanted to finally read the book that inspired the … Continue reading

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Au Revoir After Hours

Pitch-perfect Scorsese homage in Au Revoir Simone’s wonderful new video http://t.co/Wcf22Meh4q via @dangermindsblog attn: @jimgroom — Ed Webb (@edwebb) September 27, 2013 Thanks to the above tweet by Ed Webb I got to see a brilliant swede of Martin Scorsese’s 1985 … Continue reading

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