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"goodfellas" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts

03:10 min | Last month

"goodfellas" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

"Not everyone has the guts, nor the opportunity to be a gangster, but the myth of success is the very stuff of the American dream. Believe in the dream cannot criticize the wise guy for what he does. Because after all he is just refusing to play straight in a game, which is certainly not known for its fairness, hence goodfellas is characterized by our particular type of irony, which leads to honest acceptance rather than critical judgment, conscious involvement rather than mere disdain. Perhaps such an irony is best described as realistic self-awareness. Scorsese sees through the myth of the wise guy and denounce its fixation in childhood at the same time. He knows that he to likes the same things as the wise guys, success and stardom attract everybody. In a sense, then Scorsese exposes himself together with the wise guys revealing the common element which moralists prefer to overlook. The same holds true for Scorsese's portrayal of masculinity. goodfellas touches a raw nerve in the mail imaginary by making us feel the intense power of the wonderful arrogance of the wise guys on the subject of Irony Masculinity Scorsese must be credited with an interesting move at the time when Henry starts dating Karen roughly half an hour into the film. Goodfellas surprises us by inserting her voiceover. She thus challenges Henry's authority as the first person narrator and provides an alternative point of view. She sees Henry and the Italian American. You with an eye of an outsider, because she comes from a respectable Jewish family. There is even a point at which the narrative is totally hers during the wedding scene. It is fascinating to speculate on how the film might have been reshaped if Scorsese had gone further with the dual voiceover, instead goodfellas bears witness to an old fashioned ethnic mode of masculinity. Is Goodfellas. Just a virtuoso piece with no substance. Is Scorsese indulging in a trip of Macho Bella Gouda in effect, the film's formal extravagance often parallels and enhances the content. For example to impress Karen on his first date. Henry takes her to the Copacabana. They leave the car key to a valet and enter through the back door, thus avoiding the line at the entrance, the camera follows them through a maze of steaming stoves into the crowded club where to waiters promptly place a table for them where no one has been allowed to be, it is undoubtedly a virtuoso piece. One of the most tortuous tracking shots in the history of cinema get it has the formal justification suggesting the drive towards the center which motivates the search for success. The pleasure of occupying a position and of being looked at finds here a spatial and visual translation..

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts

03:46 min | Last month

"goodfellas" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

"Scorsese film blows up and virtually creates the character of Tommy. Dissimilar Zona Tommy Devito in the film played by Joe Petchey who is not well developed in Portuguese book. The book hints at Tommy's psychotic violence, but in no way alludes to his social private life in Goodfellas not only does Tami rather than Jimmy. Dominate the group scenes, but he endows the film with its dramatically effective mixture of registers comic and very pleasurable and repulsive. Goodfellas comic side allows the audience to let their guard down, and thus sets them up to be all the more affected by the film's brutal scenes, conversely goodfellas violent side gives the film an edge that it would otherwise not have and leaves the audience unresolved as to whether it should be having a good time. This dual effect which redeems the film by keeping it from being a bit too safe is mostly accomplished through Tommy for instance, the sequence at the beginning of Henry's adult life is wonderfully emblematic of Tommy's function in the fell. He is recounting one of his colorful tales to a bunch of wiseguys in a crowded restaurant. No sooner does Henry Compliment Tommy with your funny. then. Tommy's jovial expression vanishes. What do you mean I'm funny? The tension rises as Henry stutters trying to extricate himself from Tommy's unfolding anger. The narration threatens to move from laughter to violence from pleasure to pain at the peak of the suspense. However Henry realizes that Tommy was putting him on the laughter resumes. Henry is one of the wise guys and the violence is deflected outward onto the restaurant's owner. Tommy's presence is a guarantee of pleasure and yet constantly threatens the fill with going out of control. The already disturbing effect of combining violence and laughter in the same film thus magnified. We resent laughing a character who is also so unequivocally despicable. Can Pleasure be so immoral? To enhance the complexity of character, Scorsese gives him a mother played by no less than his own mother Cathrine. This may suggest the filmmakers identification with Tommy a character who is the locus of a dangerously unpredictable ambivalence, indeed most of Scorsese's films have some character with Tommy's unresolvable edge. Moreover in stressing the mother son relationship so strongly. Scorsese makes the point that a corrupted childhood is after all the problem with the tough games played by wise guys, men just do not grow up and good shows the gangsters as kids, but it also cast the spectators into the role of kids, forcing them to feel the contradictory pleasure of liking the bad guys play book ended with an image of a happy and successful Henry thus providing an implicit moral closure to the story. The film's ending however gives quite different. Feeling we I see Henry Get up from the witness. Stand in the tribunal and walks towards the retreating camera all the while looking at and talking to it. Is Words recollect how good his life as a gangster was. We then cut to a developing suburban residential area. The cameras starts a lateral track on a row of houses and stops on Henry. Picking up the paper from his porch while the voice over says that now he has to resign himself to living like every other schmuck..

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

Classic Movie Musts

04:07 min | Last month

"goodfellas" Discussed on Classic Movie Musts

"Filmed this week is goodfellas which was directed by Martin Scorsese was released in Nineteen, Ninety, Goodfellas Stars Ray Liotta Robert Deniro Joe. PESCI and Lorraine BRACCO and also features Paul Survey. Frank Severo and Tony Darrow. In one thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, five young Henry. Hill becomes enamored of the criminal life and Mafia presence, his working class Italian American. Neighborhood in Brooklyn it begins working for local boss Paul, Paulie Cicero and his associates James, Jimmy the Gent Conway an Irish truck hijacker and gangster and Tommy Devito a fellow juvenile delinquent. And begins as fence for Jimmy gradually working his way up to more serious crimes. The three associates spend most of their nights in the nineteen sixties at the Copa Cabana Nightclub carousing with women Henry, start dating Karen a Jewish woman. She is initially troubled by Henry's criminal activities, but is eventually seduced by glamorous lifestyle. She marries him despite her parents disapproval in one thousand, nine hundred seventy billy batts a made man in the Gambino crew who was recently released from prison repeatedly insults Tommy at a nightclub owned by Henry. This provokes his murder by Tommy and. The. Unsanctioned murder of a made man invites retribution, realizing this Jimmy Henry and Tommy cover up the murder by burying the body in upstate new. York, six months later, however, Jimmy learns that the burial site is. Four development, prompting them to exhume and relocate the decomposing corpse in nineteen seventy four carrying harasses, Henry's mistress Janice and holds Henry at gunpoint Henry moves in with Janice, but Paulie insists that he should return to Karen after collecting a debt from a gambler in Tampa with Jimmy. Upon returning Jimmy and Henry arrested after being turned in by the gambler. SISTER FBI typist, and they receive ten year prison sentences in order to support his family on the outside Henry, has drugs smuggled in by Karen and sells them to a fellow inmate in Pittsburgh in Nineteen, seventy, eight Henry is paroled expanse this cocaine business against polly's orders soon involving Jimmy and Tommy. Jimmy organizes a crew to raid the Lufthansa Vault, at the JFK airport, stealing several millions in cash and jewelry after some members purchase.

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Truth vs Hollywood

Filmspotting

04:50 min | Last month

Truth vs Hollywood

"Welcome to truth versus Hollywood I'm David, Chen and A. Truth versus Hollywood is look at films that are based on a true story, but we don't just talk about the film. We also talk about that true story. On this podcast will touch on what really happened. How that differs from the film and why and we're not just talking, heads will hear about the true story through interviews from experts, witnesses and people who were involved in it. It's both the real facts and the real facts are l. fix. What do you think that Joanna I loved it today Ridge? Today! We're talking about Martin. Scorsese's classic film Goodfellas Goodfellas is based on the book Wiseguy. Nicholas Pathology which, in turn is based on life of Mobster Henry Hill Hill was actually alive when the film came out and was very pleased with his film based on him, and as we'll talk about later, it definitely had an effect on his life. Pathology worked with Scorsese to write the screenplay and the film was. was a complete. It nominated for six Academy Awards and won one Joe Pesci for supporting actor. It's considered one of the best gangster movies of all times. If I put it on their list of one hundred years, one hundred movies and the Library of Congress decided that it was culturally important and added it to its preservation archives all right well. Let's get to the movie itself. It stars Ray Liotta. Hill Robert Deniro as Jimmy, the Gent Conway, who's based on Jimmy the Gent? Burke Joe Pesci as Tommy devito based on Tommy desimone Paul Sorvino Paul cicero based on Paul Vario and Lorraine Bracco as Henry's wife Karen Hill. Many real life figures at this movie was based off of an apparently Henry Hill ended up getting paid five hundred eighty thousand dollars because of the use of historian, this movie, which is a lot of money to pay to a mobster who has done very horrible things you know in watching this movie again. John Robinson one of the things that. I kind of realized you know or reflected on is the fact that we've been lost you decades seen so many movies about bad men, doing bad things, and that this movie kind of one of the prototypical examples of how they can be glorified an elevated in this. Movie makes that lifestyle look really glamorous while at the same time depicting some of the negative consequence lifestyle, but at the same time it does rubbed me the wrong way that like the people who are involved often are rewarded. We also saw this Martin. Scorsese's Will Wall Street as well. Similar dynamic, there so I'm kind of curious like as you're reflecting on your overall experience of watching the movie, and now that we know little bit more about what happened with the real life characters, and we're GONNA. Talk about it during the courses podcast like. How did it strike you that? This is based off of Real Person I. Think Scar says he couldn't have picked a better release. Go subject to to glum onto here than Henry Hill because though he is gangster and he's fully involved in this gangster life, he is a the likability of this character, which is really what's Cortesi was going for I've seen interviews. We talked about the nineteen thirty two scarface, which was the first time he ever saw. Gangsters depicted as really likable. When you Henry Hill. And he does terrible things, but he's a gangster who is a little squeamish. We see this the film and it's corroborated by true story of his life. He was violent crimes, but he wasn't a a mass murderer and You know the the charisma of him. I think is really important. He wasn't one of the most vicious people in this story. And so I think you're making good point that like. If you're GONNA choose an entry way into this world. Henry Hill is probably the ideal candidate in this case so. Well, the film opens with three men driving in a car, having a seemingly normal evening. It's then revealed that there is a captive in the trunk and than shortly after him, we mmediately get Henry's voiceover with the iconic line as far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. It's one of the most. Openings and Awesome History Joanna Robinson after nearly three decades. How effective did you find this opening? Well, it's funny. I did not see I was eight years old when fellows came out, or maybe nine so I did not see it in theaters and I didn't see it until later in life and but by then it already seats into the culture because it was so iconic. You know there's. Maniacs good feathers, pigeon parody, and like all sorts of stuff, so I'm going to wear of the beats of it, even though the first exposure to goodfellas was. Is what you're saying. Thousand percent absolutely. But you know so by the time I had seen it. I had also seen so many things that had imitated it, and this is true of like so many of our great films like by the time you get around to watching it. Maybe you seen a bunch of people. Knock it off and so you're like well. How groundbreaking? Is this

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Joe Profaci

Kingpins

03:36 min | 2 months ago

Joe Profaci

"The underworld. Today's quote comes from Salvatori profanity. An influential captain in the most famous Colombo crime family based in New York City for fought. She's actions were ruthless but they were necessary to keep the families disputes away from authorities. Nowhere was this sentiment more apparent than in his famous quote. Goodfellas don't sue goodfellas goodfellas kill goodfellas cheese. Father Joe was the original head of the crime family before his death in nineteen sixty two in the years. Following the family was taken over by Joseph Colombo. The younger prophecy never expressed regret over. Not taking over for his father. He knew it was best if he worked outside of the limelight. Things were easier to accomplish in the shadows while Prophet. She never led the family. His role was important in keeping the peace profound. She was known to be a great mediator. Inter family disputes and was called in to squash any problems for example in nineteen ninety two a mob lawyer in Philadelphia named Salvatore threatened to sue a mobster named carmine Franco Avena accused Franko of skimming money off the top of their Waste Management. Racket without telling him as if the accusation itself wasn't enough to stir up trouble. Avena wanted to take the matter to court. Never the best idea for a criminal organization. The fifty-six-year-old flew in to settle the dispute at the behest of the Colombo family Ci Son was also married to a Venus daughter so in addition to helping the crime family he was protecting his own family profonde. She begged Wien not to file a civil suit. Exposing the entire business in front of a judge would lead to more charges against everyone but Avena was steadfast. That's when pro fauci uttered his famous quote to survive the mob. You had to avoid the courts. This wasn't how things were run instead. Violence was the law of the land. Profonde she didn't want Vena killed. He was family but if he didn't relent. That would be the only way forward. It took some more working over but Avena down. He and Franco settled their deal out of court weeks. Later the problem was federal officials. Had bugged. Evine is office. Every word of his conversation with Prof Archie was heard and some of prophecies comments were used to pin his men on a slew of charges. It was the biggest and most ironic slip up of his career. But he himself ultimately didn't face prosecution he was able to retreat back into the shadows just the way he liked it after a few more years of peacekeeping by the early two thousands prof

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

06:48 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"Thank you Evan. That was amazing and now all I wanted to eat pasta and by the way I know we've talked about on thing but his show is fantastic. Get could be. It's it's free right now do it. E- You're still not eating at a Henry Hills House and now. Obviously you have opinions about this. I imagine you enjoyed trying to find negative reviews about goodfellas disheartened. I couldn't find more but I did find one. The review that I found comes from variety magazine. They called it Simul simultaneously fascinating repellents. Goodfellas is Martin. Scorsese's colorful but dramatically unsatisfying. Look at Mafia life in nineteen fifty five to nineteen eighty in New York City. Commercial prospects for the overlong release appear relatively modest. Scores eases intent here is to show how a life of crime could compelling to an Irish American kid who sorted upbringing. Hasn't prepared for anything about her. But it's undercut by the off. Pudding Opaque Characterization of Ray liotta sympathy is not the issue. Here empathy is the second half over. Doesn't develop the dramatic conflicts between the character and the mill you that are hinted at earlier. The effect is simply to keep piling. On and intensifying Leila's horrific and ultimately numbing descend into depravity Sorvino He talks about Serena here but here he says Servino scruples. Recall those of Martin Marlon Brando in the Godfather but since Goodfellas doesn't share the godfather films examination of the Mafia's evolution in reaction of social justice. The conflict has no wait and save misguidedly abandons his focus on the mob community to tell the unrewarding story of Lone Wolf the film style in the second half it turns into a frenetic feverish. Mimicry of the wasted looking. Leonidas coked up mental state. All right well there you go. You guys should have dinner together. You have a very nice time. I won't even pretend that I care that much about how my garlic is sliced amy Is there a Simpson's there is the simpsons that pulled from an episode called the ha-had couple? This is where Bart decides to befriend Nelson the school bully and he realizes how life opens up. This is a bit of a longer clip. If you WANNA watch it in full I just pulled the bit. That's talking because what they're gonNA do. Here's Nelson's going to give them a tour of the school and they're going to duplicate the Copacabana entrance but they stopped talking fairly soon on so I just cut the clip or wish you weren't fully sometimes but it's not up to me. It's who I am. I mean a shark yet stops swimming or it'll blow up. Man Never knew you were so deep here this is for. You announce invest the sleeves were torn off by wild dogs from then on. My life changed all of a sudden. I was a somebody in a skillful. And nobody's the go anywhere. Do anything for US live. Any other way was nuts. Turn the whole cafeteria. See Crab will smoking in the back. You see guys smuggling in answer keys and then they were through the cafeteria and then they get a table. Right in front is beautiful. I love that that's great. I mean it's been really fun talking to you about this film. I've been looking forward to it and I really thought I was going to be incredibly swayed and I think distance from this movie really made me appreciate it so much more and I still you know I is always evaluate your take on on it all in one of our more contentious episode of the podcast. That we very rarely. Do we disagree this hard on a on a film. I think maybe the other time was godfather to so there you go. That's very because. Can I tell you what my theory as to? Why goodfellas is so elevated in the world and also the? I'll try this Africa system. I if this episode has made anybody out there love this movie more. That is fantastic. Because what we're doing right. We're sharing hugging different ideas. And if tugging media makes it stronger in your book which I think you're arguing about why Lorraine has it has her narrations important effective great argument. I'll beautiful beautiful. We're just pumping our own muscles here but my theory as to why Goodfellas is treasured as much as it is. I do think it deserves to be questioned much. Harder is because it when it comes out in nineteen ninety that is also the year of the godfather part three and it's the year my Blue Heaven. Anisimov the freshmen with Marlon Brando. And I think this movie comes out and it's I am when there's a bunch of movies that are slightly more sacrilegious about what the Mafia means and because this movie took it more seriously and was the most gory in real. I think it did get bumped up a bit in comparison and raising in our cultural Of Evaluation and I think it could just be lowered a little bit. Okay all right all right all right. So let's talk about next week. We've been doing these schooled spool parties which are kind of celebrating cultural. Hits movies that we just love from big to coolest and we actually celebrated the House party thirtieth anniversary last week. Live on Youtube with Reggie Hedlund and Christopher Kid Reid which was Super Fun. He is a big Fan of yours. Doesn't make me blush and we thought it'd be fun to actually release one of those episodes because it actually ties in to Goodfellas in more than one way. The first way released the same year. So this is a movie that comes out the same year as Goodfellas but more importantly both movies talk about getting a beating. And there's a there the in both films they just basically talk about. If you can get beat down you're GONNA get beat down. It's pretty much like I knew. I'M GONNA get a beating so just beating and I feel like so there's a similarity to the idea of just taking your beating when you get. It doesn't make a difference. How late you're out or who you live to or how you school. Sometimes he's gotTa take a beating up. That's a real way of looking at the world funny when when when it came on news talking about taking a beating like oh we just heard this. House party so Next week we'll be airing that here on the podcast but we'll be doing a live unschooled school party next week for the film clue. It'll be a real murder mystery. Unspoiled live on Youtube and that will be eight thirty. Pm Eastern Standard Time Five thirty PM. Pacific Time Alive on Youtube on the Air Wolf Channel suggest checkout unschooled unschooled talking about poo and maybe just maybe there will be. I hope it's not me. Nobody kills me now..

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

11:32 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"I'm saying I could cut all the extra movies from this list but the Godfather and on the waterfront and I would still sleep really. Well padded. Folks it's me. Don't Wilcox poet laureate of the whist I'm happy to announce that the city slickers at here. Wolf have finally given me my own podcast. It's called bananas for Bonanza in each episode me and my co hosts Mutt Taylor from the journeymen and Christian entrepreneur amy sleepers. Then we'll discuss one episode of the Classic Television Western Series Bonanza. It's the only podcast you'll ever need about the only television show that ever was. But Anna's for Bonanza is out now with new free episodes every other Monday. Listen and stitcher apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcast you can also listen to. Bonus episodes of bananas for Bonanza only on stitcher premium for a free month stitcher premium go to stitcher premium dot com and. Use the Promo Code. Bananas Bananas for Bonanza. That's Bananas Spelled Correctly B. O. N. A. S. Let's talk about cooking a little. Bit More We've kind of alluded to it a few times about how cooking in this film is an undercurrent and not clearly. You don't believe it's an undercurrent with Henry Hill. But there is an amazing chef that We are bringing on today to talk a little bit about the history of Pasta and making simple sauce a sauce. You can actually make your quarantine. He's a brand new show. Could be called the shape of Pasta. Please welcome chef. Evan Evan I love your series that you have going on right now and you have are you custodian of Italian tradition and as your as the website says a master of world techniques of hand. Made Pasta. You feel like you have an insight that we may not know. I think about this food that I think so many of us eat all the time and But we don't really think about because it's sort of like it's a staple of our our our diet mini's yeah Pasta is very much woven into the fabric of America Since the great immigration from a mostly southern Italy at the turn of the century Pasta has been a mainstay a cornerstone of of American cuisine. I would never call myself a master of anything I I. I am a student of of Pasta of its history of its of its enter apology. I've come to offered myself for the past decade. Plus as kind of like this this Godson of Pasta to these pasta makers throughout the peninsula. Italy they're all women and they all have extraordinary family histories Typically you know these women have been making a single shape since they were like six years old. They are absolute masters a regular shape. Pasta will be my masterpiece of from a life. It'll be my legacy that I leave behind. I love this and you you. You had a documentary Which was just funky which was an two thousand eighteen. When I saw that like the idea that you know when you see like Jiro Dreams of Sushi like that seems like this art and forget this art of Pasta because it is I think Accessible to us or it seems simple but this idea that people have been working on this since they were children. They're really the are rarely masters of their domain. I guess maybe my question is. Is there ever a bad pasta? Can you there? Is there bad pasta? Yeah it's not that bad execution. You know one of the most beautiful things that I found a doing this. Is that any pasta shape that you can find in the grocery store with strider. Fresh has an incestuous shape that was at one time made by hand by a woman to feed their family and VIP plethora of shapes really borne out of a necessity defeat once family fruit very meagre means flour and water. And I mean what would you do? If you're put in that position okay. We have to eat water again. What would you do things fresh in creative? You would find new space Jeff. I think you're eating the same shit every day. So that's were our babies thousands shaped really borne out of that that forced ingenuity and the necessity feed feed your family. And it's so diverse. Because of all the you know Italy was not unified until the late eighteen hundreds and get these very small city states kind. The city states that are spread out all over the place all have their very very deeply rooted color traditions. That are still alive and well today. That idea of being limited of being stuck. It has kind of a nice parallel to what we see here in Goodfellas. Which is the men in prison right having to figure out how to make a delicious meal while they're stuck in there which I feel at least for myself I can relate to now like even more you know I'm stuck inside. How can I cook? What can I eat? What can I do to make my meals more interesting? And I was wondering if you wouldn't mind just kind of juicing my brain a little bit like sharing a recipe for making a really good tomato sauce honesty Simplicity is is your your starting point if you can find a good can of San Marzano tomatoes. I love do not believe tomatoes might my a- Shafran Chris Bianco partner in that it's exceptional grown in California out to could sheen has also grown elephants. Would I use that Felix? Any kind of canned or imported plump tomato was a perfectly fine so finance something with low acidity. Get some garlic. You can find garlic anywhere. Please don't your use garlic powder. It's absolute classmate there any advantage to slicing the garlic thin with a razor blade. Okay so in my opinion Italians. Italians love garlic but they also like the ability to take garlic so that it's not too strong. That's not to say that I haven't found very garlic heavy things in Italy but the use of garlic and onions the prominence of that is really American Italian cooking. And if you if you go back to the turn of the century when there's a great migration here there weren't Italian products in the United States in the Nineteen Hundreds Nineteen Twenty S. So they basically did what they have done for thousands and thousands of years and they. They were very creative. They had to provide for their families so they used what was around them at times. A very specific that way where they specifically with what's around them in what's in in season so when it came to America there wasn't dried pasta. There wasn't you but there was flowers so they were forced back into this kind of cottage industry of making Pasta and making sauces from what was around him. And there's actually a funny th- of a funny little seen in in goodfellas where a- Deniro's adding catch up to his spaghetti when after they They walkout that guy and he's in the trunk and they go to Scorsese's mom's house he's putting catch up on his spaghetti. So that gives us kind of like mindset. They had US catch up. Because that was the only can tomato chronic that they had a when I got here so back to the rest. You get some dried pasta. Whatever you want Spaghetti or Rigatoni or ely or You know whatever canned tomatoes garlic and Marjoram if you can find it margin is cousin a softer and more genteel. Assan to Oregano Oregano is very strong. Very kind of Musky but Martin. Has This beautiful kind of softness and at it's much more genteel and olive oil. And that's it so if you start in like a medium sauce pot on medium heat add some olive oil until it starts to kind of Shimmer. We call it applause smash the garlic wants to peel it. Put it into the olive oil in Fryatt until you start. See a little bit of color and then throw your pick margarine or your dried oregano which perfectly fine. And then you're gonna FRY that for about fifteen seconds until it becomes aromatic and then the tomatoes and that's it literally rang temperature and then let it simmer you can mash it up with a wooden spoon or like potato mash or something like that at a little bit of How would you let it simmer because I feel like I hear really polarized opinions on us for sure? And and that's the one thing about will. Not One of the things about Italy is that we're talking about these city states. Each each region each city eats Commun- each household has its own traditions and diversity is literally on natural world. Probably maybe in China. But it's really about whose grandmother knew talking to you. Don't you could go to my Mike Stroll Asandra reasonable on your right. She makes Bolognese. Irregular from seventy three. And she's going to swear up and down to Jesus Christ that if you don't have these seven greedy doubling as it's not bullying but then you go next door and they tell you something completely different and swear up and down to Pope John Paul the second that. If you're on have these ingredients it's not Bolognese. So the traditions and the authenticity is very very person so you you're GONNA get conflicting. You'RE GONNA get conflicting results from whether you ask what would you say? I would say some somewhere in the middle to be honest with you using canned tomatoes. You know. When's the best time to be a Ragu when it's done and You want your shooting for balance. And that's why choosing the ingredients is such an incredibly important part of Italian cooking. Shopping is shopping. Well knowing how to use produce products is is rule number one rule number one shop. Well don't buy shit because you can't make chicken soup a chicken coop. So you have to literally by the best that you can possibly find and then just basically try not to fuck it up. That's Italian cooking in a nutshell. Taking away from this is the chef is as big of a part of the recipe as the recipe to a certain degree and I think because everyone is doing a different. It's a what do you like? What does family like? How do you want to feed your family? And and and there's a I think there's a at least in my. I grew up in Italian family and both sides cooked very differently but they were both equally delicious for sure. I'm I'm I'm fortunate. Nets my great privilege to be kind of this. Very small cog G- in a massive wheel. That's that you know basically spans a couple thousand years and I'm just a part of a I'm I'm a tuning for all I'm doing is capturing.

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

07:12 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"One. I do mind Henry Dr Cocaine. Get your car and go and come back when you're sober of Netflix. Tomorrow a among for now I don't care you're not sober. Look at your fucking nine fucking having you. So that's underhill cooking sizzling you. Here's in making I. I believe some sort of a Schnitzel. I honestly feel. You're too big nitpicks about this. Movie are are such interesting hangups about the movie. Like I'm not not devaluing them but they're so minute that they've taken out of the movie. It kind of is shocking to me. It's not like it's a the age and the brother like it's like. What are the vehicles? No they are your reframing them in a shallow they are deeply fundamental their fundamental because both of these things say who the characters are and I think that by casting casting. Peci WHO's tuna times as old as you should be to play this character of Tommy two and a half times two and a half times as old as you should be to play this character. It just shows that that when it comes down to it Scorsese's willing to pick the more fun performance over the better performance over the chew or performance that he doesn't care too much about really Khatami isn't what time he represented because he wants the petchey performance he's willing to make that trade off and I think it's a bad choice in as loud to reframe. Everything about who Henry Hill is everything he's presented about who Henry is to have this kind of memorable flashy thirty minutes sequence. That actually doesn't seem like it that much to do with the character. I'm just saying that's too big character issues and it shows the movie for me. I think it's it's like the Joe Patchy performance and I think you even saw this a little bit with Irishman when he chooses to act which is rare games fishing being one of the best examples of this he brings home An Academy Award winning performance. No He I think he. I think he's like When he really gets into a character he does an amazing job at that character. I as a as somebody who's directed at someone who acted I think. Sometimes you have to say like fuck how I view this character or how this character is. I want the best version of this character. I want the best. You know. Obviously narrow shoo-in but maybe not as she won because he gave narrow both choices. And and there's a lot of people that were up for this part of the you some of these names which actually pretty interesting. I just think that you would always go. I think you always go for for performance version even when it screws up the whole concept of. How will you're supposed to be when you're a made guy and what it means to look like a young hotshot would it be? I mean look calls Tommy a bad seed that means child he calls him a bad seed and he's forty. I don't think that that's the truth. Is the only resigned? Call Patsy people he considered for Jimmy. Conway was Al Pacino Malkovich and William Petersen all of them in the same age group but in his mind. He saw this movie Malkovich's is he that younger. Let me do the math. On that. Hold on Malkovich's a full decade younger than Benxi move go which actually would have worked which actually then you at least understand that their peers instead of it suddenly seeming like they're not fierce a magical time loop. I'm ten years older than you. All right. Well. We're never going to full grins but I do value you and your opinions on this movie and like I said when I heard you on the cannon longtime ago five years ago you definitely opened my eyes to things in this movie that are worthy of discussion. Like I think that everything that you brought up is worthy to be noted. I think though that the greater good of what those issues are outweighs them in my opinion. And I'm saying it is absolutely okay to love this movie. Absolutely okay loved this movie. I loved on the Babysitter's dead. Love that movie love that movie. I'm not saying that movie should be on the top went under. I'm not seeing a movie with this. Many strange script choices should be on the top one hundred list and I think the fact that it's in the nineties gives me hope that it will go down so you're saying off the list. I just think it should be one hundred percent not just because I think it has a lot of structural flaws but because also this is the fourth mobster movie. Here's the thing. This is the fourth movie that on the list. And I'm Kinda like who cares. You must sure we've got the Godfather to on the waterfront in a touch of it in some like it hot but don't really count that and I'm just like sure I could even understand. The argument. Goodfellas is more true to the experience of what it's like to be an Italian American in a Mafia family then the godfather is but I still don't care because I don't understand why mafia stories have to take this much. Cultural landscape in our life bore movies about what it's like to be in the mob on this list. We don't have a single movie about like astronauts single movie restaurants. I'd give up any of these movies for an astronaut movie. Well because because you know astronauts definitely there's many astronauts as there are people in the mafia I'm saying is more relevant than my life. Yes you're from New York I'm from Texas. Mafia doesn't mean anything to me. Okay sure Mafia. I think we need to let them on by the by the way. Are you saying that two thousand and one is not an astronaut movie? Oh good point all right. I'll take that cool. I'm GonNa say that Josh brought that to my attention. I don't want to. We got an ASS movie. Excellent good we still have too many mafia movies. Fuck more Americans. In this country then Mafia people will have this amy. I would say this. I would replace Godfather to this. I do believe it belongs on the list I think this movie captures very definitive. View of the Mafia Waterfront Godfather. In this those are three very different films. Three very different views of how it presents itself and how people can get sucked in and how can affect them I I think each one is is worth adding on. The waterfront. Is Beautifully done film? I think Godfather One is really Perfection Godfather to in this talk to each other a little bit too certain extent you know and and Godfather to almost talk a little bit too on the waterfront to certain extent. Say but I would pick this. If you could only have three. That would be my three. I would go godfather on the waterfront and this I think I also believe this is one of the best Scorsese's on the list. I do think it's it is an encapsulation of everything that he does incredibly well. I love taxi driver. I think texture really amazing film and I think that this movie is kind of him at the height of his power. So I think this is like this is you know. He didn't WanNa make one but he did make one and he kind of made his best version of one and then he'd finally made another one too but I think there's something really unique about this movie. The alchemy of this movie is very very special..

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

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03:34 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"I think it's a weird choice and I wanted to talk about it. I can understand intellectually for Scorsese. Why want to pick that because he actually called this movie you know like Punk rock attitude that he wanted to show you know. He's got this quick cuts. He's got this too much narration. He was like you know what I don't care if this demonstration too many quick cuts. That's too bad it is that kind of punk rock attitude trying to show but I do think it's a weird choice because it's not as choice that that movie way. Because it's like he wanted Sinatra to do my way it's an actress said no you can't have the rights that's not in this movie. Okay and then. He was just forced in the sun. Now he makes it and he plays this song he's the nobody just slaps this song on anyway. Okay but I think like if you go. There is an element of what he wanted from that song. What what wherever that song is saying. You know which I think it it does. It's a very interesting song especially with these characters. Right it's like these characters are the embodiment of that song. So I think he hasn't as head. That's what I want. And when he can't get Sinatra he's a fucking I'll get this vicious one and yeah you can kind of go works kind of the movie but if his original intention because we know that like he's seeing. Leyla he's seeing the creams like he's seeing all these moments through song but he can't get away from is like fuck. I know I want to end on this and he ends on that and I agree with you. It's a little bit weird. It took me out. Oh but I think the what he's trying to convey with it overtook. It worked or not. Because I don't think it does work is the thing I mean. Yes like chronologically. It works out. You know Henry Hills put in prison around the time that that song comes out. You know it fits time standbys. But you can't tell me for a second Henry who time with at all would listen to the sex pistols or rock. His WIFE IS WATCHING. Al Jolson like there's nothing in this moment that Henry would relate to Henry companies a young as a young twenty year. Old Like you would imagine. This would be right up his alley aiming he's not in this bill in the logic he's not like he. Henry is a guy who would beat up the sex pistols. It'd be like we got a whack. Those guys they don't look like manly men. They should be around here dressing like that. They can't wear a suit. What's the problem? He has no relationship to sex to the SEX PISTOLS TO SID VICIOUS. So it is a weird choice. It's like yeah to my movies. Got This energy but more energy I look. I'M NOT GONNA die on this one. I think that the I think that the intent of the song is right. It's memorable I quite loved it if that makes sense interesting that's that Sinatra with let him use that. I thought that was really interesting too. Like at this point like Samatrikon. No no you can't use my music. Let's let's go to the hill that you will probably die on and I will probably get executed on campus about getting to which are which that I think. The last thirty minutes of this movie are technically will executed an absolutely thrown in. Mary Pass. That does not fit anything about the character of Henry Hill. And it drives me insane. What what do you mean? Go tell me I wanNA hear it. Okay okay I just want to play two little clips. This is just Henry Hill setting up his day. This could to be busy all day. I had to drop off some guns. At Jimmy's to match them silencers he had gone at pick up my brother at the hospital and driving back to the house for dinner that night and then. I had to pick up some new Pittsburgh stuff for lows to fly down to some customers I had near Atlanta.

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10:59 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"Henry Hill agreed to get circumcised so that they could get married old at twenty two so that Karen would marry him. That isn't amazing detail. Where is that? Why don't you WanNa see that in the movie? Don't you want to see like she busting his balls? We're getting circumcised at twenty two. Why isn't hear that drives me crazy? No I mean by the way I don't know why that's not there. That's I mean if it doesn't track the story the way you want it to but it's wow that's great that in my Blue Heaven. I I mean there's a lot of the data make it in like actually in reality when he was in prison carrying was sleeping with Paulie. Oh in the real life scenario of what happened and while that was going on Tommy because he was really he was like well. She's sleeping with polly. I want some is Tommy tries to rape Karen while While Henry Hill is still in prison in the movie either. And it's not that I feel like the movie. But what are well Blah Blah? But it's a strange choice to take something that high drama and not put it in. I'm curious why that choice was made. I think it starts to make the characters more despicable right and they're already despicable. But it's like you gotTa Kinda Still Love them and and done some level like I don't know how you can go back to seeing a scene after you see like somebody I mean I don't know I mean yeah you're right it like maybe now that movie would that choice would have been made but I think the hard sell I think I think there's not sanding the edges off but I think they are telling a very specific unique version of very streamlined version of it on to that point. I to bring up one thing and I'd be remiss if I didn't movie is interestingly racist and and or or I m using that term wrong I feel like the characters in that movie are are racist and it and it's very much to african-americans right like every time the US an example of what not to do or who did something wrong it. Is You know it's always through the idea of like this. African American did this or is this really interesting thought about that. Did you have any take on that at all? Yeah I mean they're racist or sexist right like they're isolated at least from from China even understand people have different rates for the most part. You know that there's really not that many characters in the foam. Yeah it's a very small movie actually surprising. Even there's a lot of group scenes like I mean. It really does exist within small and small confines and they when you have seen like say when stacks gets murdered because he doesn't really the largest profile. African Americans they have in film the film. I think gives his death. Wait you know there are a desk that are comic? There doesn't move. They're not comic. That's where you see his body where you get you hear him say that he has a girlfriend. You're can be nice me like how can I make you coffee in? They give weight to that death. You know so even if the guys are racist. The movie is not acting that way. Sometimes they'll get one hundred percent. Yeah sometimes I am not sure about how the movie deals with the sexism because these characters are also incredibly sexist and visual jokes where you say when Karen puts the gun in her pocket. She's kind of becoming the man or the the gun in her underwear. She's becoming the man at that scene. But you could say like a lot of things that go wrong for him at the end because the women in his life or frustrating. You Know Debi. Mazar doesn't do the dishes and because Debbie Mazer doesn't do the dishes like everybody gets booked and because like this donor. Babysitter girl needs her hat. You everything and I don't think the movie takes much of a stance on on that. I think it kind of like. Yeah these women they can be irritating as hell right it deeply loves lorraine scatter and I think Lorraine Lorraine sticks up for Karen in the movie accepts Karen but I I think it can also be a little dismisses about everybody else. The girlfriends the things girls are just want the nice apartments. I guess what I think about it is this and I agree with you. This film is not racist. I think it's showing racist attitudes through characters that you like sometimes and that's always a tricky moment because as it are you making it okay are. Are you retirements idea? Like sometimes people pair it. What they in these films? I mean for me One of my on the pay no mindless that has been something that has been set in my family. Since this movie you know like Oh you get these of phrase and stuff like that. But I think it's a truthful way of representing these characters. Yeah you're at us. I mean it's one of those shaky devil's bargains like. Would it be better for the film if they were incredibly? Nice and not racist at all and like a roll of openness like will then also let me what do you make about things like you know the national ethnic coalition of or of Organizations. Calling this movie quote. The worst thing that's ever been done to Italian. Americans is that people you know like the order of the sons of Italy. They asked the country of Italy to cancel giving De Niro and Scorsese Italian citizenship. I mean that's not what happened a little bit with the Godfather. This idea that we need to protest. We need to get in front of it but in many respects the end the end result actually raises it up like in that. And that's what I'm talking about like this kind of idea like this is bad for us but then the public accepts it in such a way that becomes the new norm. And it's it's It's hard it's hard to distinguish when you like bad people because I think you are rooting for Henry Hill. I think you have to be rooting for him. Yes he's bad but he to certain degree. Thank I'm rooting for him. Not because I don't know because I like like you're a bad man I don't he. Is You want him to get killed or you wanted to get away. I guess do you want to get away at the end? Oh I think there's something really inhuman. Ken Doll about Henry Hill to me. You know he's just kind of going through the motions of his own life and being such a narcissist that it's not like I want brimstone on him. I want to see him. Go Down in a hail of gunfire. I'm just like anything can happen to you. You could get melted by hot sun okay. Like I can't cry a tear and I definitely don't root for him. I would be for somebody like Jimmy Cagney looking into Jimmy County in Connecticut. I am Jimmy Cagney Henry Hill and to me. This is not a complaint about the movie. It's what makes it interesting to me. Henry Hill is not like that Henry Hill is deep down broken and I think I think that the way real railroad a place gets will to me what I love about it is. Here's a guy who has been let down by his heroes right. He is now being you know he's from from a very young age. He's done everything that everyone said. He's tried to play by the rules. He's respected his elders. He's done everything right and and this end is him realizing that they're letting him down and I I there's something so tragic about that and you're like what he did everything right like yes. He got involved in drugs but they also weren't helping him and it's like beat you. They're suing really sympathetic about this terrible character. And I think the Henry Hill the real life person not in the film plays on that to look. I'm just a goofy guy. He's I'm my blue heaven. He's calling up Radio Stations Inc. Kaelin. It's all right. Why why am I a joke and there is something about that just kind of just. I don't know if I totally have an opinion on it. I just think there is something incredibly likable about this murderer. Like he the straight up murderer but like you don't feel it. I don't know I don't know but I think when you get a real moment of reality in. This movie is one of the best performances in the entire film. is the head of the The witness protection program and they had that meeting. That scene is so good and the first moment. In my opinion we're reality comes into the world of Goodfellas like all of a sudden were in their world and then we pop out and we're in the real world and this Guy Edward McDonald playing himself. He is the guy is. Us Attorney over McDonald who put them into witness protection. And I think he played actual guy the actual guy and he plays that scene so fuck. I was watching a thing last night. I was like who is. This actor is so good because it's like he's playing comedy beats and just watching him react to them and I think that this movie does a lot of great moments like that. You said that like maybe Pudgy is to committed to to Henry Hill but I also say that it gives to narrow the idea on how to hold the Ketchup Because you know His character would hold it between both hands. And Rub it out like you'd Rub Plato and and here's The guy who actually put Henry Hill in witness protection like he's putting a lot of truth around it and and and these little flourishes that I think. Make this film that I don't ever be the Godfather. The Godfather still is majestic anthem. Very Hollywood. This is a much more dirty film you know in a good way But it some there is something like I just love those little elements throughout the whole filming the other one of my other favorite things. I've been dying to talk to you about. This is the whigs the Maury wigs commercial about that. Yeah this is actually my favorite little flashing film. Okay great well what me and then I'll just chime in on top of you okay. Okay Okay Well I. Maybe we should just play the more yet. Because it's dribble by Maurice. Wigs don't even underwater and remember Maurice. Wigs are tested against hurricane win money. You can affordable Ori- week fit every budget so call now and come in for personalized. Okay so if we can go down a tiny tear of Tv Ads. We can do that. I bet you actually know these because you were living in the area. So yes there was a real maury. His name was margie. He did have a wig shop. It was called for men only I managed to find one of their ads from before he was killed disappeared. This is an original for men only add. Pardon Jersey has been specializing in custom hairstyling. For young men who care about their look really have a full head of hair. Unruly HAIR or thinning receding hairline permit only will transform your look into one that will make you proud of you. Our Salon has been established for ten years with the six operators at all times to show a fast dependable service on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday. Thirty five dollars. Firms are only twenty five four six five O. Seven for your appointment today but this ad of course is not quite as cool. So how did they get an ad as cool as that one well while they're getting ready to make this film? Scorsese was watching a lot of TV and he came across ads for a window company. That was called Alko and he got obsessed with this ad picture. If you can't a very awkward man standing there money being.

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

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08:55 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"Story. It is based on a true story. But it's a very unique thing. I think he let them have so much rain to create these characters. It is interesting to me that the three guys at the center. They don't really seem to have that much chemistry with each other. You know. I don't really see their bond. And maybe that's in part because Ray Liotta deliberately has kind of like this Teflon quality were nothing sinks into him very much like he is a person who doesn't let that many emotions get to him. I feel like there's moments when the film is kind of trying for more of a bond like I do find it. A little strange wind deniro burst into tears when he hears about Tommy getting executed because he suddenly showing a ton of emotion. A ton of emotion guy who's seen a lot of death witness a lot of death enacted a lot of death upon people. It feels like a big scene that I'm always kind of cut back by a not like. Oh you've cried. Men Don't cry. That's what I'm saying at all but just I didn't quite see that. They're in their connection in media would have seen it more. If it was a younger peggie reminded that like it was that it was deniro. Who brought him in when he was a kid? But you kind of forget that when this image but you don't see that in the scene where they're at the dinner table with Scorsese's mom I mean that scene is again a great moment in in a great moment in cinema Good great just a fantastic scene where they've just killed the sky they go to pet. She's house to get a shovel. His mom's awake his mom is actually Martin Scorsese's mother. That scene is so casual and I feel like like you see that connection there. You see the connection when they're at the bar and that guy says go get your shine box. They all get his back. I feel like when they go over to his house and say like you've got back with Morocco. It's you see it as it's for appearances I see it as these are friends. We protect our friends. We're trying to do this stuff and may not be the smartest instincts for these things. But it's it's there is a code or a Bond. I don't know I mean I see them see have scenes like that with a lot of people they also wind up killing like dude with the Afro you know. They do joke around with their buddies and just the same way and then they kill the the effort to put them in a meat locker. There's a lot of people that they have fun with but also kill so but also okay I if they're all are guilty of fucking up they they they. They bought the house. They bought the car. They bought the coat. You can't you can't have it both ways. He Fell Asleep in. Your trump can get your asset. It wasn't like Deniro went out and Deniro's paranoid right and PECI has Is An inferiority complex. So de Niro and those great sequences like where you know when you see him making the decision to kill these people. It's not like I'm a Mafia guy. Everybody it's like okay. I take my ass. This fucker just bought a coat. This asshole just bought a car this you know. It's like he's trying to stay out of jail. GonNa tell me that there's not a bit of that wouldn't be like okay She just killed amid a made guy. Now we got the Godley family who were GONNA come after us and I can't be mad at him about that like you can't be like well. It makes sense. He Killed The guy. I had to help bury him. I mean that's the same self protective instinct. It's not here but I think at the end that's why generic go after the people who killed Pepsi's I got it. We tried to get away with something they did they. That's the beginning. That's like the the first sin of this group does the first break of this group when they they align against the family. The Bro Family to do something that was out of sorts and then from that moment on everything starts to go in a shaky direction content. Seeing this as a film about how you know. Blood is thicker than bro Family. I'm content if this is a film. About how Bro. Family isn't really that sticky. Because I think that I think that is here in the film. I think that does make sense is just deniro crying. It doesn't make sense but I mean but like I don't know I if you spent thirty years somebody you cry that they died You know this movie is also about then. This is the movie through Henry Hills is. We're watching Henry experience them like I said. There's a lot of scenes between Tommy and Jimmy that we're not seeing. I think we're seeing Tommy and Henry who was in Jimmy and Henry and sometimes they're altogether but it's how he's experiencing them and a lot of the times the way Henry is experiencing Joe Pepsi's character is as this fucking maniac like it's like not getting in his face. I mean the one moments come out to dinner with me because she won't date me You know she won't did an Italian guy I feel like they're like he's intimidated by him. The entire movie I mean never never ends. I don't think it ends. I think in many respects Henry Hill would have probably been dead if Passu was like a made man have pets. You didn't get killed because I'd be more nervous around Peci then deniro although Deniro's a lot more of a snake I feel like you know I just didn't trust and it's like I feel like Henry Hill's character never touches Pepsi's character. I think he's kind of like he's kind like a Kato Kaylin. It's hard to get up that much energy to kill Kato. Kaylin here. He's there. He's a fine guy. He's cracking jokes. He's carrying a little bit away like Kaelin. He usually brought on the whole family. You Five Cato. He probably on the whole family. Kato Kaelin testified. I know so. That's a neat. It's a different thing. You see him like Kato. Kaelin up until up until he really rats everybody up. He's likable a dummy guy. Like he's fine. I so I don't think so at all. I think he's a guy who is. I think that this movie does a great job of just showing the low stakes of what they were doing. Right where it gets into trouble for him is when he gets involved in drugs and that that that that whole sequence it like after gets out of jail. He's almost being a defiant child to kind of bring home. The site family analogy like they weren't there for me even though they couldn't really be there from parole like he's like so now. I gotTA TAKE CARE OF MYSELF. And so he's an undoing it my own way so he starts bringing in drugs that screws up more of the family dynamic. It's like He. You know there that moment win. Deniro him on the stoop when he's doing those drugs and he's giving them the guns and he's like This drugs were messing your brain. I thought that that this movie as a great job of kind of showing you yet. It's like the isn't bad in that moment. That's that's telling me that story. Like Oh yeah. He's a my drugs rather than Obama. I'm not messed up but also you know you are messed up. But we're we're not seeing all sides of the conversation minute. He's unreliable register at all the childishness I think. Really pop settled the beginning because everything he likes about being in the Mafia is kind of childish. Got The line of people carried my mom's groceries home like these things that excite ham blowing. The mailman is crazy. It's like oh well the wh- but that that kind of like you know just being a big shot so interesting yeah. His pleasures are really small. Like the neighbors. Don't Park in my driveway. He has he's not a guy of great ambition. What satisfies him? Is these low level ambitions. You know just like this is their uses the guy and so in a way. I do kind of wish. There was more of that in the narration. Because you know the narration to me is I really used to really hate the opening narration? A Lot Because I felt like it. Just exactly one for one described. Exactly what we see on the screen. Your which it's still kind of does I. Don't find it as a greatest as I used to. I mean as as kind of a background statement. You know if you like. Narration on its own is not bad. You know but clunky. Narration clunky subtitles. That we had an intolerance clunky narration. Is when it's telling you something you don't really need that like somebody like chaplain or a buster Keaton can. You don't need to explain that the audience is with us. The audience can catch it and I feel like this movie does have a lot of kind of clunky narration. Where it's explaining things to us that we can just see in that it does who Trust US take in the information used to really bother me about the opening. It doesn't bother me quite as much but like I prefer when it subverts what we see which I think Henry Hill could do really well. Henry Hill is such a diluted character that I could see him pumping what he was doing. Pumping up what he was saying. The movie undercutting it with what we show which doesn't really happen. We don't so much get his. Pov like why don't you but don't you think that I want to go back to what you were saying about this character when we first meet him? It's got to cut.

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11:05 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"Kitts? Fuck Eddie Your Tommy. John I think one of the problems that this movie probably carries with it and it's not through any fault of its own is how copied it to me. It has like that die hard problem where it's sort of like we've now seen this so many times that starts to feel cliche on some level but like when you watch this if he'll pure and this scene has been parodied so many times and like us but when you watch the senior this is a this is an amazing entrance for this character even though he kinda a little bit before but he is. This is a great scene a great performance. You can't deny that I'm not. My problem is not at all with. Pepsi's performance is just talk about Pepsi's performance. What do you like about it? Who CARES ABOUT THE AGE? We got the side. Put the age the age in a box. We we've dealt with this. Okay okay we can put the Asiana box. I'm just saying I want to hear about it. My problem age is just because it feels like a bad director Oriel choice. It just like a director whose not paying attention to his material. That's all that. That is a pattern that I see come up in this film a lot. A director whose not paying attention to his material okay. Turnover a by the way did take over a year and a half for a Liotta to get this part. That's how intense he took the casting process of this movie You know and yes. You're right like when he talked to Deniro. He let the narrow pick between Tommy and Jimmy. He picked Jimmy so I think he just wanted to narrow in the film and I'm in I'm in for that connection. I think he gets great performances out whether it's DiCaprio or their deniro. I think he gets like. I watched a narrow in this movie. I'm like Oh this is like this is the version of Deniro that I love. It's like this midnight run. I mean he's fantastic. Throughout the night run. I just watched that for the first time movies. It's so so good. It's it's one of my favorites but this is kind of mid age deniro. That is always doing some interesting stuff. He hasn't just done all the comedy stuff yet. He's still really trying even like that movie. Mad Dog and glory but this is interesting middle aged narrow. Who I think is doing just putting up great performance after a great performance anyway But you're right so he's he's definitely you know catering to some of his favorites but then also bring in people like Lorraine bracco and who is fantastic in this movie as well? I WanNa talk about her and a little bit but he so I think. I think he is giving. I think he's paying attention to casting. All I'm saying I think there is attention to casting because when you see Debbie are when you see Ileana Douglas when you see Michael Imperial and Kevin Corgan. You look go well. He assembled great new faces for this. This is nine hundred ninety. This is like a lot of their first performances. Sam Jackson like so I. I don't think you can slight his casting casting is good. Yes maybe with the two. He leaned on people that he knew. And maybe that's a financing decision because clearly a studio in want to get behind this movie with Ray Liotta so maybe he did need to put two giant faces in there to be like you got. Let me make my movie because by the way. This is the most expensive movie. He is made up in his career at this point which is crazy. You know this is like amid budget movie but this is you know this is a this is a big a big moment for him but anyway but anyway. I mean that's possible in to credit. He did turn it down. F- yeah so I think deep down new but it wasn't really the role for him but he doesn't eat a great it. Yes I can I can give my benediction absolutely w are absolutely on Douglas. They're fantastic no problem with them. I think in Bronco is the best thing in the movie. I think is incredible. Lorraine Bronco and you talked a little bit earlier about a really otas energy right and the whole the third act. This film is based on that Electric Energy. I think he plays coked in a way. That is incredibly unique and re. I mean it's the editing that Thelma Becker does so well but when you watch Lorraine bracco in that. That's what kind of came to my attention. This she's fucking on her paranoid drugged out version of herself after. You've seen her kind of be a little bit more straight throughout the film. I was a more of this. She's so fucking good in last act. I mean she's wonderful. Wonderful Wonderful Yeah when she takes that gun and shoves it in her pants and I think the makeup gets a lot of the credit possibly goes a little bit overkill for making Ray Liotta just so white in deadly. Oh is is are so fucked up. Debbie Masar looks like a mess to maybe four scenes in the whole movie and each time she disliked steadily worse and worse and worse and worse as brutal. It's brutal to watch. It's excellent costuming. That's fine I mean by the way in we talk about the cost me. Let's talk about the the sets to the set design and this movie I mean talk about. I don't even think it's overkill. But when they're showing off that apartment that's like like Asian fiend and with these like leather couches and a wall that rock wall that opens up to like an entertainment system in bars. Like oh this is my life by the way like I like. These are the people that I grew up with. And I think there's a connection that I feel to this as well In that these people I mean I grew up in this world of like the long and the short of it is the my grandfather happened to. There's there's I said we're trying to figure out what you can say. Yeah I mean it's all public record. I just don't know how much I want to get into. It like here opened the they just to say that I've been around this world and people like this Very much in my life. I'm Italian kid that grew up in New York City in Long Island and And I I I. I've been on the outskirts of this world many a time. My family never there. I will say that. My grandfather got a thousand hours of community service because he was Mafia adjacent And so yes. So there's a there's a couple of things that I that I that I connect to. It's the same reason I can't watch real housewives of of Of New York because it reminds me too much of home that this feels so familiar to me. It's like oh I I know these I. I grew up in Queens and Long Island. Yeah there's some connection there that I feel can say you're like Scorsese's saying that he moved a little ideo in Italy when he was eight and then he grew up around this. They knew these guys and it wasn't that he was older. He realized some of the guys on the corner were really doing. Yeah I mean I had a very good friend whose dad was on disability disability and quotes but yet had the nicest house on our block and like and it was gorgeous and and then soon later I found out like he was essentially like a bag. Man You know just like I. I've seen some stuff simpson some stuff and I'm like I'm not. I'm not a glorifying but I there's a. There's somebody that connect to on these people by the way that going all the way back to where we started like that and my funny you that speech that. I've lived in that speech. I was putting a headlock when I was at my cousins graduation by a guy owned an Italian restaurant. Because you're comedian. Tell me a joke and it got so. I'm like in my early twenties and just trying to have like a nice there. My my cousin that energy of litter I I was in a suit. I was putting a headlock because I guess it was like threatening to him because I did comedy and this person thought it was funny like I literally remember like my head in someone's arm and I'm like Oh this is a this is this is the energy. I relate to on an major major way. I have a couple of questions. Shirk one is more statement than question as a wasp. I find that story absolutely terrifying. All we ever do is look at people mean. That's that's okay. Cool point to when given all of that background what was it like in one thousand nine hundred eighty in your world when this movie came out. I mean this is the movie that for me and my friends. I mean this is a this is probably coming out in theaters which I'm not able to see the form in high school and then this is the movie in high school that is on like repeat all the time so much so that I hated this movie at a certain point I really third. Oh yeah like because you know. You're over watch something and I just felt it to be long and boring. I didn't like the beginning and I didn't like the end and So like I grew out of this movie like I just like just too much. There may have also grown up in a world where everyone loves the Godfather two. It's sort of like it just overkill so I just found myself. Never really like last night was the first time. I appreciated the third act like Oh this is fucking great like I just like. I didn't like it. Maybe it was the fact that I haven't seen it in a decade. That allowed me to like. I was surprised I didn't own it like last night when I went to watch. I don't this movie I've seen it so much. I had the DVD at the flip over DVD's yet the football. That's that was a thing in the beginning parts of DVD's but be that as it may like. This was a big cultural phenomenon. I'm I again. I'm from New York and this was very very much embrace I'm not being the voice of of the Mafia not being the voice of anything. But I I'm from a very Italian household that this is a big big big big. Hey everybody let's take a break from the show for just a to talk about today's sponsor which is a new spotify original. Podcast called son of a Hitman. So let me tell you a little bit about it on the morning of May Twenty Ninth. Nineteen seventy-nine as he left his townhouse A. Us District Judge named John H. Wood junior was shot dead. He was the first federal judge to ever be assassinated in. 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"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

08:16 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"On the Internet now known as I m began on usenet as a list of actresses with beautiful is the first lady. Barbara Bush apologizes for calling the simpsons. The dumbest thing I've ever seen after Marge. Simpson wrote her a letter asking her not to be so judgmental disabled activists got out of their wheelchairs and crawled up the steps of the Capitol to encourage senators to vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act. It worked and the act was signed into law by President. Bush and McDonald's stops cooking their fries in beef fat and begins using vegetable oil. Hot Movies include home alone. Ghost dances with wolves. Pretty Woman House Party and today's topic goodfellas comes in at number ninety two on the top one hundred list in two thousand and seven up two points from its rank at number ninety four in the previous list. Amy Listen to a clip prison. Dinner was always a big thing. We had pasta course and then we had a meter. Fish Volley did the prep work. He was doing a year for contempt and he had this wonderful system for doing the garlic. He used a razer needs to slice it so thin than it used to liquefying a pan with just a little oil is very good. System Vinnie was in charge of the tomato sauce. Factory the kinds of meeting me V beef and fought go. But you gotTa have the book. That's the US too. Many onions back. There was still a very good sauce onions in the sauce. I put too much on all three small on. It's solid art. Amy Who's in it? What's it about Goodfellas? It is directed by Martin. Scorsese does his comeback film. After the last temptation of Christ started a lot of riots invites it is written by Nicholas Biology based on his book. Wise guys which is the story as told to him of Henry. Hill a Irish Italian mobster. The friends new enemies he made in how he wound up reading. Everybody out and becoming a jailbird Henry Hill by Ray Liotta. You also have Robert Deniro as the Irish gangster Jimmy Conway Joe as Tommy Devito. Who Ends up winning the best supporting ask. Oscar for this and some of my favorites and here you got. Lorraine BRACCO as Karen Hill. Who is Henry Hill's wife and Paul Sorvino as the head mobster Paul Cicero? So amy I know that you have an opinion about this movie and I went in of being open to being swayed because I had heard you on the Canon. The show that you did before you and I started doing this and you had some really good points and we'll get into those points here. I'm sure today but I have to say that. I went in with very low expectations going. Like you know what there's going to be one of those movies that I loved when I was a kid and I'm GonNa see all the flaws in as an adult and guess what I was totally wrong. This movie slaps Amy Slaps I. I watched this movie last night. I had to watch something else and it was kind of later in the evening. And I'm GONNA fall asleep. I know it. I was riveted to the screen. Totally immersed loved love. This movie more than I think I've ever loved it in the past. That's where I come in on this movie. I just was like this is genius. It's so well done but to be my counterpoint. Here how was your? I want to say right up at the top. I'm glad for you. I'm glad I'm glad for all the people Who Love Goodfellas? I'm glad that you love it. Love is great. Love is great. Love can go in any direction. I don't have this film. I'll talk about why I don't love this film but I'm glad you have Paul here as a conduit speaking up for why. This movie is lovable because I know this movie is beloved when we have been doing the polls about which of course as you said. Stay on throughout throughout this whole time. We've been doing this show. Goodfellas is always right up there which is surprising that it's ranked in the low nineties here on the list and yes. I will say I do think it should be off this list of things. We can love a lot of things that aren't on this list or things and they shouldn't be on this list and you know Can we just have a big Bull meatballs together at the beginning to some doesn't wind up in bloodshed. Of course I'm not here to fight with you about this movie. I'm here to discuss it and I think that the thing that really jumps out at me about this film and this is really what I wanted to talk about at first was this seems to be all the best. Elements of Scorsese perfectly packaged right. You have amazing actors of these great characters you have this beautiful Music accompanying the whole film a great Soundtrack the film is Gorgeous. Attracting shots the design. It just feels like every element of a scorsese film is firing on full thrusters you. That's that's how I feel like sometimes I'll watch as big. Oh I really like that or this but I didn't love it as a full thing or go back and forth but this one really feels like it's or maybe this is what's burned into my brain as being the perfect scorsese films. I'm judging everything against this. And then that makes sense like we have a lot of mafia films on this list and this one has a freshness feel the director behind the camera being freeze it there. Okay let it go. Come ON FREEZE FRAME. Here we go. Here's a real bad ass song. I'm putting it on the radio like this movie has a juice to it. I can see why you like it on that behalf absolutely absolutely absolutely but I mean I'll start with my biggest quibble. This film is profoundly miscast and every time I watch. I just give more more irritated at Fountain late miscast. This movie is and how much better could Philip could be. If Martin Scorsese had not cast people he dug in it not cast people he'd been working with for twenty years and just guess young actors like the parts. The man man wait a second. What are you talking about amy? First of all the lead of this movie Ray. Liotta is a no one really. I mean he's field of dreams visit fourth film. He's not like unknown commodity. Like I believe that he's the guy who I mean. There's a famous quote that he said that you know The studio would preferred Eddie Murphy over him in this part like that's how much they didn't want him because he was a no-name brought nothing to the table I think he's perfectly. This is our introduction to him even though he was in a field of dreams. It's this is the movie that you kind of wrap your head around when you think Ray Liotta. It's this image of this movie. I believe I'm a field of dreams. Girl I've diligent my mom crush on Kevin Costner when I was a kid so if there was a modern movie that was always on repeat that she would play. That was the only one that I'm braveheart. But you think while your mom okay. Yeah go ahead and dances with wolves. Yeah my mom. Had A huge cost. Nothing which now that. I'm an older person. I understand completely. I didn't get it at the time. But here's the thing. The first time that we talked about goodfellas on the Canon it was ray. Liotta who was so much. The weak link for meals like Ray Liotta. He's a little bit bland in this time. I found myself appreciating a lot more of his physicality like I like the way that win. Something is about to go down and we as the audience. Don't even know exactly what it is yet. We'll say somebody coming Adore Blah Blah Blah. You instantly see Ray Liotta. Just meet up against us. Electric Energy Res Always Cooling smoothing moving fixing. He is so alive in this woman the way that he moves it interacts with other characters. The worry in his I actually this watch I like him. He's too old for the role that isn't that far where he goes on the date with. Lorraine and she's like man he has so much power and he's only twenty one twenty one on. We're pushing aid. I mean look. I'm happy this movie is done pre Irishman because I think they just sort of disappear and make up and let people go from like nineteen fifty five to one thousand nine hundred eighty five. They.

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

Unspooled

08:43 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Unspooled

"Hello everybody and welcome to on Sports. I mean it goes in and I am Paul Scheer and this is the podcast for every week. We watch one from the top one hundred list of greatest films of all time to see if they are really as good as people say do they hold up. How have they influenced the films that we watch today? Today we'll be talking about the Martin Scorsese Film Goodfellas. But last week we talked about a silent film classic Intolerance and I really WANNA get into this with you because people love this movie but before we get into even that. I want to remind everybody that next week. We're doing another live unspoiled on Youtube for the film and Ania. Let you announce it next week. I'll give you a hint or should I say I'll give you a clue. I am so excited. We are doing clue party And that is of course eight thirty. Pm Eastern Standard Time Five Thirty PM PACIFIC. Time you can watch it. Live for free on Youtube on the ear. Wolf Channel. I'm so so excited we're GONNA do that movie. And who knows? Maybe there will be a murderer. Well let's talk about intolerance. I WANNA start actually by reading a comment from Jason Vivani. Because he wrote something I really loved. He said you know what? Thank you for the Todd Brownie mention. We mentioned that broadening. The director who had gone to do freaks helped write the movie he said Says Jason. He's also may marshes driver in the Nineteen fifteen seconds which I did not appreciate in that a year before he had been in a notorious car wreck that killed him in so Jason believes that Griff may have been drawing on that scandal by casting todd as the driver. Oh interesting. Have you seen Freaks Paul. You know I feel that I watched it one late night in high school but I don't really remember it that much at all and it kind of makes me nervous to even think about watching. It is weird it holds up. I really love that movie. Okay I gotTa Watch that. Actually love this comment because it brought intolerance into the now We always have that. How big this film was and how. It didn't really do that. Well at the box office and Gp Doll at trying to let it go rights. Remember Those Academy Award voters who wind about not being able to keep up with the two timelines in Greta. Gerwig little women imagine them trying to follow intolerance and I actually made me think has it all. I wonder if this movie while a technical marvel was just too complex for the time. That's why this movie was not a hit. It was like what am I it. It is a contemporary of now. But not you know it was kind of probably unwatchable to certain degree back. Then I can see I do feel like we tend to be a little resistant to films and filmmakers that we think are trying to outsmart us it we like. Oh look at you Mr Smarty pants trying to make your smarty smart movie Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and. I wonder if they almost thought he was putting on airs in that it made them resistant to him because it does feel like whatever their emotion was to intolerance it spilled over to the rest of his career because he was never able to make anything that audiences appreciated as much as they appreciated birth of a nation which I think is the film that he was hoping would be his steppingstone to making bigger stuff. Which is Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah? Will he he definitely use birth of a nation to make a bigger movie? I mean it's like Louis Camera wrote like it's this filmmakers insane. It's whether he's creating up the show you the massive set or having his actress bite a goat in the ear. He's creating a moment. It's very Hollywood's big ambitious heavy-handed meticulously made in over hyped and I kind of think like he took his shot like he like he may not have made another one but he definitely outdid himself after birth of a nation. I mean that's the way to go out and kind of I would argue similar to the film will be talking about today. Which is like Scorsese coming off of last temptation of Christ which is a movie that is incredibly controversial and and is at the end of Scorsese's career and he goes and makes goodfellas not like it like not as a last ditch effort but kind of going back something that he's familiar with but really blowing it out and making the way he wants because who knew that was going to be his last film and I think Scorsese kind of the whole career in making these movies whereas like this could be the last one and I love that energy of like well. I'm not gonNA play it safe. That's a fair point and I really like last temptation. I almost wish we were getting a chance to talk about that on. This whole show-me but there's a common. I really liked from Ludovic. Martin at Lake Rose Allah. And he said you know pretty every week unspoiled. You mentioned Ben Hur. Are you familiar? You want it off the list we. This show would miss an important reference point without it. What other movie on the list have you guys talked about in many episodes? It's so funny. I think Ben Hur just exists in my head because it was like one of their was the second episode that we did and it just felt like such a bloated epic that feel like it had so much weight behind it. But yeah I mean I think it's been a funny reference point it kind of encapsulates a lot of the stuff that we're talking about where there are other films in this list. That can just look at titanic and intolerance as to that are similarly big and bloated but also Really Fun Really Fun. And engaging films I think that that that one there because the cherry race honestly but I mean like yeah I still WanNa Talk. Shit on it. So let's keep it on the list. Well that's a good segue for our call and we had this week. Which is we asked you the listeners. What would you take off list? Should we hear people said Yeah. Let's do it. Hi Amy Paul. I would take high noon off the list. The story of its conception as a blacklist allegory is much more interesting than the movie itself. I'm going to be so crucified for this. But the movie I would be more than happy to kick off is to one space odyssey. I was so horrified by Masami Design and lack of any emotional. Levity Never WanNa Watch another movie again which is honestly the worst feeling in the world. I in a file I would kick off all the president's men probably. I don't understand why he's on this list like it's an okay. Movie is got charged. But the whole thing feels like I don't understand why it's one of the top one hundred ten movie that I would have to kick off. That list is the wild bunch. Y'All did a really great job of making me appreciate what it did to film but at the end of the day the way that movie treated linen Mexican women specifically which is what my heritage is it was just too personally offensive. Kickoff Raging Bull. Because we need to make room for. Scorsese's third best movie. The Wolf of Wall Street if I could not remove it from the list but from all human existence I would dispose of bringing up baby most nauseating movie. I've had to walk on this list. Yeah titanic off that list loaded. Hackneyed love story. Incidentally dolls is my favorite movies. Oh wow any someone coming after you at that. Titanic all I mean I guess I have found the anti-matter to my matter. I guess Sir I ever sat next to each other at a movie theater The movie theater would explode but by the way I know I love. I love the the anger here. Like some agreed with me about high noon. But then the anger of like I would dispose of bringing up baby the most nauseating film. It's like really. I didn't really do that angry about that. So many people called in had so many very interesting picks. This is good framing. Because since I'm a person who wants to kick goodfellas off the list we can all listen everybody's opinions and disagree with them. But Hey we're friends here right here. Yes but it also shows the subjective nature of movies. We don't example all agree and I think the one of the fun things about this list and going through it and and as we continue the show kind of seeing what we would even add the most perfect list. It's never going to be perfect because we are not one person with one set of likes and dislikes on that with that being said. Let's get into it as we tackle the nine hundred ninety. Martin Scorsese Mafia. I mean epic. Is it an epic? I duNno hit Goodfellas so amy. Let's Fang Fang on Spool it. What do you mean I'm funny? It's nine thousand nine hundred ninety and time. Magazine's man of the year is George H.W. Bush the oldest website.

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Kingpins Daily: Henry Hill

Kingpins

04:51 min | 3 months ago

Kingpins Daily: Henry Hill

"Today's quote is from Mafia so Henry Hill an associates at the Lucchese crime family as many Italian Mafia. Al FISA COOLED. That is. He wasn't associate until his arrest in nineteen eighty off to wish he turned. Fbi informant eventually. He sold his life story to Simon and Schuster in the book. He'll explain the appeal of joining the mob at the age of twelve. My ambition was to become a gangsta. Be a wise guy to me. Being a wise guy was better than being president of the United States to be a wise guy was to own the World Hill. Wasn't the only little boy to see. The attraction of the Mafia lifestyle for decades in the twentieth century. Italian communities like Hills Brooklyn neighborhood. Brownsville showed children what joining one of the crime families could do for you. There was the wealth. The Glamour of the guns. The secrets and the rituals. The respect and fear of the community generally speaking the power joining the Mafia as hill put it was to own the world. Show the president of the United States might own the world too but he owned it from somewhere far away somewhere with alien rules kid from an immigrant family didn't know and thus was unlikely to aspire to in contrast mob guys are wiseguys as hill and his pals called them stuck around the neighborhood in their sleep cars and fancy suits. They spoke a language. The kids could understand a language drawn out of old world conceptions of honor and violence a language memorialized in storybooks in spoken around the dinner table by Sicilian. Grandpas and fact wise guys with such an integral respected part of life in many Italian American communities that they will also called goodfellas hence the name of the Iconic Award Winning Nineteen Ninety Scorsese Film. A film that was based on Henry. Hill's life story. The film like hills quote displays. Just how alluring. The life of King Pin can be despite the violence and despite the possible consequences which Henry Hill experienced in full as a young protegee of the Lucozzi organization in the early nineteen sixties. He was involved with arson gambling. Schemes truck hijacking loansharking assault and drug dealing in the early nineteen seventy S. He served four years in prison for extortion but once he got out he was back on the streets or rather at the airport. One of his most notorious crimes was the one thousand nine hundred seventy eight Lufthansa heist he and several other. Lucchese associates rubbed a cargo terminal at New York's JFK. Airport came away with five million dollars in cash and nearly one million dollars in jewels. It was one of the most lucrative cash robberies ever occur in the United States and hill and his cronies got away with it. Only a small fraction of the lutes was ever recovered and the only person convicted for the crime was an airport worker. Who abetted the thieves but hill didn't escape the law for long two years later in nineteen eighty? He was arrested on drug trafficking charges by turning informant for the FBI hill was able to weasel his way out of both harsh legal punishments and death on the streets at the hands of Lucozzi enemies after a stint in witness protection. He published multiple books about his life. And did the talk show circuit the glamorous life was still his for the taking but even getting out to the mob didn't erase the violence from hills life in two thousand three his son and daughter. Greg and Gina Hill published a joint memoir about their mafia childhood. It clarified the ways in which hills violence and drug use tore his family. Apart as Gina explained in an interview on Fox News on my seventeenth birthday. He beat me with an inch of my life and then he took a butcher knife to a picture of me. Henry Hill may not have served out the jail sentence. His crimes deserved but he and his family paid the price for his glamorous life of Mafia law the little boy in Brownsville Brooklyn got what he asked for but not perhaps what he wanted.

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Reel Chronicles

Reel Chronicles

03:07 min | 3 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Reel Chronicles

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Oscars 2020 Preview

Popcorn with Peter Travers

13:37 min | 6 months ago

Oscars 2020 Preview

"HI everybody. It's Peter Travers. Here here with this special edition of Popcorn which we're calling the Oscar popcorn because this weekend on February ninth exactly everybody will be watching. Being the Oscar telecast on ABC and probably having their own little ballot. Like I have here trying to figure out who's going to win this damn thing and if the person I don't like winds pushed I put my money on. That's what really happens. That's what people ask me on the street. So I'm GonNa take you through these main categories and and we'll see what will win what should win and we can argue. You can find me somewhere and we can argue about it. But I'm going to start with with best supporting actress. Because that's how the Academy Awards those that's always the first award that we say Kathy Bates in Richard Jewel. Laura dern in marriage in story Scarlett Johansson in Joe Rabbit Florence Pew in Little Women and Margot Robbie in bombshell so look. There's it's a lot of good people here and I have to say right at the outset. That Scarlett Johansson is one of those rare actors that has a nomination as best actress. Chris and best supporting actress marriage story for Best Actress in here supporting which usually gets you to win one and that usually that it's usually that one but it's it's not going to happen you know I'm sitting here saying did I read wrong. What happened to Jennifer Lopez and hustlers? Hasn't she been in this game since the release Lisa Hustler she has and yet the academy you bad people have decided that J.. Lo just wasn't Oscar material while you're wrong but look we we have to deal with rats here and I'm going to say that the person who will win in this category is also the person who should win. And that is Laura Burn and Laura dern in marriage story plays a divorce lawyer and she's a tough one and let's think of all the Hollywood people that are voting for this award and how every single one of them I'll wager. A BET has their own divorce lawyer and has been through this process. Maybe more than once. Maybe two we're three times to do it. And they find Laura Dern Dunn's in this movie something spectacular it's also one of the few awards. I think that marriage story story is going to win. But Laura Dern has never won an Oscar. This will be her first time. Everyone loves her. We all love and big little lies and I think this is her time on so let her have it all right. I'm moving onto best supporting actor. Tom Hanks in a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Anthony Hopkins in the two popes Al Al Pacino in the Irishman Joe Pesci in the Irishman and Brad Pitt in once upon a time in Hollywood. Look you're talking to a big Irishman fan here so if it was me saying come up for the gold it would be Joe. Patchy I know Joe Pesci doesn't do any publicity. He basically sticks fix to himself. He's probably tough guy in real life as the gangster that he plays in the Irishman but that performance is amazing and won won his first Oscar for another score says he movie goodfellas where he was the most scary gangster. You can see here. He's kind of quiet dawn. So if I'm I'm giving them it would be Joe Patchy but the academy is giving this award and no one. No one can win. This except Brad Pitt. These other people here Tom Hanks Anthony Hopkins Al Pacino and Peci all have won Oscars so they already have the gold. Do you realize his full career. Brad Brad Pitt has never won an academy award game over people. This is it Brad. You're going to get in once upon a time in Hollywood playing a stuntman. It man playing somebody who's been around the business. I think it's irresistible for Hollywood to say I'm going to reject one of my own. Plus he was great in the movie. You seem to hear my voice that I have a little bit of a problem. Yeah I do. Because that's not a supporting performance at all that his part is the equal who of his Co Star Leonardo DiCaprio's WHO's nominated for best actor. So why is he in that category. I think they want to win. And Brad you might as well prepare repair your speech right now okay. I am now moving onto best actress. Cynthia Haribo in Harriet Scarlett Johansson in marriage story. Sir Sharon in little women. Charlie's Sharon in bombshell and Renee Zellweger in Judy. What Best S. actress award so far from the Golden Globes to the critics choice awards has it Renee Zellweger one? She's won all of them. So is there any possibility ability here for something else. I mean. Look what Charlie. Stern did in bombshell. She not only plays Megan Kelly. The makeup geniuses have made her look exactly exactly like her and Charlie's has talked exactly like are they love bio pics there so she should be really strong. Social Ronin is like twenty five years old. She's he's on her fourth Oscar nomination. This is incredible and Scarlett Johansson. Like I said nominated for best. Supporting actress and Best Actress. Cynthia revolt is playing Harry Tubman and she also wrote the song from the movie which is nominated. That happened to somebody last year. Didn't it yes it was lady. Eating Gaga Lady Gaga was nominated for writing that wonderful song from stars born and his best actress. But what did you win. She won best song and that was it so I have to say that again. I would give this award person late to search for Ronin just because I think to be that young and to be that consistently brilliant is amazing and her performance in little women. Is that good. But it's Rene as I talk about. How Hollywood would love bio-pics this is? Judy Garland that she's playing judy. This is one of their own. Did they ever give. Judy Garland her own Oscar Competitive Competitive Acting Oscar. Never and I think for that reason not only will renee Zellweger win best actress but she will win for Oscar. Judy Garland on never had. It's their way of saying Judy. We love you. We were so stupid not to give it to you. And we're going to give it to Rene in honor of you. This is how Hollywood works. It's really crazy. But if you're betting on this you have to bet crazy. Aright best actor Antonio Banderas in pain and gory. Leonardo di Caprio in once upon a time in Hollywood Adam driver in marriage story what came Phoenix and joker and Jonathan Pryce in the two popes. I look at this category and before I get into. Who Will Win and who should win? I've I've got to say academy what you have against Comedians. And what do you have against Eddie Murphy. That he's not nominated for Dole. Might as my name what you have against Adam Sandler who proved his dramatic chops in uncut gems. Like nobody can believe and yet they have it they only like to give Oscars to actors serious actors who played comic roles. Ause they hate anybody who's making a living as a comic to actually win this war so this year's been going along I've had this feeling that this was Adam drivers to lose that performance in marriage story is one of the best things he's ever done or that I've seen this year and yet there's this other guy and who's that other guy he's Joaquin Phoenix plane joker. Sometimes there's that kind of performance sometimes. There's there's one that just so dominates the screen. That is such an act of immersion of from an actor in a raw. Yeah Joaquin was scary. He was sometimes funny. He was always touching even though he's playing somebody who's totally out of his mind and a lot of this movie his in his mind. What Cain has been nominated several times before and never one Joaquin? This is yours. I can't believe any set of circumstances. Stances if you WANNA bet the whole house on something and somebody to win it's going to be Joaquin Phoenix as best actor for joker game over all right. We're ready now to move on. I'm going to best director now. This is one of the most exciting categories because these people will these particular men and save and because Hollywood as wont of decided that even though there were more women directing movies than ever before four last year. They couldn't find any to nominate which is of course absurd because Greta Gerwig directed little women which is nominated as best picture and they. I thought no I'm just GONNA do five men like we always do what happened. You people sort of learned a couple of years ago when you nominated Greta. GERWIG quick for Ladybird didn't give it to her. But you nominated her. The KADEMI is ninety two years old. Now how many women has given an academy award for directing one. And that's Kathryn Bigelow for hurt locker. Ninety two years one award hang your head in shame name anyway not knocking any of these men that did get nominated. But there's one in there that I would sacrifice for Greta Gerwig but you you try to guess who that is anyway. Here they are. Martin Scorsese the Irishman Todd Phillips. For Joker Sam Mendes for nine thousand nine hundred Seventeen Quentin Tarantino eighteen. O for once upon a time in Hollywood and Bung June hope for parasite every one of these guys you can make a case for. Martin Scorsese Z.. To me is a master the grandmaster who only has one Oscar for directing and then the Irishman is doing some of his best work. Ever Quentin Tarantino. Not No with once upon a time in Hollywood is also a peak form and yet I'm saying this category is going to between two other the directors one of them being the South Korean Vong June Hall for parasite a Foreign Language Film. That seems to have got everybody excited about what's possible and then Sam Mendes for nine hundred seventeen a world war one movie that is constructed to look like it was done in in one continuous. Take how do you resist that. You don't even though I think they would really like to give their best director award worked. Bon John. How it's going to be for Sam Mendes for creating a war movie like no war movie we've ever seen before so sam I think think it's yours but if you're getting out there and you WanNa go to Bung Jun Ho? You know you might do it because there's always a surprise in these contests we can't go. Oh by what the odds are we have to go by sometimes the academy saying I have an instinct for this. I have a feeling this is the right way to go all right last category. Are we ready best picture of the year Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story nineteen seventeen once upon a time in Hollywood and parasite here is is the one you know every year I do this. It's between one or two movies this year. I can't reduce anything to to the Irishman my estimation a classic one for the ages. Martin Scorsese. Ed Is Best Robert De Niro Pacino. Joe Patchy making a mob movie about old-age age about the end of a mobster. This is the punishment that they get for the lives they live. There's nobody in their lives there alone. It's a tragedy Quentin went and Tarintino. Once upon a time in Hollywood is writing about Hollywood in the sixties and about a time that he thought was the last creative burst of Hollywood Hollywood and doing that. Nineteen seventeen again the World War One movie shot to make it look like. It's one continue steak and parasite a movie about a Korean Rian family in which they exploited the people they work for and then are exploited by the people working for them it is a classic. These are four incredible classics. So what am I gonNA do. What am I going to tell you? What's out there that you have to say? This is the winner and I'm going to go with with all excuses. No excuses in fact to my love for the Irishman. But I think this is the year of Quentin Tarantino. I I think once upon a time in Hollywood being a love letter to Hollywood and being voted on by people who live and work in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino despite right brilliant work with pulp fiction inglorious bastards reservoir dogs Django unchained has never won a Best Picture Oscar or a best director Oscar. Never it's never happened. What better time than now? When he saying Hollywood I love you? I think it's time Hollywood to say to Quentin Tarantino. I love you back back. So you've got it watch the show and afterwards we'll have a discussion.

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Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

Mo'Kelly

08:32 min | 7 months ago

Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

"We have the golden globes recently today we get the critics choice awards tomorrow very early in the morning they will be announcing the academy award nominations so it's the awards season some times we can glean what will probably happen with the Academy Awards by what happens in the golden globes not always sometimes many times it's wall has been monitoring the critics choice awards and I think we should start there to see if maybe the critics choice awards are either going or falling in line with the golden globes or offering a different message if you will as far as what should be honored this year from first look the critics have got a much more on point and then lie with me then the glow okay let's go down some the category Best Actor yes Joaquin Phoenix for joker given that Best Actress Renee Zellweger for Judy yes best supporting actor Brad Pitt for once upon a time in Hollywood surprises there yep best supporting actress Laura Dern for marriage story he didn't see it heard was okay best young actor romaine Griffin Davis for the judge a rabid movie don't know if there are a lot of kids related films on there but Hey sure give it to him best acting ensemble the Irishman art is a good okay good let's look let's let's slow down and talk about that but what I don't know if they're put it this way is far as acting goes I was very underwhelmed by the Irishman I I really think people are more impressed by the names will histories and legacies of the people involved in the movie as opposed to the actual performances most people were saying that they really like the the understated performance of Joe Pesci yeah it was nice he didn't really cost a lot he didn't beat anyone with a baseball bat but as far as an acting performance I don't think was all that special I don't think Robert de Niro's performance as the Irishman was special it wasn't anything that I said wow that was vintage Robert Dinero it wasn't like there was any particular moment or monologue or passage the people will come away and say we're gonna be quoting that for years we can quote the godfather we can quote good fellas in an area casino what have you there wasn't really anything all that special quotable about the Irishman as far as the ensemble cast it was great to have all these big names together yeah but they had big names together in the Expendables did make it a great movie big names who were to gather it almost seemed like he was with one last ride together for these particular group of actors for this particular genre and I had heard all the hype in I'm a guy who loves the godfather yeah I'm a guy who loves casino and Goodfellas varying degrees but I loved the genre as a whole love the sopranos so that's something I I I know this genre I appreciate the genre when I saw the Irishman it was really weird it was weird what they did to Robert De Niro and his allies making them blue or whatever so he looked like the actual person it was not necessary they could have chosen a different actor if you're gonna do all that was extracting I did like the fact that it's so it's a movie based on real people real incidents in history and it almost quite like the have the story line and as real events happened it breaks away in the show you this person was actually killed by a bullet to the head nineteen seventy one or whatever and I'll show you a still frame of the actual crime scene or something like that that's something I enjoy it but as far as the acting performances there were not we talk about Star Wars hi Scott Walker same thing in the sense of there were no wow moments for me there was nothing which said to me is like wow I've never seen that before no they were getting killed by basically getting whacked like okay we seen people get whacked like this before because they've already told all those stories just changing the name to fictional people another movie so what we see the Irishman which is based on true events and everything not special I didn't think the performances were special that's not a number that are best acting ensemble right okay I would rather Avengers with that because as far as I'm concerned the acting by Robert Downey junior in Avengers in game was stellar okay well I mean look got it and maybe that's why Avengers in game got best action movie finally can best visual effects of got best animated feature is difficult yes yeah best costume design yes Ruthie Carter for dolomite is my name give it to him let's stop right there if you haven't seen dolomite is my name please see it isn't available on Netflix I think you will view Eddie Murphy in a whole different light a whole new light any have best comedy yeah I agree Eddie Murphy has not only reinvented himself but in this particular performance he's just an actor he's not telling jokes like a comedian he is embodying Rudy ray Moore someone completely different and it's telling you the story of how Rudy ray Moore had to reinvent himself from musician to stage performer two eight kind of comedian telling almost wraps stories on stage right right if you know the history and this is a quintessential LA movie in the sense of Rudy ray Moore is inextricably linked to the history of arts and entertainment in Los Angeles yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah you will recognize the landmarks and everything and that is why eighty Murphy deservedly so also got the lifetime achievement award other film awards go to Quentin Tarantino for once upon a time in Hollywood no surprise a Best Director it was a tie Sam Mendes for nineteen seventeen and bomb June hole for parasite can we just go ahead and assume given Hollywood's reaction and also the foreign correspondents reaction to nineteen seventeen that that's probably going to be best picture Best Actor definitely nominated tomorrow for the Oscar nominations yeah we'll probably will win and I say that for this reason for the foreign correspondents association for the golden globes to give nineteen seventeen best drama award what are the ward was and it had not even been released in theaters yet at that point bright I just said to me that it leaves the Hollywood portion critics correspondence whatever they pretty much made up their mind which says to me Hollywood as far as the voting academy members have pretty much made up their mind and they've probably already decided that this is going to be the movie I've heard nothing but superlatives about it I haven't seen it but I'm just reading the tea leaves it is going to get the nomination but I'm saying if I were to place any money nineteen seventy this Best Picture and Best Director just because of all these other indications I'm getting I agree totally agree best sci-fi or horror which is in an Oscar related category not to to my knowledge but us it's good thank I I I I saw the movie everything was great yeah so I'll be in Emma Jordan Peele fan but I did think the movie is great I do appreciate how he tells very different stories that's the story we haven't seen before I can I can watch it and say like wow that's something different is not the typical horror stories come to typical sci fi story has a little twist at the end is what he usually is going to do now is going to be known for that in the way that M. night Shyamalan is known for that I can appreciate what he does I just didn't think the movie was spectacular yeah but I don't know who would love you to hear it I don't know what was up again so when we come back we'll continue with these critics choice awards and also forecast possibly with coming tomorrow morning with the Oscar nominations this the

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National Board of Review Names ‘The Irishman’ the Year’s Best Film

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:59 sec | 8 months ago

National Board of Review Names ‘The Irishman’ the Year’s Best Film

"The other day I just don't wash the Irish sensor it's named the best film this is us for safe use the Irish story of Frank sure straight up the mob this is your best best film bind the best phone by national board of review I don't know about that it's good movie very much were there very attention and boy it brings up some serious questions like about the Jimmy Hoffa I hit and all that stuff but the one thing in Scorsese's always fantastic when he does the mafia thing but I thought Goodfellas was way better than this I mean is a good movie but I think and what he called their one of my contacts you know casino good fellows those are the two I want to say premier mafia movies ever up all this one's good Irishman's good see it's on

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Pop Culturing

Pop Culturing

02:53 min | 9 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Pop Culturing

"Do you remember whose version of my way. This is the voice. I have it written somewhere. 'cause I guess an entre did I don't know if it's not alive. But they didn't want to give him rights. So then Scorsese bought the rights to the torsion. So I just don't I don't know if there's any good way to end this movie but I just felt like on fulfilled first of all. Why does Z.? Break the fourth wall in the last scene in the movie and it just didn't. It seemed weird to me. What did you think said vicious? When did you what did you think about him? Like looking at the camera I was it was over. Yeah I mean did he not break. He was breaking the fourth wall through the whole movie he was talking two US he was near right long. Never looked at the camera. I guess what I mean. Is You feel his presence narrating the whole time I know that maybe. That's we've talked about this before. About what the true definition of the fourth wall is but he was He you know he was talking to the whole time anyway so I was fine with it. I thought it was a sad ending because he would never no matter what he had he his his system had been created for something completely. Different like to believe that Henry Hill was gonna go completely straight is. It's ridiculous like wasn't he like Howard Stern. He was on Howard Stern. I think he has died. So a few random facts latonya heights was solved in two thousand fourteen. Most surviving arriving members were arrested. So Jimmy was arrested with. Jimmy was arrested because of Henry's testimony. Oh we're talking what you're talking about. Different twenty four years later. Oh my God that's what it said. Now this is just what I read on the Internet. Jimmy Burke on whom Jimmy Conway Conway's base would have been eligible for parole in two thousand four. He died of lung cancer. Nineteen ninety-six while still in prison What a little girl who plays Henry and Cairns daughters is learning Broccoli's daughter with Harvey Keitel? Yes they were married annoyed. Yes later in life of Henry Hill after he enters a witness protect. Oh we talked about about Oh he enters a witness witness protection program was also adapted more humorously into my blue heaven the same year appropriate appropriately. That film was written by Nora Ephron. Who's Nicholas polite plugs? Wife who I think was one of the directors or screenplay I think he worked with Scorsese. Yeah my Blue Heaven Sweetie tell me coming in one andrus view to be here in the frozen food section because you could mel all this stuff.

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Pop Culturing

Pop Culturing

11:17 min | 9 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Pop Culturing

"Healthy masculinity. This is just an example of how respect we talked to Rosalind. On's and parenting are other. podcasts Rosalyn Wiseman and amongst boys the currency of of social climbing is respect correct also. It's also a comedy laughter. The funny you are the higher you are right Latin but this is an example of how respect is so important in this hyper for masculine whirl. We'll get into big on me. Busting my book billy. Okay Tom if I was GONNA break your bullets go home and get your shine box. The kid is used to calm spitzer income suede shoes fucking mirrors. Excuse is my language. He was terrific. He was the best he made a lot of money too. So armee emotions billy but I said no more shines. Maybe you didn't hear Bhatty been way long time. They didn't go up there and say shoes any more relaxed reaffirmed credits. What's what's coming to you? I'm breaking your balls a little bit. That's all I'm only kidding. which so you don't sound like you're kidding? You know there's a lot of people right. I mean I'm only kidding which having a party I just came home. I haven't seen you in a long time and I'm breaking your balls and you know what you're getting fucking. I'm sorry the number of venue. I'm sorry go home and get your fucking shambaugh. Oh every type of watching it see and I'm like just stop talking after salute and Billy thinks that that he's immune because he's a made he is immune right or he's supposed to be He's supposed to be me and Tommy break the rules right and I don't understand. Why Jimmy does that for Tommy like I guess he doesn't have a choice? Once Tommy goes crate. No he comes back and gets billy because in that moment they pull them Atari says keep him here. Yes billy just like whatever. I'll stay here the whole time because I'm a made guy and I'm immune and then all of a sudden you know they killa column. Jimmy's in on it though. And what's interesting is Henry is a kind of like a neutral comparatively speaking calm guy guy like when they're beating the crap billy he's just on the side bright looking and when they're putting Thomas putting the knife into Billy's Guy Robert Deniro shoots him horrible scene. Henry's just sitting there like the only time we see Henry going crazy is when he beats that guy Panned on Karen and Karen Erin. Yeah those are the two moments but anyway. I just WanNa play that like all. You know the minute that he's disrespected in such a public fashion Ashley like eight people at the small barking. Your he's done that's a well again. Tommy is a sociopath. I feel you know what I mean. Like he doesn't have empathy for other people. He the this is why Scorsese movies are so interesting because you do get to meet his mother and he loves his MOM. His mom is like oblivious to what's going on in his world but he does not have have a sense obviously none of them have a sense of what's right and wrong or they do and they don't care I feel like they Really otas narration is good about that when he's it's the younger Ray Liotta earlier in the movie when he's saying you know we we. It was just the way it was. We didn't even think about it like it's kind of like growing up with something where it's what you see every day so you're not questioning is the C.. Legal it's just what we do. I'm not saying that's an excuse. I'm just saying he the the writings really well done. Yeah Tommy I mean th that to me is more uncomfortable than the clowns seen It's all so was billy in prison and and let's say they didn't say but yeah obviously it didn't go well. It was interesting in Casino. Billy batts the the actor who played billy batts ended ended up killing Joe Patchy so the tables were turned and they beat they killed Joe Patchy by literally beating him with a baseball bat until he died. Bats Billy Batts. Oh Yeah so little like. What did we call those Easter egg for? People who love Scorsese movies. Yeah and if you really listen to what billy says before he says the last go get your shine box. He's actually just telling a story. Which is the kid did great shines? He made a lot of money. He there's a if Joe Patchy if it was Henry that he was breaking his balls as they say. I don't think that would have happened. It was just because of WHO. Is Tommy so many scenes. I WANNA play but I this is one of the hardest for me. Okay this is Karen Hill the fertile. Hello don't hang up on me I want to talk to you. You keep away from my husband in this building. Gotten nothing to superintendent. Yes I want you to know Jeff. The reason it's heartbreaking is because she has her two kids with their sitting there listening to the whole thing. The kids kids are around in that moment when she's holding a gun on I mean they don't I don't know if they see her gun but when she's got a gun pointed at Henry while he's asleep and then he turns gone on her and like kind of kicks off the bed and their kids are watching all of that. I think Karen's angers a little misdirected. Oh honey I I mean come on. Of course of course. I'd never made any sense to me whenever anybody goes after the per- like let's say you're partners cheating and you get mad at the other party. But he now yes you do understand that because imagine. I don't want you imagine it with me but like imagine you're younger and you're dating somebody and then she ends up with another guy. You WanNa kill that other guy not literally kill. I'm not talking goodfellas. I'm talking like you get mad at the other guy now. I'm not saying that's right. Obviously if this was then parenting radio talk about that being super misdirected but this is always what ends up happening unless you are super self aware fair and recognize that other person is just has nothing to do with that really the choice to go with. Somebody else is about your relationship. And if you're going to try to scare that Third Person Henry is going to go find another girl of course but she's Karen is not the sharpest tool. I'm speaking rationally. Yeah that's not I mean this is. She chose to go into this marriage and she knows what's going on. He doesn't come home for days and and again I'm not this. Is it so hard to talk about because obviously it's not okay and obviously Karen has every right to be angry and obviously Henry is the one who's wrong but she also came into a system that is set up that girlfriends on Friday night or is it girlfriends on Saturday night I think girlfriends are Fridays girlfriends on Friday night. Guga's NBA's on Friday night wives on on Saturday night and that's the system and maybe she didn't know all of these specifics. But in their first week of marriage he was not coming home. Yeah so this is not like a shock so to your point yes it's Janice Rossi in two are so I'm going to rip through a few of these questions. I don't expect you to know the answer Richard but these are some of the things that came to me as watching. Why wasn't Henry in on the Luzon let Latonya Heist? I don't know if he's in on all the others. I don't get it Somebody knows the answer that. Shoot me an email okay. Todd he'd be in a meat locker if he wanted his. Jimmy say forget about tonight when he says to Henry that he's going to kill Mori story and then he's like forget about tonight ends up killing him anyways. I think he knows the Henry's not up for Gets Tommy to do it. I just love the part. Where Jimmy's he's crying after he finds out Tommy dies in? Henry doesn't know how to console. It's so yeah. He likes petty like a pet on. This is a question. Should I think everybody has was Jimmy. Really GonNa Kill Karen I think so. I think that I think he deliberately Scorsese. Delivery believes that Oklahoma for interpretation. You think he was if you are in Karen's mindset which is being paranoid which as you can see when she comes back home had and he's he's like where have you been then of course and Jimmy. Has I mean. We know that Jimmy has demonstrated that he's willing to hurt his friends. And we know that I think a scene after that or a scene before that he asks Henry to do something for him in Florida. Florida and Henry knows that if he goes there he's not gonNA survive. So I think yes Karen and Henry. He really bonded at the end of the movie. Do you mean when they're really rocky marriage. And then the minute world went to crap. They loved each other again until they got divorced in real life. They got divorced right well. Do you think they loved each other or they were trying to survive. I mean maybe they loved. I think it's a good point. I think they were in survival. Because if you remember correctly when she's with that prosecutor or defense guy who's like he was the real guy right the guy that they're talking to he was the real guy who actually prosecuted had Henry He. She's like they want him not me and he's like Karen Karen. I've heard all the all the tapes. Yeah Yeah So. She's is willing to throw Henry under the bus Intel. She realizes they've got everything on her too. So as we wind down this podcast house as we got just a few minutes left I wanNA talk about the ending. Okay over a weekend and then I need to blow the winnings in a week or go to the sharks payback. The bookies didn't matter sadder didn't mean anything when I was broke over go out and rob some more be ran. Everything paid off COBB's we paid off lawyers. We paid off judges. Everybody had their hands out. Everything was for the taking and now it's all over. That's the hardest part today. Everything is different. There's no action after wait around like everyone else can't even get decent food right after I got here. I ordered some spaghetti with Marinara sauce on I got egg noodles and catch up on average. Nobody we'll get to live the rest of my life like Schmuck.

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Pop Culturing

Pop Culturing

05:38 min | 9 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Pop Culturing

"You know what I don't remember what award it shows. We're going on in one thousand nine hundred ninety but by the time somebody gets to the Oscars. Sometimes those people have won like five awards. They've done a Golden Globe Sag. They've won maybe we'll apparently he's he did that because he didn't think he was GONNA win. Which always drives me nuts when there is no way I was going to win right? You're you're one of five. You may be the underdog but but I love the fact that it was short now some people may thought like Oh what kind kind of a jerk. But I bet he spoke at the. I'm sure he won a golden globe. Sag and I'm sure he spoke very eloquently then or said something funny But yeah now I I get that not everybody can be nominated. And sometimes they're nominated for specific scenes or a body body of work that they've had over their lifetime but ray liotta 's awesome in this movie and he was cast interesting because he wasn't I don't know if it was. It's hard to work with. I think maybe after this movie I don't I don't remember Ray Liotta before this. Of course ideal. He was in field of dreams. You see what US okay. And he was also A. What's it called with Melanie Griffith and something wild. Yes say. Flap Jeff Daniels. Yes but anyways I thought Liotta uh he kind of tied the whole movie together. Oh Yeah and that young version Asia him of Henry looks just like him sued. His name is Henry Henry and young Henry to meet you Henry I don't know what his name was. Sorry to the actor did it They had to put in colored contacts. I was wondering because Ray Liotta has such blue eyes. He was really good too. It was really subtle version of Henry. So I I guess just one step backwards. It's weird that we're doing this like violent. It's so weird like this is such a movie where there's not a lot of redeeming characters senate and usually movies that we do either makes us laugh or there's redemption in one way shape or form and this one. It's just a really good movie with a lot of bad people. You know what there isn't a center is there doesn't seem like there isn't a center because even Henry's Dad beats the crap out of them so even though he's not in this world of gangsters he's not a great example speaking of this. What do you mean media can make it in? We're delivers you're gonNA fuck everything up is gonNA kill me look was it. nope okay the notice you you know where he lives. Deliver mail was house for now on any letter from that school tonight. Kids House comes directly. Here you understand for another letter letter from that school. They're beating up the mailman. I just don't know like I know. This is like in the fifties but there the parents sir eventually gonNA find out. I don't give a narration right after that Henry says you know not only did those letters not combat are male stop coming. My mom had to go the post office so eventually fix I I know and you know. And maybe that's the whole point is that they didn't have anything but violence let's to offer. I guess so. I think it makes the point. So let's discuss why we're doing this movie because you're right I would if goodfellas came out today. Hey I don't know if I would go see it. I think this was a time. First of all of Scorsese. Do you know what I mean like you. It was one of the best pictures it was the way it was filmed. You talked to a lot of filmmakers. Who came after this movie and they use it as a like a role model? What's the word? I'm all for Dole. Some swingers exactly from him and There's a bunch of stuff exactly so it's this is I think what he's talking about. When he's talking about cinema Israel way that it was filmed the way that he uses music in this movie like there is is a scene that is so uncomfortable to there's so many scenes in this movie that are uncomfortable but the one that's most uncomfortable is the guy who got his wife the pink car and then Jimmy? Who is Robert Deniro? Realizes that these guys in his crew who did did this big heist are not going to be able to keep it quiet even either by their behavior or by who they talked to so you you see the scene where Leyla is playing isn't Leyla. I don't remember it's the it's the the I want you to play. It's with the pink Cadillac right correct and the pink Cadillac and both the guy and his wife have been shot and they are just sitting in the Cadillac and this song is playing and this is the whole point. It's so uncomfortable yet. We're watching it when Jimmy just starts killing everybody yes but that seems specifically typically because of the song that's playing. It's kind of the theme. That comes after Layla. The Piano.

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"goodfellas" Discussed on Pop Culturing

Pop Culturing

06:44 min | 9 months ago

"goodfellas" Discussed on Pop Culturing

"This is Kathy. We'll come back to another episode of culturing where we talk about. We were talking about pop pop culture tech about movies and TV shows. That's what I meant. Wow all over the place here there we go. We'll technical glitch. She just wanted to hear a little bit more from from. Henry is going to be a good summer. There's even a montage of Henry laughing on Youtube. Well that's like something I wanted to talk about with this movie Or as Tommy calls them Henry Henry. Henry is to meet you Henry the way that Ray Liotta and the way. Hey that Robert Deniro laugh in. This movie is like so meam ready. Like what's the what's it's so over the top. I think it's infectious. Che's though to cracks me up. We laughed every time. So this movie is Goodfellas so what is your history with. Could you remember when you first saw. Remember who. You're with breath no I. I saw it in the theater and I don't know I don't think I did. I think I saw it on. DVD or a or a tape. My Dad took me to it. So how old you. Let's see nine thousand nine hundred ninety so it was eighteen. You're eighteen no I did not see it at eighteen. I don't think so it kind of I kinda you think of Goodfellas. As being one of those gen-x movies that we all saw it became common uh-huh quotes from the movie or just understanding what happened in the movie was part of being our age. Budget was twenty five million which seems light. Yeah does for today's Day and it grows forty six million which seems light also like this. What was that for the year? Like you mean. Where did it plays compared to other movies? I guess that's relative to me like what was that good for that year. I have no idea just seems like you know lake. Whatever all these big hits now make hundreds of millions of dollars in affected? This made a measly forty six to seems you know. It's regarded as one of the. I think the better movies ever made. This gets into a very interesting discussion. I don't WanNa get too far off a good fellows but you know that Martin Scorsese is like in the middle of of we would call a cultural conversation regarding whether or not marvel movies are real movie. Coppola weigh in on the t shirt. Did so two things happened number. One Scorsese was doing it. Do you say Scorsese or do you. Say Scorsese Scorsese okay. So Scorsese was doing an interview. He had a brief comment about about. He didn't think marvel movies were true. Cinema it was this whole long article but that was the only thing that went viral so then he went back and did a Washington Post opinion piece to explain. Explain what I meant and I read it and basically he was just saying that it doesn't have to him. Cinema is going into a place where you don't know what's going to happen you don't know what the outcome's going to be. You're going to be surprised. There's an element of taps into the humanity of people. The darkness all that kind and if stuff and marvel you know relatively speaking I mean when you're directing these actors type Tom. No I think the the cinematic experience experience. Like if you're going into a marble fluidity to what might curl asshole and he used a lot of examples like hitchcock movies. The reason people into hitchcock movies is because you didn't know where you're going. You had no idea where you're going to be left and it's much more. It's a long article so I I just couldn't and do it justice but there are a lot of people that you know it was obviously up on twitter and a lot of people reposted a Lotta actors and actresses directors and said. Yes this now. I don't really. We have a comment on whether or not I think what I'm commenting on is the fact that what you're talking about is how much money a movie make whereas there was a time that every What they're not called producers? They're the ones who put out the movies. What what is that called the the company that you go to that like markets the movie for You Kind of like the twenty first century others. All that promoter. Whatever they're called that they would always do movies like goodfellas? They would always have a movie like life of Pi. They would always have a movie like something that it wasn't like a big shoot 'em up fast and furious kind of movie. They had just regular movies and that as we know is no longer really happening in the movie theater and I blame ourselves of course going to see them and television has come back in vogue where you can do that. In Scorsese even says in his Washington Post opinion piece. I'm now part of it because the Irishman which is coming out this year I think in December is going to Air or not air. It is going to be on the big screen for a couple of weeks and then it's on Netflix. Netflix is the one who gave him money. so He's like now. I'm in a two but let's not pretend hand. Are we going to go. See the Irishman yes theater. It's these three guys that we love well Pacino's not in goodfellas bio he's not. I heard that he got offered one of the roles. I don't know his job conway or something but anyway so these are the Academy award nominees that this pitcher got best pitcher director best film editing best adapted screenplay best best supporting actor Joe Pesci. I'm best supporting actress. Lorraine bracco which of those do think Deniro didn't win I know who won. She won and yes. That's right. She did win he Dan I was going to play. I don't know if I could find. I was gonNA plays acceptance speeches just kind of funny. Maybe I'll try to find it. And here's what came out for the best movie. Wolves Awakenings Ghost Godfather part three and Goodfellas. Same again dances with wolves. Dances with wolves awakenings Ghost Ghost Godfather part three and Goodfellas. I'm shocked Godfather. Part three in there Dances with wolves one. Correct and Kevin. Costner won best director. This he did so oh goodfellas did not win. That choice dances with wolves a hundred thousand percent. That's one of my favorites. A lot of percents we well. All those movies were a good godfather three. I'm not sure about but the GOODFELLAS is awakenings. Also had deniro in it and I liked stat. People I've heard people kind of that movie now in hindsight but I liked it at the time Robin Williams already here. Gop She's acceptance behavior..

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Joe Pesci has a new album coming out

The Lake Show with Henry Lake

00:43 sec | 9 months ago

Joe Pesci has a new album coming out

"Joe Pesci uhhuh yes new album coming out I didn't know he had a L. how does an album I don't know but he's going to they've got the net well enough which melt the Irishman yep that's gonna be coming out he's got a new album coming out after twenty one years I didn't even know he was a singer it turns out the Goodfellas actor who I remember from my cousin Vinny seventy six seventy six he was actual a lounge singer before his acting career took off I mean that does not surprise me yeah that does not surprise album in nineteen sixty eight and then he had one and nineteen ninety eight that was a I guess it was a parody from his character from my cousin

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The Impeachment Inquiry This Week in 2 Major Developments

KQED Newsroom

12:45 min | 10 months ago

The Impeachment Inquiry This Week in 2 Major Developments

"Good evening the house impeachment inquiry that has gripped Washington was jolted this week by two major developments essentially to do cross currents that could affect the debate for weeks to come first America's top diplomat in Ukraine ambassador William Taylor gave damaging testimony behind closed doors testifying at the White House did threaten to withdraw military aid and less Ukraine announced probes that would politically benefit president trump the testimony by Taylor an army veteran and respected diplomat undermine president trump's insistence that there was no quid pro quo then late Thursday came reports that Attorney General William Barr has opened a criminal investigation of the F. B. I.'s conduct during the twenty sixteen campaign even as the DOJ inspector general is wrapping up his own investigation of related issues those proceedings have been cheered by the president and by Republicans who see them as a counterweight to the house impeachment probe house democratic chairman Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler released a statement in response quote if the department of justice may be used as a tool for political retribution or help the president with a political narrative for the next election the rule of law will suffer new an air repairable damage joining me tonight card the margin compression on national security reporter for The Washington Post Catherine Lucey White House reporter for the Wall Street journal I'm none of us national correspondent for the PBS newshour in Jonathan swan national political reporter for axioms corn you've been following this impeachment inquiry all week at the capitol but for the DOJ to now be opening a criminal investigation what's the significance of that development I need all the other impeachment news for the timing has to be pleasing the president because it presents a counter narrative for what's been going on you have he he's been investigation which we know right now looking at that the Ukraine connections and you have the investigation into the origins of the Russia probe which Russia Ukraine are not that separable let's say that given the president something to focus on something that he can now double down on as the focus is heating up on impeachment look that Durham has been a criminal prosecutor who's been in in charge of this investigation for a while in a way he is always had because of the role he plays the ability of the panel grand jury or to you you know issue indictments against individuals we don't know that he's actually taken those steps yet so the actual significance of what this means does this actually end up pulling in career investigators from the FBI or elsewhere for some sort of felt form of malfeasance or does this just end up being you know a political give to the president at a time at which he's feeling like people aren't really behind him and he wants his troops to rally around him what's the significance of the Attorney General being involved in this kind of investigation doesn't raise questions about the independence of the DOJ I think president trump has always been pretty clear about the role that he thinks the traditionally independent department of justice should play which is that he should be able to direct the work that they're doing and by extension the work that the Attorney General is doing we know Attorney General Barr is involved in this investigation that's being led by John Durham is the US attorney in Connecticut and so they're obvious questions there about what exactly was the motivation for opening this investigation in the first place but bar message of this very very early on right he said before Congress I do believe spying occurred on the trump campaign I would be willing to explore the origins of the Russian investigation and he's also been part of some of the efforts to protect the president politically is pushed back on the subpoena efforts to try to get at the president's tax returns as well so this fits perfectly in line with that raising it to a criminal probe now ups the ante right it kind of turbochargers and it kicks it up a notch I don't have any other medical as Kerr mentioned gives them all of those powers now we don't know what evidence led to that you can't just in the department of justice they were suddenly going to make this a criminal investigation some piece of evidence had to lead to that we don't know what that we usually don't understand Jonathan there's the DOJ probe led by the Attorney General investigating the origins of the Russia pro and then you have the inspector general also within DOJ doing his own report how did they align if at all we don't know we don't know what the IG reports going to say we don't know when it's going to come out and I think we should be very cautious about saying that this is counter programming in terms of when when learning about this criminal investigation of being elevated a grotesque issue number one we don't know when they made that decision when he said okay it's pasta threshold way I believe is that their crimes could have been committed dharma is a serious prosecutor sincerest guy with a serious reputation he's not seen as a partisan hack he has a storied career now in terms of the white it kind of program will would mean the Adam called in okay better than New York times we used in this sort of way and I bet two of the best justice department reporters so I think it's quite possible this could have been opened we don't know when it was opened could be up and you know weeks ago and it could be as simple as a leak investigation we know there was so much classified information leaked in the early if the Russia investigation Sir this is all just to say there's so much we don't know and people are going to spend this in the ways that they want to do you know they can be hysterical about it but I think that it could it could be as simple as by doing what trump wants to do and and our own following the facts and keeping the family up in mind Catherine let's take a stroll down from the DOJ on Pennsylvania Avenue to the capital and you had ambassador Taylor behind closed doors give this damaging testimony about a quid pro quo arrangement inside the trump administration how is the White House reacting is this something that they see as a major turning point well this is a significant moment in in this process this is the most detailed some of the detail of bay has money we've seen so far was a fifteen page opening statement really laying out the cinematic terms it was give me I think that the loss was beautifully written the the way that the Taylors and takes us into taking the job it reminded me of movies where someone is brought into a different world like saying like Goodfellas or I recently saw hustlers forgive someone to take it into a totally different world and they sent me Sir to realize what's going on and we're trying to figure it out and he comes to realize there's two different farm policies going on and and and then of this beat into his explanation of what he understands to be happening with the president's engagement on Ukraine the White House is continuing with a messaging that is a lot focus on process they are attacking of the the process on the hill they are and they are also trying to discredit all the witnesses so you heard the present today criticizing Taylor you know and we'll see if that sticks this is a decades long your career diplomats in came forward and who is hired by this by this administration and you're standing outside notebook in hand of the skiff the secure area inside of the house well all these people testified but a **** Taylor in particular we heard there is a reporter take me inside the room what were you hearing from members about how it went and why it matters and investors tellers testimony has had the most impact of any of the people have come and thus far in this impeachment pro and it's because of the details of his testimony it's also because he names names and connects dots in other ways that people have not he even when he was in the room he was in touch with the people who were in the room and he lays out a narrative exactly how the Giuliani campaign led to strategist at the group on the crane policy start to diverge from the more traditional roots how when you had the secretaries of state and defense and CIA and the national security adviser all saying week we should be sending that aid there you then had the Maldini camping like maybe not and he actually has a timeline also of when the freeze on the funding came when to him it seemed like there was a quid pro quo going on here when he was told specifically by people in the administration that yes the money is being leveraged in order to secure a promise from Ukrainian president to conduct investigations into the energy company that Joe Biden's son was on the board of and this twenty sixteen to hack this conspiracy theory around the DNC server that was hacked in twenty sixteen the theory says that it's somehow ended up in Ukraine and if it were found it would prove the Ukraine interfere in the twenty sixteen election is not Russia that's been widely debunked already the fact that there was so powerful though his is is I think the reason why you saw at a direction of political action the next day let's talk about that right that political Russian because you you're there covering it and you see the testimony itself it is a game changer for the house Democrats as they build their case against the president but his current setting house Republicans decided to take matters into their own hands trump loyalists forced their way into a secure in a room view room on Capitol Hill blocking witness testimony for hours we're going to go in there today and demand we get our rights remembers of Congress what what what what was it like when they actually stop the testimony from happening well I mean a delay the testimony for about five and a half five five and half hours from starting that was the day that Deputy Assistant secretary of defense lawyer Cooper who eventually talked about kind of the nuts and bolts of how the Ukraine military aid works on there are a lot of interesting parts of this it was certainly a display that we we we watched as as they stormed into that room there's nothing that actually prevents those lawmakers from walking into the skiff this gift is not like a locked box members of Congress have enough security clearance to go in also about a dozen of the people who were storming into that skip already had the right to be there because they are members of these three panels and just finally I should make the point that you know a lot of the argument that that has been about processes captain was referring to the Republicans are a part of this process they have the right to ask questions in these interviews they are getting equal time they don't like the fact that this is happening but they're not being iced out the way that claimed that they were it's also worth pointing out that entire spectacle took place the day after president trump is calling on Republicans to take off the gloves and show up and fight for him he wants to know that members of his own party are actually showing up in on his side of this fight and this was one the one way they could display that it's also worth pointing out the obvious hypocrisy because a few years ago when Republican Trey Gowdy was leading closed door investigative sessions into the U. S. attack that the attacks on U. S. facilities in Benghazi he argued they should be closed door for a reason those reasons are that if there's national security interest I play and also it gives witnesses a chance to be open and honest about their testimony was pause for a second talk about the house Republicans and Republicans in general making process the issue Jonathan is that because they don't feel like they're able to engage on the substance of the testimony they rather make it about the process there are some house Republicans I think of a small group that would be quite happy to fight on the substance but a small group and where there is no that that types to fight on the substances in the Senate noun so the backstory to this resolution that Lindsey Graham you know I'm sold you say that was actually very tame it was really just what was it was a process occupant it was a very soberly rescind tame argument against the process no substantive defense of Donald Trump the backstories that was Lindsey Graham wanted to write a letter to pelo see that was actually fairly bombastic and yet this is a sham at citrus address he pitched the lead out to the Republicans that they launched last week and the response was not good and the reason I did want to do it even people who support trump two reasons number one you write a letter like that anyone who doesn't sign on you've created an enemies list for trump's immediately number two you don't get many signatures it's very embarrassing he looks weak so what ends up happening Instagram shifts to a resolution he writes this resolution it's still a little too hot Mitch McConnell cools it down and you get this very milquetoast document that everyone can agree on but it's a very clear sign of what's going on in the Senate why this matters is Republican senators to not want to defend Donald Trump on the substance and the most they're willing to go is this sort of finicky process argument to say that you know they should change the way

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Who is 'Mob Queen' Anna Genovese?

Heaven's Gate

02:31 min | 1 year ago

Who is 'Mob Queen' Anna Genovese?

"Mob the mafia the syndicate syndicate the family good looking guys and expensive tailored suits in fidora's carrying pistols and machine guns. They live and die by the code of omerta. The first rule of the mob which is there is no mob these murderous madman been glorified and stories like the godfather goodfellas and the sopranos keep your offends close but you enemies closer and even the titles make one thing glaringly obvious. It's all about the guys women are usually accessories in these stories seen and not heard either the mistress the long suffering wife or more likely the widow but there's another side of the mob's game in the twentieth century with players like mussalini j. edgar hoover and the kennedy brothers politicians are are paid off to look the other way nightclub dollars pour into the hands of mobsters dirty cops and gave performers. You're talking about new york city's very first drag clubs and the woman. That's right a woman who ran them. A woman named an agenda. These anna crashed through a sea of male chauvinism to become a rule breaker shift disturb her. This woman did something no. Oh other mob wife has done before or since. She stood up to her husband in the most courageous way possible i wanna go. I wanna know who was mop queen with the insight eight and ability to write her ticket in a man's world. That's what we want to know. Who is anna geno vi's <music> jessica bending on michael seligman this queens it was the goddess you look at our new. She was a force to directed with any the guy would never let their wife or girlfriend know their business. I think in the village of truth and fiction. There's just no story too outrageous what she much much more complicit than family legend. I just felt like maybe other people were watching her

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Trump Is Losing His Mind Over Another Bad Fox News Poll

Anderson Cooper 360

03:08 min | 1 year ago

Trump Is Losing His Mind Over Another Bad Fox News Poll

"President trump is apparently furious over recent fox poll showing him struggling hypothetical thank matchups with certain democratic presidential candidates and speaking to reporters for getting on air force one yesterday it was clear the president had turned full on fickle in the absence of the old fox news tickle something going on at fox. I'll tell you right now. I'm not happy with it. I'm certainly happy. I think sean hannity lou dobbs and i i think tucker carlson and laura and <hes> jesse waters and janine and we have a lot of great people even greg gut felt even greg gut felt close one greg goodfellas onboard. Everyone stand down in the missile silos. President has got it from here. The prison says quote. We have a lot of great people at fox not even trying to hide that. He thinks they all work for him that they're all just you know all part of the party. It just starts riffing names of fox like like justice on his senate hearing. We got hannity. Lou dobbs timmy p._j. Don't forget we tremendous respect from squeaky. Then of course there's judge janine pirro as someone who's run for office five times if the devil called me and said he wanted to set up a meeting to give me opposition research on my opponent. I'd be on the first trolley to hell to get it. An any politician who tells you otherwise is a bald faced liar. Okay feeling the first i trauma hell that should be the name of her show. Judge janine pirro first carlotta hal do like after every interview goes goes well. She'd be like coming up next. Stop voter fraud so yeah countries. That's not really yeah. It is my larry king voice. I only have one voice. That's all i can do. America's best known the country's best-known namesake fraudulent university might not i like it when fox news releases an actual scientific poll showing him with some weak reelection numbers but surely the president has forgotten all the network did for him and his allies. I mean where else but fox news would rudy giuliani. You've been able to so smoothly and well diffused the whole stormy daniels hush money scandal. I'm giving you the fact that you don't know it's not campaign money no campaign finance violation so they funneled through a law firm funnel through over and the president repeated. I didn't know you did you. There's no campaign. Finance law zero zero ear row. A lot of ood is like an losers zero except michael cohen is in federal prison for conspiring with president to make those payments but yeah zero. Let's just say zero so where's relationship between the president. Fox news actually go from here. I have no idea but i got to tell you i've already bought my take for that first trolley to hell and the

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App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps

Mac OS Ken

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps

"Finally today news of another future feature with no specific date cult amok has Amazon saying that apple music will make its way the third party. Alexa, speakers a, you know sometime. Apple music picked up the ability to play natively through Amazon echo devices earlier this week while they're powered by Alexa, and with Alexa, powering other speakers cult MAC figured apple music would play on those other speakers as well. Actually, I don't know whether they figured that. That would be the case the site. Does say it was a disappointing setback. The peace has mash Ables. Raymond Wong saying Amazon has confirmed to him that apple music will becoming to other Alexa, nibbled devices in the future. However with no timeframe offered how far in the future remains a mystery. Before we part ways, I really want to encourage you to check out this week's edition of the checklist by secure MAC, August drama to nNcholas rob and nNcholas Tachi each picked out their favorite hacker movie for our hacky holidays episode did yours make the cut and what do three and goodfellas have in common. This is a fun episode. I do hope you'll check it out the checklist by secure

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U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial

24 Hour News

01:34 min | 2 years ago

U.S. judge sends ex-Trump campaign head Manafort to jail until trial

"On i seventy five michigan state police say sixty one year old father and his twenty year old son from new jersey died when their vehicle was hit by a commercial vehicle in brownstown township round eleven o'clock last night that was on northbound i seventy five near dix toledo road in a separate incident on northbound i seventy five this time at clarkston road an impaired driver was killed around three thirty this morning after his vehicle was chased following a police pursuit police say they broke off the pursuit and came upon the vehicle down the road in an accident demand had been thrown from the vehicle he had not been wearing a seatbelt both accidents remain under investigation a judge sent former trump campaign manager paul manafort jail until his trial for bank fraud and conspiracy due to allegations of witness tampering cbs wagered jiang reports from the white house sources tell cbs news manafort is banking on a presidential pardon to keep him out of jail for the rest of his life in the president's personal attorney rudy giuliani says pardons may coming when that special counsel investigation wraps up a pretty clear message for manafort as he sits behind bars trump yesterday tweeting talked to judge's decision to send metaphor to jail was unfair we have an update of your money coming up giving a detroit teacher extra credit i'm ron dewey and w w j this staying in touch marshall hunt whereas of old news boys goodfellas funded detroit announcing the detroit public school teacher of the year from eight hundred nominations submitted through student essays selectiveness jack.

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Maplewood, Lewis and Newark discussed on 24 Hour News

24 Hour News

01:25 min | 2 years ago

Maplewood, Lewis and Newark discussed on 24 Hour News

"Wins news time four thirty eight ten ten wins entertainment with christopher watson ramsgate no less than martin scorsese is directing a netflix special about the legendary sketch comedy show setv cast members joe flair eugene levy andrea martin catherine o'hara martin short and dave thomas will reunite before a live audience in toronto may thirteenth for a panel hosted by jimmy kimmel that'll be part of the special no word yet on a release date khloe kardashian is a new mom multiple reports say the thirtythreeyearold keeping up the kardashian star has given birth to her first child a baby girl we're getting third season of jessica jones on netflix kristen ridder stars says the hard drinking super powered private eye who fights bad guys and our own troubled past carol burnett will receive the first ever peabody award for career achievement eighty four year old comedy legend will accept the during ceremonies in new york city may nineteen april loser birthday here's some of the names and entertainment that you share it with the grew up in newark south orange and maplewood before joining the east street band drummer max weinberg is sixty seven brooklyn's on jimmy dentistry of blondie is sixty four way lewis one of the founding members of atlantic starr formed up in westchester he's sixty one from goodfellas to law and order brooklyn's own ball servino seventy nine.

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