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In this masterpiece of a movie from one of the greatest auter directors of our times goodfellas was one of the most captivating movies it has ever been my privilege to watch Martin Scorsese directed brilliantly in one of his greatest works since raging bull He got together a wonderful cast of actors who all portrayed very convincing roles The movie stars Ray Liotta and co-stars Loraine braco Robert Deniro and Joe pesci All three co-stars won Oscar nominations but it was joe pesci who actually won an Oscar for his disturbing portrayal of Tommy devito under world crime hood The movie was also nominated for best filmNow the reason why I choose goodfellas as my movie to write about was basically because I seen the movie about a thousand times and in my opinion the greatest film since the godfather movies parts 1 and 2 of course However since I have taken your class I have appreciated the movie so much more The approach I took in writing this paper was not one of a very technical shot for shot analysis but a basic annalization of the movie I did however analyze important cuts and camera movements that were of significance and that best illustrate the style of ScorseseThe movie begins with the opening credits Even the credits have there own special unique quality about them as the stroll past the screen We then cut to the back of a Cadillac The camera then cuts to a medium close up of the star of the movie Henry Hill portrayed by Liotta We then suddenly hear a sort of knocking coming from the back of the car Henrys two passengers who are sitting in the back are also wondering what exactly the noise is Henry pulls over the car We then cut to the back of the car where all three passengers have exited the car and are now standing in front the trunk of
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