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Film Style Martin Scorcese a realist made Goodfellas based on a story about Henry Hill This film was carefully and beautifully done to preserve much truth in it Through this film we could walk through the same lane as the mobsters did and understanding what they were going through Mobsters were often thought as bad company They had a worldwide labeled as ruthless vicious and notorious crime organizations But we often misunderstood and overlooked the reasons why these guys join the mobs In this film we learn about Henry Hill and how his life came crashing down due to his negligence in upholding the mafia rules and his greeds Stylistic Elements Goodfellas opened with narration by Henry Hill introducing the audience to his world of world of wonders The narration in the movie is really effective at making audiences feel as though they are experiencing a world that few people can see without being on the inside of a gang themselvesThe use of non-linear editing was clearly shown We started off into his childhood as he narrates his story Henry wanted to b a gangster ever since he was a kid and ran illegal errands for the gangster and earned their trust and soon became one of their crew The narration did not guide us through the story unlike Casablanca which we depended more on narration instead of the characters presence The narration in Goodfellas merely help us to understand the each character better Martin Scorcese used inventive camera works to enhance the visuals of this film Long shots and montages were used Long shots used for the scene at the bar where Henry introduced the audience to all his friends It was
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