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Goodfellas: Screenplay

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'As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster.'

Henry Hill grows up in the 1950s, in a Brooklyn neighbourhood where Italian-American gangsters walk tall in the streets, commanding the respect of their peers. Young Henry dreams that one day he too might be a professional 'wiseguy' - a 'goodfella'. His wishes come true with remarkable speed once he teams
Paperback, 137 pages
Published November 19th 1990 by Faber Faber
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Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I saw the film about 25 years ago and only just now read the script. The film was a bit confusing at times but the screenplay does what it can to make matters worse. While based on a real honest to goodness group of mini-mobsters who were real, the ones created for the tale telling were often worse. Of course, I've also read that many of the crimes done by the guys represented in this film weren't even mentioned.
Darin Strachan
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: screenplays
This is a great script for a great movie. My only complaint about this publication is that it is a direct transcription - with the stammerings of certain line performances written in - and not the shooting script. It is still the written form of one of the best movies ever made.
Jevron McCrory
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The best gangster movie of all time!
Frank Palardy
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-scripts
Entirely dialog.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
nice but a lot like casino. or casino is a lot like goodfellas :-)
Leighton Christie
Jan 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everybaody
When he was twelve Henery Hill wanted to become a gangster, or a wiseguy.He thought Being a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world.
Wiseguy is one of Nicholas Pileggi's really good bokes ithnk its a best seller, I would say its one of the most intense books ever written of life inside the deadly high-stakes world of what some people call the Mafia. Wiseguy is a story about Henry Hill's life starting at the age of twelve in the mafia. in
Jonathan Davison
It is a good story about the rise and fall of Henry Hill, who becomes a gangster.
The story concists of violence, robbery, drugs and being an informer for the police.
Jun 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Along with every installment of star wars,the Godfather, parts 1 + 2, and taxi driver, among the most over rated nonsense ever.
Apr 19, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Bought: April 19, 2013
Location: Booksale (Makati Cinema Square)
Price: P50
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Steven Tesolin
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An appalling masterpiece. Brutally unquestioned. This was an enjoyable read but ultimately one of those rare ones in which the film was better. Recommend this book.
Apr 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
thats a good ass movie lol i have like seen all the movies not reading them lol
Jun 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Part interview, part first-person narrative look inside the world of the mafia as told by one of its own. Interesting but not riveting.
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