For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world.
When I talk about recreating the spirit of that world, the music is as important as the dialogue and the behavior. From 1947 on, music scored what was happening in the streets, the back rooms. And it affected, sometimes, the behavior of the people, because this music was playing in the streets. Jukeboxes were brought out during the summer. Windows were open, and you could hear what everybody else was listening to. It expresses the excitement of the time. Simply, it’s the way I saw life. The way I experienced life. - Martin Scorsese.
I remember she was screaming on the street, and I mean loud. But she looked good. She had these great eyes, just like Liz Taylor’s. At least that’s what I thought.
on the set of goodfellas
GoodFellas (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1990)
Jimmy was the kind of guy that rooted for bad guys in the movies.