Questions tagged [goodfellas]

Martin Scorsese's seminal gangster movie, starring Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
252 views

What is the meaning of the ending of Goodfellas? [duplicate]

At the the end of Goodfellas Henry looks into the camera and "gets shot" by Joe Pesci. Why does he look to into the camera and "gets shot" by Joe Pesci? I understand how meaningful the name of the ...
1
vote
2answers
708 views

Why was Karen Hill watching The Jazz Singer in Goodfellas?

When the feds came with a search warrant to comb over the Hill residence in Goodfellas (and get the wheels greased), Karen allows them in a blasé manner, and resigns herself to watch TV with her ...
6
votes
1answer
304 views

Did Henry Hill get set up when he got pinched for cigarettes?

I was watching Goodfellas for the 8 billionth time the other night and started thinking about the scene where Henry got pinched selling cigarettes. Paul had all the cops on the take, and the cops ...
15
votes
2answers
5k views

Why is Tommy shooting at the fourth wall?

At the end of Goodfellas, Then, an image of Tommy appears, facing the camera and shooting at it several times. What is the meaning of this scene?
0
votes
1answer
435 views

Blue makeup at the hostess party

In the scene where Karen attends a hostess party for the first time, one of the women applies some kind of makeup to another woman's face that looks like blue frosting. What was that blue stuff used ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

What happens with Tommy's gun in the Goodfellas?

In The Goodfellas, Tommy beats Billy Batts badly and then shoots him in the mouth. At this moment, the gun behaves weirdly: it fires, Tommy drops it and it explodes in pieces. The camera focuses ...
-4
votes
1answer
855 views

Why is almost everyone who is not Italian a Jew?

Watching movies made by Martin Scorsese, Casino and Goodfellas I can't help but notice that almost everyone of any significance that is not an Italian is a Jew or Jewish. I mean even degrading ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Does Henry Hill kill anybody in Goodfellas?

I rewatched Goodfellas recently and afterwards I tried to think of anybody Henry Hill had killed, but I came up blank. Does Henry Hill kill anyone in the movie, either on screen, or implied?
3
votes
1answer
136 views

How did the phone ring when receiver was being held by Morrie?

In the movie Goodfellas 1990 we see a scene where James (Rober Di Niro) holds Morris's neck by a telephone cable asking him to return his money. Few moments after this starts, the phone rings. How ...
8
votes
2answers
849 views

About the “whacking” scenes in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas

This whole sequence in Goodfellas baffled me. Why was DeNiro's character Jimmy allowed to betray and slaughter every member of his crew, including one of their wives (which I thought was taboo) ...
12
votes
2answers
24k views

What's about the shirt collars in Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995)?

I recently watched Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995). The director of both movies is Martin Scorsese. But I noticed something quite interesting. The shirt collars of the gangsters in both movies are ...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

Why don't Jimmy and Henry get punished for their involvement with murdering Billy Batts?

In Goodfellas the MOB killed Tommy due to his act of murdering a "made man" - Billy Batts. But if they figured out that Tommy did the killing, wouldn't they also have known that Jimmy and Henry were ...
15
votes
4answers
4k views

Why was Tommy allowed to be a psychopath?

Tommy (played by Joe Pesci) is one of the most interesting characters to me in this film. His story arc starts with him being slightly off balance funny guy and a real tough guy then moves quickly ...
20
votes
5answers
59k views

Did Karen almost die in Goodfellas?

Let's go over exactly what happens in this scene again: Karen brings something to Jimmy and Jimmy asks how Henry's doing. He gives kind of a flippant response to her answer, then looks down and is ...