History Film / GoodFellas

22nd Oct '17 1:32:40 AM bombadil211
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* GuildedCage: Wiseguys live a privileged existence even in prison, using their money and influence to get themselves housed separately from other prisoners and having more or less free run of the place without interference from the guards. They even continue to eat gourmet food while inside, maintaining an extravagantly luxurious pantry packed with steaks, lobsters, and the like.
19th Oct '17 2:37:07 PM VisitorAlex
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** Jimmy Conway was based on James Burke, while Tommy [=DeVito=] was based on Thomas [=DeSimone=]. The disturbing part comes when you realize that these people were even '''more''' AxCrazy than their film counterparts.

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** Jimmy Conway was based on James Burke, while Tommy [=DeVito=] was based on Thomas [=DeSimone=]. The disturbing part comes when you realize that these people people, Burke and [=DeSimone=], were even '''more''' AxCrazy than their film counterparts.
19th Oct '17 2:35:26 PM VisitorAlex
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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: All the gangsters were based on RealLife gangsters:
** Henry Hill was based on the gangster of the same name.
** Paul Cicero was based on Paul Vario.
** Jimmy Conway was based on James Burke, while Tommy [=DeVito=] was based on Thomas [=DeSimone=]. The disturbing part comes when you realize that these people were even '''more''' AxCrazy than their film counterparts.
18th Oct '17 1:21:10 AM VisitorAlex
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* AntiVillain:
** Henry is more sympathetic than Tommy and Jimmy and provides ALighterShadeOfBlack. His moral fiber is not that flexible when compared to the rest of his partners. It's established early on, during his teenage years, when he [[PetTheDog helps to bandage the arm of a man who had been shot]] and is berated for wasting good aprons.
** Paul Cicero has his standards, as well.



* AssholeVictim: Henry narrates that murder is just commonplace among mobsters and that some conditions should be met before a guy is considered expendable. The death of generic mobsters is not a big deal. [[spoiler: Tommy]] and Billy Batts qualify from an out-universe point of view. In-universe, not so much.
* AxCrazy:
** Tommy, which was basically TruthInTelevision.
** Jimmy, as well, in a more downplayed or by-proxy way.
* BadassInANiceSuit: The three main characters; Henry, Jimmy and Tommy. A semi-expository scene has Henry suiting up, which is warily received by his mother: "You look like a gangster!"

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* AssholeVictim: Henry narrates that murder is just commonplace among mobsters and that some conditions should be met before a guy is considered expendable. The death of generic mobsters is not a big deal. [[spoiler: Tommy]] and Billy Batts qualify from an out-universe point of view. In-universe, not so much.
* AxCrazy:
** Tommy, which was basically TruthInTelevision.
** Jimmy, as well, in a more downplayed or by-proxy way.
* BadassInANiceSuit: The three main characters; Henry, Jimmy and Tommy.characters. A semi-expository scene has Henry suiting up, which is warily received by his mother: "You look like a gangster!"
18th Oct '17 1:19:02 AM VisitorAlex
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* BigBadDuumvirate[=/=]{{Big Bad Friend}}s: [[ProperlyParanoid Jimmy]] and [[HairTriggerTemper Tommy]] are personally responsible for much of the conflict here.
* BiggerBad: Paul Cicero. The Lucchese Family in the original book.

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* BigBadDuumvirate[=/=]{{Big Bad Friend}}s: [[ProperlyParanoid Jimmy]] BigBadDuumvirate: [[EvilGenius Jimmy Conway]] and [[HairTriggerTemper Tommy]] [[AxCrazy Tommy De Vito]] are both personally responsible for much of the conflict here.
* BiggerBad: Paul Cicero. The Lucchese Family in the original book.
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* TheDon: Paul Cicero is the top-ranking mafioso of the movie, so powerful that he's a Don in all but name, with hundreds of people depending on him. Despite the perspective and scope, technically he's just a captain for the Lucchese family.

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* TheDon: Paul Cicero is the top-ranking mafioso of the movie, so powerful that he's a Don in all but name, with hundreds of people depending on him. Despite the perspective and scope, technically he's just a captain the capo for the Lucchese family.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Paul Cicero. The Lucchese Family in the original book.
14th Sep '17 9:49:00 AM MrTerrorist
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* ArtisticLicense: Henry claims Paul's Prison sauce has garlic sliced so thin with a razor, that they melt when heated. In RealLife, the garlic would not melt when heated and will just be cooked.
10th Sep '17 12:31:47 PM WillBGood
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** A particularly notable examples is Music/{{Donovan}}'s dreamy-sounding "Atlantis" underscoring the brutal death of Billy Batts.

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** A particularly notable examples example is Music/{{Donovan}}'s dreamy-sounding "Atlantis" underscoring the brutal death of Billy Batts.
3rd Sep '17 4:36:04 AM WillBGood
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** A particularly notable examples is Music/{{Donovan}}'s dreamy-sounding "Atlantis" underscoring the brutal death of Billy Batts.
29th Jul '17 1:48:21 PM Aurelian
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* SuspiciousSpending: Days after the $6 million Lufthansa heist, members of Jimmy's crew, who are all being watched by the FBI, show up with Cadillacs and mink coats. It convinces Jimmy that they're a liability and he starts killing them.
28th Jul '17 5:00:55 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* AsHimself: Attorney Ed [=McDonald=] plays himself when Karen and Henry look to the witness protection program; he handled the Hill's case in real life. The Hills' dialogue was taken verbatim from the transcript of their conversation while [=McDonald=] ad-libbed his dialogue.

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* AsHimself: Attorney Ed [=McDonald=] plays himself when Karen and Henry look to the witness protection program; he handled the Hill's Hills' case in real life. The Hills' dialogue was taken verbatim from the transcript of their conversation while [=McDonald=] ad-libbed his dialogue.
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