History YMMV / Goodfellas

23rd Jun '16 9:30:56 AM StFan
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** For some (most notably, Creator/RogerEbert [[AtTheMovies and]] GeneSiskel), the loss for Best Director was particularly galling. Kevin Costner was already listed as a co-producer for ''Dances With Wolves'' (the heavy frontrunner for Best Picture), so it seemed redundant for the Academy to honor him again as a Director over Marty, especially given how much the latter's direction was specifically praised and analyzed. To make matters worse, ''Wolves'' was Costner's film debut, and many already thought Scorsese was due for recognition after losing out for ''Film/RagingBull'' against Robert Redford and ''Ordinary People'' (coincidently enough, Redford had beaten Marty for a directorial debut, also).

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** For some (most notably, Creator/RogerEbert [[AtTheMovies and]] GeneSiskel), Creator/GeneSiskel), the loss for Best Director was particularly galling. Kevin Costner was already listed as a co-producer for ''Dances With Wolves'' (the heavy frontrunner for Best Picture), so it seemed redundant for the Academy to honor him again as a Director over Marty, especially given how much the latter's direction was specifically praised and analyzed. To make matters worse, ''Wolves'' was Costner's film debut, and many already thought Scorsese was due for recognition after losing out for ''Film/RagingBull'' against Robert Redford and ''Ordinary People'' (coincidently enough, Redford had beaten Marty for a directorial debut, also).
3rd Jun '16 5:11:36 PM maxwellsilver
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* WhatAnIdiot: [[spoiler: Jimmy wants to put a hit on Henry at the end because he is worried Henry'll squeal to the cops. It's the realization that he has a hit on him that makes Henry squeal in the first place.]]
** Note that despite the WhatAnIdiot aspect, this really happened on several occasions.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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[[spoiler: Jimmy wants to put a hit on Henry at the end because he is worried Henry'll squeal to the cops. It's the realization that he has a hit on him that makes Henry squeal in the first place.]]
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]] Note that despite the WhatAnIdiot aspect, this really happened on several occasions.



-->“So, what does she do after she hangs up with me? After everything I had told her? After all her yeah, yeah, yeah, bullshit? She picks up the phone and calls from the house. Now, if anybody was listening, they'd know everything. They'd know that a package was leaving from my house and they'd even have the time and the flight number. Thanks to her.”

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-->“So, --->So, what does she do after she hangs up with me? After everything I had told her? After all her yeah, yeah, yeah, bullshit? She picks up the phone and calls from the house. Now, if anybody was listening, they'd know everything. They'd know that a package was leaving from my house and they'd even have the time and the flight number. Thanks to her.
1st Jun '16 11:56:46 PM spoonofevil
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** Tommy killing Billy Batts, despite him of all people knowing that Batts was a Made Man and therefore under official protection. [[spoiler:This eventually leads to Tommy's death as revenge.]]
1st Jun '16 11:53:23 PM spoonofevil
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* HarsherInHindsight: During the parts focusing on Henry's childhood, it's easy to think that Henry was destined to be a troublemaker when he was young. However, in real life, Henry suffered from a number of learning disabilities that had remained undiagnosed at the time. Since his teachers had no concept of conditions such as Dyslexia in the 1970s, they just assumed Henry wasn't interested in school and labelled him a failure. In fact, Henry himself stated that he never learned the alphabet until he was 20. Henry's inability to fit in at school was one of the primary factors leading him into joining the mob.
24th Mar '16 8:23:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** For some (most notably, Creator/RogerEbert [[AtTheMovies and]] GeneSiskel), the loss for Best Director was particularly galling. Kevin Costner was already listed as a co-producer for ''Dances With Wolves'' (the heavy frontrunner for Best Picture), so it seemed redundant for the Academy to honor him again as a Director over Marty, especially given how much the latter's direction was specifically praised and analyzed. To make matters worse, ''Wolves'' was Costner's film debut, and many already thought Scorsese was due for recognition after losing out for ''RagingBull'' against Robert Redford and ''Ordinary People'' (coincidently enough, Redford had beaten Marty for a directorial debut, also).

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** For some (most notably, Creator/RogerEbert [[AtTheMovies and]] GeneSiskel), the loss for Best Director was particularly galling. Kevin Costner was already listed as a co-producer for ''Dances With Wolves'' (the heavy frontrunner for Best Picture), so it seemed redundant for the Academy to honor him again as a Director over Marty, especially given how much the latter's direction was specifically praised and analyzed. To make matters worse, ''Wolves'' was Costner's film debut, and many already thought Scorsese was due for recognition after losing out for ''RagingBull'' ''Film/RagingBull'' against Robert Redford and ''Ordinary People'' (coincidently enough, Redford had beaten Marty for a directorial debut, also).
8th Feb '16 5:49:57 AM Freshmeat
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* AwardSnub: ''Goodfellas'', Scorsese, and Bracco lost to ''DancesWithWolves'', Creator/KevinCostner, and Whoopi Goldberg for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. In hindsight, ''Goodfellas'' is considered Scorsese's MagnumOpus. On the other hand, Joe Pesci not only got a fully deserved Oscar for Best Supporting, he didn't even expect to win and gave one of the shortest and most modest speeches in Academy history ("It's my privilege. Thank you.")

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* AwardSnub: ''Goodfellas'', Scorsese, and Bracco lost to ''DancesWithWolves'', Creator/KevinCostner, and Whoopi Goldberg for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. In hindsight, ''Goodfellas'' is considered Scorsese's MagnumOpus.best. On the other hand, Joe Pesci not only got a fully deserved Oscar for Best Supporting, he didn't even expect to win and gave one of the shortest and most modest speeches in Academy history ("It's my privilege. Thank you.")



* MagnumOpus: Regularly in the running (along with ''TaxiDriver'' and ''RagingBull'') as Marty's best film, and has an advantage among audiences in that, as compared to the other two being dark character studies, Goodfellas is the most entertaining and rewatchable of the three.
2nd Jan '16 11:05:09 PM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: This wouldn't be the last time Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli were involved in a [[TheSopranos highly acclaimed gangster story]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: This wouldn't be the last time Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli were involved in a [[TheSopranos [[Series/TheSopranos highly acclaimed gangster story]].
1st Jan '16 5:36:43 AM GaryKing95
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** Go to the comment section on any YouTube video with Frank Vincent in it and there's a good chance it'll be filled with 'shinebox' jokes.
14th Nov '15 11:12:28 PM nombretomado
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** For some (most notably, RogerEbert [[AtTheMovies and]] GeneSiskel), the loss for Best Director was particularly galling. Kevin Costner was already listed as a co-producer for ''Dances With Wolves'' (the heavy frontrunner for Best Picture), so it seemed redundant for the Academy to honor him again as a Director over Marty, especially given how much the latter's direction was specifically praised and analyzed. To make matters worse, ''Wolves'' was Costner's film debut, and many already thought Scorsese was due for recognition after losing out for ''RagingBull'' against Robert Redford and ''Ordinary People'' (coincidently enough, Redford had beaten Marty for a directorial debut, also).

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** For some (most notably, RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert [[AtTheMovies and]] GeneSiskel), the loss for Best Director was particularly galling. Kevin Costner was already listed as a co-producer for ''Dances With Wolves'' (the heavy frontrunner for Best Picture), so it seemed redundant for the Academy to honor him again as a Director over Marty, especially given how much the latter's direction was specifically praised and analyzed. To make matters worse, ''Wolves'' was Costner's film debut, and many already thought Scorsese was due for recognition after losing out for ''RagingBull'' against Robert Redford and ''Ordinary People'' (coincidently enough, Redford had beaten Marty for a directorial debut, also).
8th Oct '15 11:17:34 PM JulianLapostat
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* MisaimedFandom: Just like with most Gangster Movies, there are those who share Henry Hill's warped views of the perks of being a Gangster.

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* MisaimedFandom: Just like with most Gangster Movies, there are those who share Henry Hill's warped views of the perks of being a Gangster.Gangster, namely that it's better "to be a gangster [[BeingGoodSucks than a schnook]]" who waits in line.
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