Steven Spielberg said Goodfellas is his favorite picture of Martin Scorsese.
Scorsese’s popular 1990 crime drama follows Henry (later Ray Liotta), a member of the Irish-Italian mafia, and his two unstable friends Jimmy (Robert de Niro) and Tommy (Joe Pesci) as they go from petty crimes to violent murder pass over
“I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen this epic cinematic masterpiece,” Spielberg wrote of the director Goodfellas in a new essay for diversity.
That Jaw The director argued that there were “no backing acts” in the film, claiming that De Niro, Pesci and Liotta were “one of the greatest acting ensembles in cinema history.”
“Sitting 2 hours and 26 minutes is no longer a guilty pleasure,” Spielberg continued, “but rather a master class for any aspiring filmmaker who wants to see a stunning balancing act of multiple storylines, timelines, shocking violence and violent humor. ”
Spielberg praised the film for its “intoxicating energy, expressed not only through its masterful editing,” but also through “having the highest needledrop score since.” American graffiti‘ and ‘best spoken fiction since’ double compensation.
“Everyone has a favorite Scorsese picture,” he admitted. “And that’s right for me.”
The 80-year-old Scorsese has directed at least 89 films over the course of his decades-long career, but only The departed (2006) earned him an Oscar for Best Director.
More recently, negative comments from the acclaimed director in 2019 reignited an ongoing debate over the legitimacy of superhero films as art.
In conversation with The Independent, Stephen Graham defended Scorsese’s “right” to criticize Marvel films by saying, “He’s Marty. Marty can say whatever he wants.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/steven-spielberg-martin-scorsese-goodfellas-b2249582.html Steven Spielberg names “exhilarating” Goodfellas as his favorite Martin Scorsese masterpiece