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- DescriptionAs far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster. Henry Hill grew up in the midst of New York City's criminal underworld, finally achieving the coveted status of wiseguy. But in 1980, he made the decision to exchange his kwledge for a new identity. GoodFellas, Hill's own account of crude hierarchies, casual murders, and collaboration with the Feds (as a member of the Witness Protection Program) was adapted for the screen by Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi--and is w seen as a contemporary classic. The film drew rave reviews everywhere upon its theatrical release in 1990, and was minated for Oscars in both the Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay categories. This book also offers an introduction by David Thompson, the ted film critic and co-editor of Scorsese on Scorsese.
- Author BiographyBorn in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets (1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007.
- Author(s)Martin Scorsese,Nicholas Pileggi
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication19/11/1990
- SubjectDrama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Content Note15 black and white illustrations
- Weight221 g
- Width133 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Introduction byDavid Thompson
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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