Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas, how the style of the film changes as time goes by and based on the mental state of the protagonist.
You'd never have a motorcycle policeman out on the Indian reservation.
Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures.
Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since.
The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem.
Visual representation of it is essential if we're to come to terms with what it is we've done.
I'm a good actor in that sense for directors because I always do what they say.
One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.
You can't change the system through violence.
In Goodfellas they have this one scene where the camera goes down some steps and walks through a kitchen into a restaurant and the critics were all over this as evidence of the genius of Scorsese and Scorsese is a genius.
Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because somehow he'd managed to get the pink cowboy hat.
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings.
The life of a repo man is always intense.
Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked.
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