Goodfellas: Context

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  • Goodfellas - Context
    • Produced in the late 80s
    • Reflection of late 80s consumerism
    • Reagan era
    • Myth of the American Dream
    • Based on won experiences
      • Scorsese had creative control
      • Verisimilitude
    • Equilibrium - rise and fall
    • Batts death at the start breaks the equilibrium
    • Henry betrays Jimmy - "Never rat on your friends
    • Themes - family and loyalty
    • Corruption and deception
    • At the end Henry misses the gansgter lifestyle
    • MOB=family
    • Prison is represented as not being much of a punishment


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