Frames of Preference: Goodfellas

GoodfellasOne of my favorite aspects of Martin Scorsese’s films is how he juxtaposes family and crime. In one scene from Goodfellas, we see Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, and Ray Liotta stuffing a corpse into the back of a car. In another, they’re all sitting together at dinner, laughing at an anecdote with their families. These brief moments of peace make the violence and tragedy of his films all the more poignant, and it shows how intimate he is willing to get with the character’s lives through cinematography and framing.

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