Good Fellas and Wise Guys

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I was glad to finally have an excuse to watch this movie; my dad’s been telling me to watch it for years and I always kept the DVD in my room and just never got around to it. When I started watching, I was mostly just excited to see most of the Sopranos characters in it, it felt like every two seconds a new Soprano character showed up and I’m pretty sure I squealed every time. Anyway, organized crime like this is my favourite to watch and read about. They’re so classy compared to the robbers and rapists and murderers we’ve learned about previously. There’s such a large group of them and they’re almost untouchable due to payoffs and I guess just organization. I always do find it ironic how they seem so classy and think of themselves this way, but they always end up muling and slinging drugs and cheating on their wives and their whole lives just end up ending terribly (most of the time – cough, the Godfather). I am intrigued by the impact of family – both each individual’s family and their entire Family. I suppose that’s usually just the Italian and the Catholicism, but even Karen was the same way. I loved watching Henry’s character grow and learn and go from everything to nothing. The end was a nice touch, how he described that he didn’t regret the crime and he actually missed it compared to the boring life he had in witness protection.

Here are some gifs. I tried to make the one of Jimmie kicking Billy but it was too fuzzy and I couldn’t fix it no matter what video I used
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One thought on “Good Fellas and Wise Guys

  1. Jim Groom

    First off, these GIFs are awesome.
    As for the Italian_American mob, it’s all about family and honor. Do it for the family! But what’s fascinating to me is that seems to be the opposite of how italians in italy view the mob, for them it is corrupt machine with nothing redeeming about it. We have somehow been able to romanticize the image so that we do think of it as honorable and classy—but in the end is it really?

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