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GoodFellas (Movie Review)

Hollywood Reporter
United States
September 2, 2004
Martin Scorsese Collection (After Hours/Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore/Goodfell...
Martin Scorsese Collection (After Hours/Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore/Goodfellas/Mean Streets/Who's That Knocking At My Door?)
Glenn Abel reviews Goodfellas, one of five films by Martin Scorsese included in a DVD box set, the Martin Scorsese Collection.

The DVD includes a commentary track by the film's editor, Thelma Schoonmaker. Abel writes about Schoonmaker's description of the scene in Goodfellas which is set to Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire":

Nowhere is Scorsese's love of popular music more apparent than in the paranoia-drenched scenes in which Liotta's character tries to run mob errands, cook dinner and hoover cocaine while a DEA chopper flies overhead. Scorsese "has a deep sense of how music should go," Schoonmaker says. "Sometimes it's a shocking choice, but it works like crazy."

The sequence opens with Harry Nilsson's frantic "Jump Into the Fire" and never lets up. Each shot was designed to work with specific bars of music, Schoonmaker says. "We just jumped around and experimented and violated every rule there is."

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