Hi, just a short thread to share an epiphany I've just had.
I've seen Goodfellas around 10 times, the last time was 6 months ago. The time before that was about 10 years ago.
When I watched it 6 months back for the for the 1st time in so many years, my opinion was;
"Damn I forgot just how good this is!" This must be my favorite Gangster movie of all time???
(For the record, I loved the God Father movies too)
So tonight, I put on Casino (only seen this one around 6 times) and was completely hooked in as always from the opening scene, and feel the narration,
the cast and the directing is mustard. I LOVE this film..
So..... This thread is about these 2 films ONLY, and my epiphany was;
Casino isn't quite on par to The Goodfellas, because the Goodfells was there 1st and got the 1st impact in on this modern day gangster genre.
However! What if Casino was released 1st??? before Goodfellas? How would I/you feel about the 2 films then?
My epiphany is as follows;
I think Casino would be everyone's favourite as it was made 1st.
And when Goodfellas got released after Casino, it will always be amazing, but just not quite as good as Casino - Because this way, Casino would have
had the novelty factor of a hard gangster movie in the 90's sown up.
Bottom line, Goodfellas rocks cos they got in there 1st. (and it's amazing)
I just believe Casino would have been the daddy if that had got in there and released 1st instead...
My personal scores would be;
Not a lot in it, just wanted to throw my theory out there.
Please discuss, I would love to have my mind changed or opened if need be, I'm just curious to what others think!
ps I already know maybe 2 or 3 will reply at most, but if you are lovers of these films, they will be good replies i'm sure.
edit on 23/5/13 by OpenEars123 because: (no reason given)
edit on 23/5/13 by OpenEars123 because: I can see bed, but it
looks really really far away.......