“As far back as I remember I always wanted to be a gangster” this iconic line is from my favorite mob drama Goodfellas which indeed forced me to explore more of the genre during the Covid times. By the name, you would have got the idea why I have referred to covid as my fellas that’s what I am going to talk about in this blog post.
It began with Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Trilogy which had Al Pacino as the main character and it is still considered one of the best mob dramas of all time. Started slowly by boring me while I was connecting to the characters and storyline of it. In the end, I had a really good experience of watching a lengthy movie, which I didn’t have before.
Later I moved to shows starting with The Sopranos by David Chase in which I got impressed by the character writing and amazing storyline. Tony soprano the main character took therapy sessions from his physiatrists and was the boss of a mob family in new jersey. The show also had many The Godfather references which I loved a lot as I was connecting with it in a better way.
Then again coming back to Goodfellas which was directed by Martin Scorsese the Goat. One of the characters in the movie was my favorite actor, Robert De. Niro. The story starts with Henry hill narrating how he wanted to become a gangster living in a gangster neighborhood already later he joined other mobsters and ran an empire in which he had a hell of exposure by getting into trouble with the cops and with his fellow mobsters.
The pair of Scorsese and Robert was so amazing and I got to watch so many movies of them working together.
This blog shows how it helped me in getting interested during covid.
By Harsh Pratap Singh