By Tyler Ray Whedbee, Staff Writer
The not so Goodfellas have continued the precedent set by its previous masters (i.e. Godfather 1,2,3 Scar face etc.). Another one of Marty Scorsese’s unrecognized masterpieces is the classic portrayal of a young boy, Henry Hill, having a dream and watching it come true. “As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster." -- Henry Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1955. This tagline started my fascination with Mob life for me. As Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) and his lifetime friend, Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) work their way through the Mob Hierarchy, legs are cemented and friends are swimming with the fishes. Henry not an Italian, but who has more connections than most of them, starts off young delivering sandwiches to a few mid-level “wise-guys”. Eventually he finds that living the ordinary life just won’t do, so he decides to do something about it. Later in the movie after Henry is known in every burrow, neighborhood, street, and back alley in New York he gets greedy. Even after the family’s boss Luchesse tells Henry to stay out of the drug business the money draws him to it. The out come of the story is sad, but I guess that’s what you get for going against the family. This is yet another movie that has molded and shaped my mischievous youth and I thank all those that took part in the creation of it. There are others who have just as strong opinions as me, about the movie like this local Vaca High student “I like how the movie portrayed Henry Hill and the Mob life so well, it showed both the good and the bad sides of it”. The reality and fantasy of the New York Mob life draws all that are either mislead or want to be misled.