“GoodFellas” (1990): Mobsters Say It’s Like Watching a Home Movie

Martin Scorcese’s GoodFellas is in the Mt. Rushmore of mob movies, along with The Godfather, Casino, The Departed, and others. Based on real-life mobster Henry Hill, the film chronicles the implosion of a mob family in intimate detail. With career-defining performances by Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, alongside acting greats Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco, and Paul Sorvino, the movie is an American classic. GQ interviews over 60 members of the cast and crew for a look back on the film’s 20th anniversary.

Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas: A Complete Oral History

GQ.com, 9.20.10

“Taxi Driver” (1976)

Taxi Driver began shooting in New York City in the sweltering summer of 1975 with the lowlifes running wild as the city teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. Robert De Niro’s iconic Travis Bickle, a deeply unstable cab driver, often alone in his “metal coffin,” seethes against the open depravity: “Someday a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets.” Called the first modern horror film, Taxi Driver used a $1.5M budget to create an American classic, grossing $28.8M domestically, and winning the Palme D’Or in Cannes. Hollywood Reporter brings together the now-legendary star power of Martin Scorcese, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Paul Schrader, and De Niro to discuss the fascinating origins and production of Taxi Driver.

‘Taxi Driver’ Oral History: De Niro, Scorsese, Foster, Schrader Spill All on 40th Anniversary

TheHollywoodReporter.com, 4.7.16