Wiseguy book review. Differences between Goodfellas Book vs Movie Page 1 2019-07-18

Wiseguy book review Rating: 4,7/10 183 reviews

Casino by Nicholas Pileggi

wiseguy book review

Paul Vario was a large man, standing six feet tall and weighing over 240 pounds, and appeared even larger than he was. The movie was a million times better. Scorsese made it into a movie that follows it exactly. Henry Hill was all eyes. My favorite dinners were hamburgers with fries, meatloaf, spaghetti, and sloppy joes. Based on evidence given while going into the witness protection program, this is a gritty view of what it is actually like to be a 'Wise Guy' or Mafia thug. After a large score and with several key players getting a bit twitchy, the bodies quickly pile up.

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Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese

wiseguy book review

This was a very good book that I would recommend highly. Of course at that point the book grabbed my total interest and I finished it in a few hours. Like most people who read this book, I saw the m Hands down, this is the best book ever written about the mafia. This book has a lot of details and history that was interesting to read. But when I read this book, I came across to know about Mafia the real Mafia that it's totally different from what I read in those fictions. I think this could have been a very jarring book had I not seen the movie Goodfellas so many times I practically have it memorized.

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Wiseguy Book Trailer

wiseguy book review

The biographical account of low-level mafia man Henry Hill was the inspiration for the classic movie Goodfellas. In comparison, I liked the Wiseguy book a bit better. . To this day public employees are fingerprinted. To this day public employees are fingerprinted. Once for robbery, another for fraud and the most important one, ten years in the slammer for murder. He used to be a m I waited for this book for a long time.

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Wiseguy Book Trailer

wiseguy book review

I also feel that fictional accounts of the mafia work because they make the characters more dimensional. How could these fascist jailers be so sadistic as to deny us this most simple of pleasures? The narrative lacks a strong and balanced storyline to highlight the good material. The book Wiseguy is a fantastic biography written by Nicholas Pileggi about one of the most secret and dangerous mobsters in all of New York, Mr. I was running errands for the Vario wives and playing with their kids. Some of the greatest actors I ever knew were people from my old neighborhood, the guys who could keep you absolutely riveted when they told you a story— their story. Today its all Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffet.

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wiseguy

wiseguy book review

Not sure why I like it so much more. Of course, you can always use Pesci, DeNiro and Stone as the faces and still be ok. It just needs to be re-purposed and moved into a different genre. He knew, literally, where the bodies were buried. This is not to suggest that '' ak Nicholas Pileggi's non fiction book, '', is the basis for the film, GoodFellas, directed by Martin Scorsese 1990.

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Nonfiction Book Review: Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family by Nicholas Pileggi, Author Simon & Schuster $17.45 (256p) ISBN 978

wiseguy book review

Henry Hill fell in love with the Mafia way of life as a kid, and he stuck to it until the bitter end - or rather, until he had two choices. Treasury agents were looking for the crates of automatic weapons and Claymore mines he had had stolen from a Connecticut armory. Nicholas Pileggi's non fiction book, '', is the basis for the film, GoodFellas, directed by Martin Scorsese 1990. Second, she hoped that the after-school job might get her feisty young son out of the house long enough to keep him from bickering incessantly with his sisters. It displays an interesting outlook,Mob movies books characters have fascinated the world for so long and its the belief that their is another world more exhilarating and exciting fast paced and the common person is just looking to escape the real world into a book or another life. Vario controlled almost all of the illegal gambling, loan-sharking, labor rackets, and extortion games in the area. It is this disregard for other people that makes this such a chilling book.

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Wiseguy: The 25th Anniversary Edition

wiseguy book review

I want to gulp down the entire 12 oz can without breathing, crush that shit in my hand and immediately start drinking another one. It's crazy thinking how the Mafia was operating there. Through his stories Henry paints a vivid, compelling vision of the reality of organized crime. To view it, Liked the story. Vario had been in and out of jail all his life.

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Wiseguy (TV Series 1987

wiseguy book review

I kept wanting broader descriptions and background. Interesting tidbit I didn't learn until recently: Pileggi's wife, who is a Hollywood director, received so many calls from the real life Henry Hill, who Pileggi collaborated with to write the book, that she used Hill as inspiration for her 1990 movie My Blue Heaven which pre-dates Goodfellas. Starting from his childhood through his time in Vegas. Wie nimmt man effizient ab? First things first, GoodFellas is my favorite movie. The lives of others are trivial and unimportant. The one played by Ray Liotta.

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