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Unformatted text preview: car and walk around to the back of it because they hear noises coming from the trunk, the red taillights illuminate their faces in a deep, blood-like red tint, foreshadowing a plot of death and violence. Sure enough, the next thing shown is man drenched in blood in the trunk, struggling for his life. As two of the gangsters step out of the red light from the taillights for mere second as one stabs the victim and the other shoots him, their faces are depicted in normal coloring for the first time, and this is quite the way for the viewers to see the characters for the first time—in the act of murder. After they step back into the red light and the main character narrates, “as far back as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be a gangster,” the title GOODFELLAS is shown in a highly saturated red color, in contrast to the opening credits that are shown in white....
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course TEL 207 taught by Professor Susankelly during the Spring '09 term at Indiana.
- Spring '09