Fantastic look back at the making of one of my favorite movies ever. Here’s just one tidbit from postproduction supervisor Mark Graziano, regarding the spectacular opening shot/scene:
I remember that shot because I’m a Scorsese fan and I love that
shot in Goodfellas where he goes into the Copa. And here’s
Paul basically … he never said so, but the way I read it was he’s
trying to one-up that Goodfellas tracking shot. And he did.
The whole movie owed a creative debt to Goodfellas to my eyes. Goodfellas created a mold for this sort of sprawling, years-long period-piece ensemble saga. The flow, the pace — the genius use of pop music to establish the era.
★ Wednesday, 10 December 2014