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  •  It's like Goodfellas. (4+ / 0-)
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    At the end of the movie. Paulie leaves Henry no other option than to go to the cops. Paulie should have given Henry all the money he could to get him the best defense.
       But no he gave him $3,000 and told him to get lost, and by God don't tell nobody nothing.
       Then Paulie winds up on trial and in jail.

       Goodfellas always leaves me thinking two things:
       First, if organized crime were run by women it would be more organized and less criminal.
       Second, people like Paulie were very self-destructive,  short sighted, and ill advised. And it all seems to be qualities inherited in the system, occupational hazards. Paulie was not unique.
       Which makes it ironic. As a mob boss like Paulie you start from the ground up building your empire bit by bit, man by man, territory by territory, amassing huge stores of Italian grocery items, menus, and killing machines of men.
       And it's all built on the idea of building a well oiled machine that is smooth running, built to last. We're so powerful because we've got each others backs. And there's something at the end of this.
       But when the shit hits the fan you see the pettiness, the pride, the ego, the stupidity, and the dysfuntion in the whole business.
       Then you marvel at the ability of those same men to be able to earn, or steal a dime.


    "Too much. There's too much fucking perspective now." David St. Hubbins

    by nellgwen on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:07:05 PM PST

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