Exercise: Scene from Goodfellas

What does the scene tell you about the main character?

The scene really emphasises how important a person the main character is – he is someone everyone  else acknowledges and to who they defer. He is a person of some power and considerable standing within the community he is living in.


How does it do this? List the clues:

  • His poise, stance and confidence
  • The car he drives
  • the secret entrance to the club/queue jumping/special treatment
  • greetings from other characters
  • table and drinks brought out for him
  • sitting in the best position

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