How Scorsese Used Music to Turn 'Goodfellas' into a Cocaine-Fueled Nightmare
There are a number of directors whose soundtracks are indelibly linked to the visuals we see on screen: Coppola, Hughes, Tarantino … and of course Scorsese.
From Scorsese’s early days making movies such as ‘Mean Streets’ to his more well-defined style in ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ Marty always manages to use music to propel his stories along.
By the time Scorsese made his mobster classic ‘Goodfellas,’ his ability to work with music in his films’ edits was absolute perfection.
In this video essay by Beyond the Frame, we get an in-depth look at how Scorsese doesn’t just add music separate from his films’ visuals, but finds a way to seamlessly combine the two together.