Boogie Nights & Goodfellas: How Directors Create a Mood

In this video essay, Adam Tinius examines two scenes from two separate films: the helicopter scene in Goodfellas (1990) and the drug deal scene in Boogie Nights (1997), exploring how Martin Scorsese and Paul Thomas Anderson use similar elements in different ways in order to establish the desired mood.


Mood & Tone

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Crime & Gangster

Martin Scorsese