How The Irishman Builds On Goodfellas

In The Irishman, Martin Scorsese builds on and deconstructs elements of Goodfellas to bring more meaning to the film than it would have on its own. This video essay breaks down filmmaking techniques in The Irishman and Goodfellas showing how long takes, freeze frames, and editing give the story meaning not just within its own context but in the context of Scorsese’s broader work.


Directing


Scene Analysis


Crime/Drama


Gangster & Mob


Martin Scorsese


The Irishman