Martin Scorsese on the set of Goodfellas, released on this day in 1990.
This scene originally was to be played as a very serious scene, however the actors kept cracking up with Benicio del Toro (as Fred Fenster) flubbing his lines. It eventualy became a constant laugh fest amongst the actors (leading Director Bryan Singer’s constant anger with the scene). But after reviewing the dailies, Singer realized that it actually played better into the character’s profiles.
Just because someone stumbles, loses their way….doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.
Love. Where does it come from? Who lit this flame in us? No war can put it out, conquer it. I was a prisoner. You set me free.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn’t screw to save its species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all the French beaches I’d never see. I wanted to breathe smoke.