Based on the confessions of mobster Henry Hill, Goodfellas brings the epic style of The Godfather to the suburbs of New York. Scorsese was still suffering from the controversy surrounding Last Temptation of Christ when Goodfellas was released. It may have even seemed foolhardy at the time to follow up with this obscenity littered film, but for Scorsese it was really about going back to his roots, and doing what he does best - namely astutely observed films about gangsters. It clearly paid off as