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“Goodfellas” tops greatest movies list
LONDON (Reuters) – Mobsters in the 1990 film “Goodfellas” have beaten a fear of heights in “Vertigo” and the great white shark of “Jaws” to help the Martin Scorsese film clench the mantle of greatest movie of all time in a survey of UK film experts.
Goodfellas, which featured Ray Liotta, Robert de Niro and an Oscar winning supporting role from Joe Pesci, topped the list of 100 movies in a survey of film critics by Total Film.
“Goodfellas has everything, in terms of its technical brilliance, its huge influence on modern film-making and its spikiness and rewatchability,” Total Film features editor Jamie Graham told Reuters.
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 classic “Vertigo” took second place, while third went to Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic “Jaws,” the tale of a coastal town terrorised by a great white shark.
Goodfellas, which was based on the story of real-life mobster Henry Hill, also beat Citizen Kane, the 1941 Orson Welles film that tops many critics lists but which finished in sixth position in the Total Film poll.
The 10 ten films in the list included two made in the last decade, the 1999 film “Fight Club,” starring Brad Pitt, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson.
Fight Club took fourth position ahead of other classics such as “Tokyo Story” and “Taxi Driver.”
“By no means were we trying to be perverse, but we were setting out to make a list that was a bit more modern,” Graham said.