The Guardian’s Alex Godfrey recently blogged his fascinating research into the origins of the painting by Tommy DeVito’s mother in Scorcese’s Goodfellas.
You remember the scene.
The painting used in the movie was created by Goodfellas co-writer Nicholas Pileggi’s mother based on a 1978 photograph in National Geographic magazine of ‘river nomad’ and former banker John Weaving and his dogs Brocky and Twiggy on the Shannon.
Did you know this? We did not know this.
It’s a fascinating story, well told.
READ ON: Whaddya want from me? (mrgodfrey)
(H/T: Cohen Hand)