Ray Liotta Gave Cinema Its Greatest Voiceover Performance Ever In Goodfellas
One of the first things a screenwriter learns is that voiceovers are evil.
They are a crutch for lazy storytellers who lack the ability to relate their tale in a visual manner.
For the most part, this is true.
If you need your protagonist to dump a load of exposition and character motivation on your audience, you have failed abjectly as a storyteller.
But sometimes, particularly when you’re writing about a secretive subculture like the mob, you’re presented with a thicket of detail and background that must be explained verbally by a person steeped in its arcane traditions.
And you will never encounter a…The post Ray Liotta Gave Cinema Its Greatest Voiceover Performance Ever in Goodfellas appeared first on /Film.
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