Translating Italian-Americanness on Screen: The Case of Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas
Are you a Scorsese fan or are you new to his films?
Then this event is for you! Fulvio Orsitto, director of Villa Le Balze, will speak with us about the pivotal role that Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” (1990) plays in the mafia film genre, paving the way for a new kind of gangster film.
We will explore Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” examining the film’s realistic treatment of the mob, while simultaneously focusing on the director’s propensity for expressive stylization. Scorsese’s skillful blend of realistic elements and stylized storytelling is crucial to craft such an unusual portrait of the mob, whose uniqueness is strengthened by the director’s unprecedented attention to gangsters at the ground level, illustrating the transition from old to new values.
This free event will be hosted on Zoom. Registration is required.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be indicated in your registration. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.
All events in the series are in support of Villa Le Balze. Giving to the Villa Le Balze legacy will make a lasting impact on the lives of students, faculty, alumni, and many others who use the Villa as a space for transformative educational and scholarly activities.