• How Was the Copa Long Take in 'Goodfellas' Shot? Let the Steadicam Op Explain

    26 days ago - By No Film School

    How do you capture one of the most iconic scenes ever?
    Goodfellas is one of the best mafia movies ever made. I love it so much because the whole movie has an energy to it. The camerawork is enthralling, steeping us in the underworld of organized crime...making us feel like we're right there filling The Bamboo Lounge with lifesaving laughter as Tommy "closes" his tab.
    But if we're going to talk about Goodfellas and camerawork, obviously we have to completely explore the Steadicam long take leading Henry and Karen into the Copacabana. It's an iconic scene that not only tells us so much about...
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