If you have any interest in the film Goodfellas or are maybe even a Movie Buff that is hungry for more pub facts about the God Father. Then a surfing buddy of mine, Mr Simon George, has just finished work on 2 documentaries that will be shown as part of Channel 4’s ‘Mob Week’ this week in the UK.
‘The Real Goodfella‘ is on Monday 24th April @ 11.05pm, Channel 4
‘The Real Goodfella‘ is an unflinching portrait of Henry Hill, the real life inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas’. Henry spent 25 years of his life in the Mafia and the last 25 years running for his life after betraying his Mafia friends.
‘The Godfather and the Mob‘, is on Tuesday 25th April @ 11.05pm, Channel 4
‘The Godfather and the Mob‘ is the untold story of the real life Mafia’s involvement in the making of Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’. After initially opposing the film and launching a campaign of violence and intimidation against Paramount Pictures, the Mafia embraced the film and even demanded starring roles.
I had the pleasure to grab coffee with Simon in the week and he provided a classic quote.
‘Yeah, the last 6 months have been really intense. Its really not as Rock n Roll as its sounds hanging out in bars all night in deepest Nebraska with Mafiosos’
Of course not Simon. Course not.