‘as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.‘ – Henry Hill, Goodfellas
Is it a boy thing to like gangster movies? Are you really gonna be that shallow? Seeing people go from poor to rich, weak to powerful, and back again, is always, exciting whether you’re a boy or a girl, and teaches you life lessons none of the teachers in your school would teach you. How do you get to a point in your life, where you’re satisfied? Wealthy?
Studying hard maybe? Getting a good job? Not making trouble, obeying the law and whatever? This will take you a long time, it’s boring, and it probably wouldn’t get you where you wanted to be. On the other hand you have these gangsters, that would not precisely follow the law, and be mad rich in only a couple of years. Primarily, a real gangster, would look at you and say ‘hey, I don’t work from 7 to 2 everyday, and I still have a better car than you, a hotter girlfriend and I actually treat her like shit.’ Yet I’m not saying be cold-blooded killers without any concept of wrong or right. But… enjoy the movie as you can and try to learn the good thing about it, and leave the mob business for professionals.
I also have a thing for everything Italian, the country itself, the language, the food, that New York accent, the hand gestures. The way a mobster would dress, act, look, do his hair, suits, jewellery, etc.
‘When you love someone, you’ve gotta trust them. There’s no other way. You’ve got to give them the key to everything that’s yours. Otherwise, what’s the point? And for a while, I believed, that’s the kind of love I had.‘ – Ace Rothstein, Casino
Mobsters, gangsters, whatever you wanna call them, have a shitload of personality. While they’re not the most kindest, they show respect, they have manners, friendship is important, those moralities must be in every true gangster. They’re basically full of charisma. While being a gangster is great,you have, power, money, and respect. There is a lot of disadvantages in being a gangster, you’d probably end up dead either off an overdose, getting shot 17 times, suicide, or being in a Witness Protection Program, which is worse than dying. Stay in school, don’t do drugs!