September 27, 2010
That Painting in "Goodfellas"
I cut out the whole page and saved it. I think it was from a 70's issue. I figured this was a fairly rare discovery, the source photograph for that weird painting in the movie. I can't immediately find the original photo online, so I think this might be the case. Here's the dialogue of the movie scene:
MOTHER: Have some more. You hardly touched anything. Did Tommy tell you about my painting? Look at this. (Pulls out an oil painting from alongside the refrigerator.)
JIMMY: It's beautiful.
TOMMY: I like this one. One dog goes one way and the other goes the other.
MOTHER: One's going east, the other’s going west. So what?
TOMMY: And this guy's saying, "Whaddya want from me?" The guy's got a nice head of white hair. Beautiful. The dog it looks the same.
JIMMY: Looks like somebody we know.
TOMMY: Without the beard! Oh no, it's him! It's him. (A thumping noise is heard through the open window from the trunk of the car parked outside.)
TOMMY: What's that?