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Only Scorsese could make such unsympathetic characters such as Liotta, Pesci and Co. so damned fascinating. The camera-work, art direction and editing are razor sharp, capturing the cold-blooded underworld in its glory days during the 50's and 60's, as well as the downward spiral many of it's members took in the narcissistic 70's and 80's. Pesci offers the stand-out performance, as the at times strangely charming, mostly viscous killer. The best scene in the film (after Liotta has laughed and told him he's a "really funny guy", to which Pesci angrily demands Liotta to tell him "How am I funny?!!"), will possibly go down in history as the most quotable scene from a Scorsese picture, since De Niro uttered the phrase "You talkin' to me?" in Scorsese's violent classic Taxi Driver.