Movies have a way of elevating even the most dastardly subject. Martin Scorsese
's film Goodfellas
, based on the life of gangster turned federal informant Henry Hill
, doesn't try to turn Hill into an anti-hero, but the liveliness and energy of the film almost ensured that some people would see it the wrong way regardless. That's not Scorsese's fault; it's just the way movies work.
And so, when Hill died last ...