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Interview With Author of 'Casino' and 'Goodfellas'

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 9th June 2005 1:53pm
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The extravagant rise and fall of Sin City's impeccably dressed mobsters was first created in the mind of a former ink-stained reporter.

The classic mob movie Casino was based on a book by the author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi. The 72-year-old writer's career is documented in one of the bonus features on the 10th anniversary Casino DVD, which will be released June 14.

Other bonus features include interviews with stars Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci - as well as segments on the surreal characters whose real-life exploits were the basis of the movie, most notably Frank (Lefty) Rosenthal, who was the basis for De Niro's character, Sam (Ace) Rothstein.



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