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Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Marty's Mom and Robert de Niro in 'Good Fellas'

  by Sam Juliano

        Martin Scorsese’s wildly popular mobster epic, Good Fellas took top honors for the two-and-a half month long 1990’s voting by a razor thin margin over the first runner-up, according to official voting tabulator Angelo A. D’Arminio Jr. unveiling the results from his Binghampton, New York home.  D’Arminio officially confirmed that Good Fellas scored 419 points in the weighted ballot tabulation, 14 more than Kieslowski’s Blue, which finished with 405.  Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line, (with 312), Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter (with 305) and Kieslowski’s Red (with 302) rounded out the top five.  Kieslowski, one of cinema’s greatest artists, led the field of directors by placing three films in the Top 25, with The Double Life of Veronique finishing at No. 14.  A total of 16 American films placed in the Top 25 with one Canadian entry and one from the U.K.  Seven foreign-language films were named.  The 90’s poll attracted over 40 voters, and the final numbers were extraordinarily close.  The final tabulation is as follows:

1    GOODFELLAS (SCORSESE)    419
2    BLUE (KIESLOWSKI)    405
3    THE THIN RED LINE (TERRENCE MALICK)    312
4    THE SWEET HEREAFTER (EGOYAN)    305
5    RED (KIESLOWSKI)    302
6    PULP FICTION  (TARANTINO)    261
7    SCHINDLER’S LIST (SPIELBERG)    260
8    FARGO (COENS)    258
9    DEAD MAN (JARMUSCH)    257
10   THE REMAINS OF THE DAY (IVORY)    231
11    UNFORGIVEN (EASTWOOD)    229
12    MAGNOLIA (ANDERSON)    223
13    THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (DEMME)    220
14    THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (KIESLOWSKI)    219
15    THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (DARABONT)    206
16    EYES WIDE SHUT (KUBRICK)    204
17    SATANTANGO (TARR; HUNGARY)    183
18    JFK (STONE)    176
19    A TASTE OF CHERRY (KIAROSTAMI)    170
20    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (WISE/TRUSDALE)    170
21    HEAT (MANN)    166
22    THE PIANO (CAMPION)    158
23    GATTACA (NICCOL)    144
24    BOOGIE NIGHTS (ANDERSON)    140
25    L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (HANSON)    140

Juliette Binoche in Kieslowski’s ‘Blue’ which finished at #2

Screen capture from Terrence Malick's 'The Thin Red Line' which finished at #3

Ian Holm and Sarah Polley in Atom Egoyan's 'The Sweet Hereafter' which placed at #4

Irene Jacob in Kieslowski's 'Red' which finished at #5

 

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