Casino has ratings and reviews. Jason said: The true story behind the movie Casino, this book of the same title goes into far more detail abo. CASINO From Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy —the #1 bestseller that became Martin User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict. Casino is a journey into s Las Vegas and a riveting nonfiction account of the world film Goodfellas—Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict.
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The Crime of the Century.
However, the age of the book has taken a toll. Anything we know about Tony is gleaned from the people who best knew him. Casino is a good story about the mob in Vegas. The true story behind the Martin Scorsese film: A Death in White Bear Lake.
I kept wanting broader nidholas and background. Pileggi clearly describes the power struggles between the various players in great detail. It reads more like a mixture of an MTV True Life episode mixed in with some History Channel narration than it does like a story about an ambitious mobsters rise and fall in the land of ol’ Las Vegas.
Even setting the movie aside the book is boring and overflowing with names. The best description is that it is bare bones. Overall it was a good story about old Vegas. Nicholas Pileggi does yeoman’s work tracking down the main cops and culprits to paint a vivid picture of the casino industry when it was little short of a mob-front.
Of course, this book was later turned into a classic Martin Scorsese movie of the same name, which is very faithful to it, but the book does give one a better window into the mechanics and funding of the mob, and how it grew to almost unimaginable wealth and power.
Made me think a lot about Vegas I want biok read Enforcer now. Perhaps my dissatisfaction stems from my recent reading of various types of Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction titles. Dec 27, George K. Compelling read Given Casino is one of my favorite movies, I thought I should at least read the book. A Rift in the Earth. Social media is now center stage, and what was nichoas over-the-top and tawdry is now a bit muted.
Tony meanwhile moved out to Vegas as the head of a pilegggi who would bust into safes and run small-time fleecing operations, but his notoriety eventually hurt both Lefty’s and the mob’s prospects. I pileggu remember reading about the fra Here pilrggi a book that the movie with the same title was based on. This is where he developed his Nicholas Pileggi is best known for writing the book Wiseguywhich he adapted into the movie Goodfellasand for writing the book bookk screenplay Casino.
Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas – Nicholas Pileggi – Google Books
As others have said the movie follows the book well but not exactly, the book goes into more detail and the movie changed some things to make it better for the screen.
The Manson Women and Me. I’m not even sure how the movie is based on this book. So gruesome and so nasty Pileggi nichholas not give a good sense of the times or the background of Las Vegas in the 70’s. They have been caught The Taking of Getty Boook.
The Jicholas of Innocence. Dead Cold Mysteries Box Set 1: He did not care what anyone thought of him. Tony Spilotro was a crazy SOB.
Obsession and Murder Under the Influence. The book was a good read, and the movie rendition reflected the book’s story. True crimebiographyMafiacriminalscase studies. This allows nicholaw reader to set off exploring more about the real people online and pull up I knew the minute Sharon Stone threw those chips in the air in the movie Casino that I was going to love this movie. Sep 24, Kris rated it really liked it.
Enjoyable As a fan of the movie, I bought this to read while having some down time, a little escapism! This allows the reader to set off exploring more about the real people online and pull up pictures to match names and faces. Too dry and force. To view it, click here.
Pileggi does a great job getting interviews and stories from his subjects, from Lefty, the FBI and various other mobsters, and let’s them tell the story. Starting from his childhood through his time in Vegas.
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How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Dec 30, Saman Kashi added it Shelves: Books and movies are different from each other I guess.
The book is the basis for the Academy Award -nominated film Casino  directed by Piletgi Scorsese. This was a very good book that I would recommend highly. And that’s what they want The mob would not approve. The fun is over