History of the American Mafia.

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  1. Doogs. BOLINGOLI....HALLELUJAH Gold Member

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    As some will know, I'm quite in to mafia stuff. Could probably be a historian on the subject to be honest :giggle1:

    Love the ingenuity of the early wise guys who revolutionised it from petty crime to a full blown business, forming the Commission and the 5 main families. Luciano, Frank Costello, Carlo Gambino et al. Anastasia and Murder Inc, right through to your Gottis and the Donnie Braco fiasco. Such a fascinating way of life back in the early days, living like kings with next to go reprimand as thry had every * in their pockets. Still try to keep up with whats happening these days but the guys out there living the life are nowhere near the original wise guys.

    Anybody else interested in the topic? Know decent documentaries or whatever? Probably seen them all but you never know :giggle1:
     
  2. StPauli1916 Gold Member Gold Member

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    I'll have think. I have seen loads of docs and read loads of books as well.

    As I said in the book thread I read the below over Christmas and it was a really good read.

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  3. Doogs. BOLINGOLI....HALLELUJAH Gold Member

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    Aye it's an interesting story, read about it many times. Looking forward to the movie.
     
  4. Mr Shelby I am the son and heir Gold Member

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    I'm sure there's a documentary series on Netflix..csnt remember the name of it but recall my da watching it.
     
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  6. Doogs. BOLINGOLI....HALLELUJAH Gold Member

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    Watched all the Mobsters series mate :56:

    Gallo was a cool guy, made the wrong move in trying to hit Colombo though :giggle1:
     
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    Martonaro grew up in the most normal surroundings ever but showed extreme talent a ruthlessness for what he did, I'm suprised black mass didnt explore his character more.

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    A bit leftfield but you'd love Punisher MAX, on the other side it shows how Frank Castle deals with Mobsters, Romanian slave Traffickers (BEST STORY EVER), Irish Mob and dissidents, all in glourious bloodshed and violence that definetly isnt for fans of that avengers * :84:

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    Cosa Nostra: A History of The Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie is a good book.
     
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    Yes I’m fascinated by mafioso history Doogs. Even their workings with the Irish mob etc. I tend to find people and sociology interesting. I’m interested in what makes people tick and group together. Different classes and movements through history who have intermingled to make money. The men at the very top are always put in place by criminality. Even right down to football firms I have an encyclopaedic knowledge that some would think anoraky.
     
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  10. Doogs. BOLINGOLI....HALLELUJAH Gold Member

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    Making of the Mob? Watched it when it just came out, class docudrama. The second season is about Capone and The Outfit.
     
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    Aye I love getting right into the minds of them, try and understand how they're so indoctrinated into that way of life.
     
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    That's the one mate aye. Looked pretty good
     
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    Some legendary Irish and Jewish Mobsters as well right enough. Jimmy Burke, Vincent Coll, Lansky, Dutch Schultz to name a few.

    Edit: How could I forget Arnold Rothstein. Absolutely fascinating guy
     
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    Really, really good mate.
     
  15. Doogs. BOLINGOLI....HALLELUJAH Gold Member

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    Watching Joe Valachi in front of the Senate Committee is a good watch as well. First Supergrass of La Cosa Nostra.
     
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    loads of docs on youtube, watched loads and read a couple of books,that life isn't as glamerous as it's depicted in the movies,you have a high chance of dying a violent death or dying in prison.
     
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    @Doogs.

    You should look up the real Henry Hill’s interviews with Howard Stern on YT.

    There’s one where Spider’s sister from real life comes on and starts abusing him and giving out about how her family were portrayed as rats in the movie and so on.

    It’s kind of chilling how nonchalant Hill is when talking about where bodies are etc.. literally doesn’t give a *.

    The book St.Pauli recommended is a belter as well.
     
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    5 family's was the best mob book i have ever read, very detailed history starting in the 20s or 30s right up to present day.
     
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    All about Lucky Luciano, what a guy. Easily the most interesting leader of the Mafia IMO
     
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    Henry Hill is nothing but a dirty low life grassing *. not much out there that's worse than a * grass.