People are forever asking themselves: "How did GoodFellas become the best-selling of all time?" Well, it turns out that this is a question that is more complex than one might think. It's a very good question indeed.
So how did GoodFellas go from being a small independent movie to having one of the biggest box office grosses of all time? How did this small indie movie grow into the biggest blockbuster of all time? And just how did the producers of GoodFellas pull off such a feat?
In this case, it all started with an idea. A very good idea. What was it? The movie, of course.
One of the things that helped make GoodFellas so huge was that it was an original idea. The movie was not based on a pre-existing TV show or a similar book, but rather it was based on a popular novel written by author Don Delillo. Even though the characters in the book were changed in the movie (some to a degree that is impossible for most people to figure out) the movie was still a classic.
The plot was based on the fact that Dale Carnegie, an author who has won the Pulitzer Prize, sold several books that contained the same ideas that Delillo is famous for writing about. A book entitled "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie, which was a popular book, became a movie of the same name that became a major hit.
Now, that's where things get interesting. Because the movie is based on the idea that Delillo wrote "How to Win Friends and Influence People", it's easy to see how the movie could be used as a launching pad for a book about the same idea. In other words, the movie helped to make the book much more famous.
And that's where the film started making money. At first it was a few hundred thousand dollars each and every time that a new copy of the book was sold. But eventually the book became so popular that the movie was able to generate enough money to sell more copies of the book.
In other words, the movie was not simply the "star", but also the main instrument in bringing the book's success. That's why this is one of the best-selling movies of all time.