I really did like the movie. It was quite interesting. I did like the part where Henry was first asked what he did for a living and he said he worked in construction because my family is all Italian on my papa’s side and they all have a whole lot of money and all seem to have the same name but the men say they work for cement places but they never look disheveled one bit haha. I am wondering though if the actor who played Henry had something on his teeth because it was really bothering me. O also the use of the pictures in the movie made it that much better because it reminded the viewer that this was a true story even if you can tell that when they beat up some of the people that it is fake. Other than that it was a great movie. Much better than Helter Skelter. O lastly I really liked how he explained the name of the movie and what it meant to them. Why it is called Goodfellow.
Okay after reading these two articles are people so obsessed by Mansion himself or by what he did? I now get why people can be fascinated by that after reading the second article. I also now feel twice a bad for the young girls who Mansion brainwashed into killing people and doing all his biding cause the ones that lived to be old women had to live with the memory of everything they did and could not forget nor get past any of it. I still don’t know if the people who love to read all the articles and find everything that he did cool and not the least bit psychotic, if they are just fascinated by him or if they have crossed over that line. But I can say that he had to be smart to be able to get that large of a group to follow what he wanted and that is impressive.
This movie was way to long and lost my interest very easily. I also got very mad at the amount of mistakes that the police kept making that would have made this case a lot easier to solve if they did what they should have in the first place. The girls who were part of the “Mansion Family” were so brain washed it was scary. It reminded me of so many colts and groups that people follow and hear about today. I also felt bad for that on lady who had to sit and listen to the one girl tell about all the killing in the jail. It was so creepy and all the woman wanted to do was turn her in but she didn’t know how to without getting in trouble. I still can’t get over the girls who think how perfect he was and how he couldn’t do anything wrong and how he was “god and the devil”. I did find it interesting though how they tied in the reference to the Beatles. That was an interesting was to say someone told you to do it. I’ve never been told a musical group told me to do anything.
The second part was a lot slower than the first I thought. I was a long car chase is how I think to describe it. But when they were actually talking about what really happened in the house I found myself thinking that I was reading a fictional story because no one wants to think that this could happen to anyone even if they didn’t even know them. Ok Perry seems to be really angry and really in need of help. When they were getting picked up by the guy when they were hitchhiking and Dick was all happy go luck talking and laughing with the guy Perry was so set on when will he get to kill the man. It was a really scary glimpse into his mind. That is one of the reasons why it did not surprise me that Perry killed all four of the Clutters and Dick only picked up the shells. That’s one of the reasons why Dick is so angry that he gets the death penalty as well.
This book is an interesting book don’t get me wrong but it is a really hard book to get into. I find the different use of perspectives a nice way to change up the style of writing but I think there is way to much narration and detail. I get why the detail is needed in the beginning but even on page 100 there is still a lot of detail and it is hard to keep engaged in the story. I felt really bad when the little girl was the one who found Nancy dead. That was a really horrible thing to have to read and the way they described how they found the bodies was rather disturbing.
I did find one quote that I really liked just because it made no sense but it sounds like it should. “If one bird carried every grain of sand, grain by grain, across the ocean, by the time he got them all on the other side, that would only be the beginning of eternity” (69).
But I did like the perspective of Perry and Dick because you can tell by the way they talk to each other and the way they act that there is some kind of history and it is an interesting thing to try and figure out before you are told.
The comic was an interesting change to what we are used to reading but it was also a hard thing to read. I found that it really resembled many tv crime shows and it might be because it is based on a true crime and most of the crime shows also have true crime aspects in them also. The comic was interesting in the way that they had a story in the story. I really did like reading it and would like more books like that but easier to read :). The show it really reminded me of was bones. If you have not seen that show it is a good one to get into.
What is true crime? According to Google True Crime is a 1996 film directed by Pat Verducci and starring Alicia Silverstone and Kevin Dillon. I just thought that was interesting how that was the first thing that came up when I Goggled it. This shows that our world now is so interested in crime we cant actually say what is true and what is not because they are mostly films and books that we get our crime stories from. If you ask people of all ages today where they get there definition of crime or even everything they know about crime it will be from tv and not from the news. So what I think TRUE CRIME actually is depends on how you perceive what is going on. Everyone depicts what is true differently. I am very trusting so what I depict as being true will be different than people who need the hard facts to say that this crime actually happened.
Psychopaths freak me out to no end. The fact that you have no idea who they are and they could be your best friend. That is a scary thought. Ok I’m glad I got that out :). Baby Face Nelson seems like a very confused man due to the fact that he does not even have one name he goes by many different names. Lester Joseph Gillis is his real name. George Nelson is his pseudonym name which he robbed banks and murdered. He was better known as Baby Face Nelson because of his youthful appearance and how small he was or people called him “Jimmy”. His partner in crime was John Dillinger who helped him escape from prison. Again I don’t like psychopaths so Nelson is a cute boy for me to talk about but he was not a good person for people to encounter.