The first time I watched "The Irishman" I couldn't really take my eyes off of the CGI on Robert De Niro's face. It wasn't that is was bad, it was just distracting. Knowing that I've seen "Goodfellas" and "Casino" more times then I'd like to admit. I knew I'd be watching this film many more times. This second time around I was more vested in the sets and looking at all the period details. Production Designer Bob Shaw and Set Decorator Regina Graves have created a picture perfect period design for this film.
I had to look up one of the locations because I thought that the house that was used for the exterior of Sheeran's house was the same house used as Karen's neighbor in "Goodfellas" but I was wrong...haha. One of the things that sticks out to me in De Niros' performance is the way that he walks, his posture, he's so submerged.
I choose to watch The Irishman because I was prepping for my interview with Production Designer Bob Shaw. Bob describes how they built the diner where Frank Sheeran shoots Crazy Joe Gallo. .... Listen to the interview HERE!