Casino by Nicholas Pileggi | Audiobook |

The movie is based on Pileggi’s 1995 nonfiction book, Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas. Pileggi and Scorsese also co-wrote the Mafia movie Goodfellas , which premiered in 1990. Synopsis: In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein (Robert De Niro) gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci), his ex-hustler wife Ginger (Sharon Stone), her con-artist ex Lester Diamond (James Woods) and a handful of corrupt What's the Difference between Casino Royale the Book and Casino Royale the Movie? Released: 2001: Author: Fleming, Ian: Casino Royale: 38%: Released: 2006: Director: Campbell, Martin: Characters Add A Character . Add/Edit a Character . Enter the Characters Name: The Character has the same name in both the Book and the Movie: The Character only exists in the Book: The Character only exists The true story behind the movie "Casino", this book of the same title goes into far more detail about the rise and fall of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal. As you read it, you notice that the movie changed certain details - more than likely to translate better to film. The reality is far more brutal and fascinating than the movie however. Anyone who has any interest in the inner workings of casinos or Great Book This is a great book that goes into more detail than the movie Casino does. It also corrects a few mistakes the movie has at the end, and gives another view on who might have bombed the car Lefty. It was the first audio book I listened to in full. It was great. 2 people found this helpful The book's only weakness was that Pileggi seemed to go easy on a couple of the major characters. "Casino" became a 1995 movie of the same name. Pileggi also wrote "Wiseguy," basis for another excellent mob film ("Goodfellas") by Martin Scorsese. "Casino" doesn't quite match "Wiseguy," but it's a highly readable and informative book. Casino is a Martin Scorsese feature film based on mob operations at a Las Vegas casino.. Though a disclaimer insists the movie is fiction, the story reflects meticulous research by author Nicholas Pileggi for his true-crime book of the same name. If you have seen the movie Casino you need to read the book. There are so many details contained in the book that you wont find in the movie. From his start as a bookmaker to running several Las Vegas casinos. From his battles with the government to be able to run the casinos and the investigations into the mobs connections in the casino skims. Very compelling read. Read more. 14 people found In this book, the author covers the subject of mafia-controlled casinos in Las Vegas in the ‘70s and ‘80s. It’s a story about Frank Rosenthal and Anthony Spilotro, two mafia members operating a well-known casino through their illegal operations. The book came as an inspiration for Martin Scorsese’s movie Casino from 1995. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson CASINO From Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy —the #1 bestseller that became Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award–winning film GoodFellas—comes the brilliantly told true story of love, marriage, adultery, murder, and revenge, Mafia-style . . . the shattering inside account of how the mob finally lost its stranglehold over the neon money-making machine it created: the multibillion-dollar

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