No one can make a brutal mob-related murder look as beautiful and poignant as Marty Scorsese. Part of the reason why he's so good at what he does is because of his fantastic musical choices -- and in 1990, Scorsese decided to take the piano interlude at the end of Layla (performed by Derek and The Dominos) and use it for a brilliant montage that pans and scans its way through several wiseguy murder scenes, ultimately winding up at the point where Tommy (Joe Pesci) thinks he's about to become a "made" man ... and, well, we all know what happened next.

Not all montages are the same, and I always love when filmmakers play around with the technique -- either by slowing down the pace, by adding in a voiceover or by taking us through a series of scenes we wouldn't necessarily expect (or want) to see -- and, here, Scorsese does it all in what is perhaps one of his most memorable career-defining moments. The crane shot into the meat truck alone is worthy of a round of applause. C'mon, when this song comes on the radio, tell me you don't crank up the piano part and think about watching Goodfellas.

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