I've just finished reading a book, "The Winter of Frankie Machine" by Don Winslow, an excellent story of a retired San Diego mob hitman, called in to do one last favour. I am also aware that the film of this novel is "in production" with a release set for 2010, with Robert de Niro in the title role and directed by Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral=good, Miami Vice=not so good) and believe that if the film stays faithful to the book, it could eclipse Goodfellas as the best gangster film of modern times. I would be interested to hear the views of any arrser's who've read the book and also their opinions of both De Niro and Mann as actor and director. Also what's your top 3 gangster films? Mine are; 1-Goodfellas 2-State of Grace 3-The long Good Friday. Cheers.