6-10: For these questions, choose the best word or expression to fill the spaces in the passage.
Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (1990) is a long, violent and enthralling interweaving of biography, social observation and black comedy. It is a story based on the real life of Henry Hill, who grew to manhood in the Mafia and eventually (6)---- his former associates, sending them to prison for the rest of their lives. The film is considered to be successful by critics and audiences (7)---- its superb cast, which includes some of the best of New York’s character actors: Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco as Hill’s wife, Robert De Niro in his sixth collaboration with director Scorsese, and Joe Pesci, who gives a remarkably realistic performance as a menacing gangster (8)---- the rise. As Henry Hill, the actor Ray Liotta gives a complex portrayal of an Irish-Italian kid who succeeds in his youthful ambition (9)---- popularity as a wealthy gangster, only to have his position slowly eroded until it almost destroys him. Martin Scorsese sustains the fast tempo of the tale to an exciting, artful climax, (10)----some questioned whether Goodfellas glamorised or made criminals appear too sympathetic.