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 Post subject: Martin Scorsese
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MARTIN SCORSESE
(1942 - ), American


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"Scorsese’s work evidences a remarkable thematic consistency. [...] Scorsese is fascinated by the story of the hero in revolt against a stifling culture whose norms he or she has internalized to a dangerous extent."
- Encyclopedia of Film

"Scorsese, arguably the most cinematically eloquent American director of modern times, is best characterised as an expressionist and cinephile...His exhilaratingly long, complex camera movements, his often staccato editing, and his carefully controlled use of colour, props, decor and music are all designed not only to take us inside the minds of his often paranoid, volatile or disturbed protagonists, but to pay tribute, in passing, to movies he loves."
-The Director's Vision

"Scorsese is an enthusiast. It comes through in the way he talks (hardly stopping to draw breath) and in the way he makes his movies - passionately, with one wary eye on the past...In purely filmic terms, Scorsese's real talent lies in his capacity to mould dialogue, movement and sound into one fluid, cinematic whole [...]."
-The Movie Companion


Filmography
1963 What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?
1964 It's Not Just You, Murray!
1967 The Big Shave [Short]
1967 Who's That Knocking at My Door
1970 Street Scenes
1972 Boxcar Bertha
1973 Mean Streets
1974 Italianamerican
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
1976 Taxi Driver
1977 New York, New York
1978 The Last Waltz
1978 American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince
1980 Raging Bull
1983 The King of Comedy
1985 After Hours
1986 The Color of Money
1987 Bad (music video with Michael Jackson)
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ
1989 New York Stories (segment Life's Lessons)
1990 Goodfellas
1991 Cape Fear
1993 The Age of Innocence
1995 Casino
1997 Kundun
1999 Bringing Out the Dead
2002 Gangs of New York
2004 The Aviator
2005 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
2006 The Departed
2007 The Key to Reserva (short)
2008 Shine a Light
2010 Shutter Island
2011 Hugo
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street

Recommended First Watch: Taxi Driver


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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Seeing the Departed first tier and Shutter Island second is what I'm talking about :cool:

Anyways, I've been looking into some of his next projects and found this fact about his next movie:

http://mashable.com/2010/04/14/martin-scorsese-3d/

I don't know too much about the film itself other than Jude Law has a role in it.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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I didn't know Bringing Out the Dead was acclaimed enough to be second tier, I'm pretty sure Color of Money and Kundun are more acclaimed than that one, so they should be bolded too.

Actually this is a good example of why we need three tiers instead of two.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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Those are considered his very worst movies. BotD is a pretty respected return to his collaborations with Paul Schrader.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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Dreww wrote:
Those are considered his very worst movies. BotD is a pretty respected return to his collaborations with Paul Schrader.


Color of Money and Kundun are considered his worst movies? I thought they had pretty decent critical reception. I thought New York New York was critically lambasted too, that's more worthy of a bold?

I thought Color of Money was pretty decent, though an underwhelming follow up to The Hustler, and I didn't dig Kundun at all and it's probably my least favorite film of his that I've seen. Still, I thought these were well recieved.

I always thought New York New York and Boxcar Bertha were considered his absolute worst films. :confused:


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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drew the right with the boldings


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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boo boo wrote:
I always thought New York New York and Boxcar Bertha were considered his absolute worst films. :confused:


New York, New York I'm pretty sure was a major contribution to the end of Hollywood New Wave, when it just got too engrained in excess. I haven't seen it yet, but I think even though it was both a critical and commercial flop upon its release, it's gained more respect in Scorsese's filmography along the way.

But I think you're right with Boxcar Bertha being considered his worst film. The only positive response I've ever heard from that film was from Leone.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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boo boo wrote:
I didn't know Bringing Out the Dead was acclaimed enough to be second tier, I'm pretty sure Color of Money and Kundun are more acclaimed than that one, so they should be bolded too.

Actually this is a good example of why we need three tiers instead of two.


we do have three tiers.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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OH. Fuck me.

Well, when you italicize the red bolded names, it's really fucking hard to notice. Why not just make it another color?


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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I admit that Brining Out the Dead is a borderline bold, but I think it deserves it. Its reputation among Scorsese fans seems to have grown quite a bit since its release partly because its a return to what Scorsese always did best (modern New York City) and also just being a pretty rich film in and of itself. On the other hand Color of Money is considered a big failed sellout both by his fans and by the man himself, and Kundun pretty facile on every level. At this point Cape Fear is the only nonbold one I would even consider bolding, but I think that's really pushing it. I think I've been pretty generous to his filmography here--probably the most accurate bold/red I've done.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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I would bold The Big Shave. It contains Marty's central theme -- a man seemingly compelled to harm himself -- and is a bigger indication of his talent and humanity beneath his cinephilia than anything he did until Mean Streets.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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Good point.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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He's not that old yet, but how sad is the day gonna be when Scorsese dies? It'll be like the film world's 9/11. This guy is like a second grandpa to me, to everybody really.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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When Martin Scorsese dies they should just set every studio on fire to give him a proper Viking funeral. I am going to sob uncontrollably. I hope his continued exuberance and joie de vivre will keep him going as long as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Martin Scorsese
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boo boo wrote:
Actually this is a good example of why we need three tiers instead of two.


There is three tiers: red bold, black bold, and non-bold.

But yeah, I don't think Brining Out The Dead should be bolded at all, neither should Shutter Island. I think we're being too generous.


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