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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese at Tribeca Film Festival in 2007.
Birth name Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese
Born November 17, 1942 (1942-11-17) (age 65)
New York, New York, U.S.
Years active 1959 - present
Spouse(s) Laraine Brennan (m. 1965)
Julia Cameron (m. 1975)
Isabella Rossellini (1979-1983)
Barbara De Fina (1985-1991)
Helen Morris (1999-present)

Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: [skɔɹˈsɛsi]; Ita: [lu'tʃaːno skoɾ'seːze]) (b. November 17, 1942) is an iconic Italian-American Academy Award-winning film director, writer and producer. Also affectionately known as "Marty", he is also the founder of the World Cinema Foundation and a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema and has won awards from the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America. Scorsese is president of the Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation and the prevention of the decaying of motion picture film stock. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 578 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2034 × 2108 pixel, file size: 3. ... 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Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption,[1] machismo, and the violence endemic in American society. Scorsese is widely considered to be one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of his era.[2] He earned an MFA in film directing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For other uses, see Salvation (disambiguation). ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Tisch School of the Arts (known more commonly as Tisch or TSOA) is one of the 15 schools that make up New York University (NYU). ...

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Childhood

Martin Scorsese was born in New York City. His father, Luciano Charles Scorsese (1900–1993), and mother, Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa; 1912–1997), both worked in New York's Garment District, his father as a clothes presser and his mother as a seamstress.[3] It was at this stage in his life that he developed his passion for cinema. Scorsese developed an admiration for neo-realist cinema. He recounted its influence in a documentary on Italian neorealism, and commented on how The Bicycle Thief inspired him and how this influenced his view or portrayal of his Sicilian heritage.[4] His initial desire to become a priest was forsaken for cinema - the seminary traded for NYU Film School, where he received his MFA in film directing in 1969. Catherine Scorsese (April 16, 1912 – January 6, 1997) was an Italian American actress, and also the mother of director Martin Scorsese. ... Née redirects here. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Italian neorealism is a film movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and working class, filmed in long takes on location, frequently using nonprofessional actors for secondary and sometimes primary roles. ... Ladri di biciclette (literally translated as Bicycle Thieves) is a 1948 Italian neorealist film known in its US English release as The Bicycle Thief. ... This article is about religious workers. ... For the Ecuadorian artist, see Manuel Rendón Seminario. ... Tisch School of the Arts (known more commonly as Tisch or TSOA) is one of the 15 schools that make up New York University (NYU). ...


Early career

A young Scorsese.

Although the Vietnam War had started at the time, Scorsese was able to avoid military service. He attended New York University's film school (B.A., English, 1963; M.F.A., film, 1966) making the short films What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963) and It's Not Just You, Murray! (1964). His most famous short of the period is the darkly comic The Big Shave (1967), which featured an unnamed man who shaves himself until profusely bleeding, ultimately slitting his own throat with his razor. The film is an indictment of America's involvement in Vietnam, suggested by its alternative title Viet '67.[5] Image File history File links Scors_2. ... Image File history File links Scors_2. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... Whats a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? is a 1963 short film that Martin Scorsese created while a student at New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts. ... Its Not Just You, Murray! (1964) is a short film directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Martin Scorseses six-minute short The Big Shave 1967 is also known as Viet 67. ...


Also in 1967, Scorsese made his first feature-length film, the black and white Who's That Knocking at My Door with fellow student, actor Harvey Keitel, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker both of whom were to become long-term collaborators. This film was a precursor to his later Mean Streets. Even in embryonic form, the "Scorsese style" was already evident: a feel for New York Italian American street-life, rapid editing, an eclectic rock soundtrack and a troubled male protagonist. Whos That Knocking at My Door (1967), originally entitled I Call First, is legendary director Martin Scorseses first feature film. ... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... Thelma Schoonmaker (born January 3, 1940) is an American Academy Award-winning film editor who has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over thirty-five years. ... For other uses, see Mean Streets (disambiguation). ...


1970s

From there he became a friend and acquaintance of the so-called "movie brats" of the 1970s: Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg. It was De Palma who introduced actor Robert De Niro to Scorsese, and the two figures became close friends, working together on many projects. During this period the director worked as one of the editors on the movie Woodstock and met actor-director John Cassavetes, who would also go on to become a close friend and mentor.[6] Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Brian De Palma (born Brian Russell DePalma on September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is a controversial American film director, best known for directing the Al Pacino classic Scarface, and the Academy Award-winning The Untouchables. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Woodstock (subtitled 3 Days of Peace & Music) is a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival in 1969. ... John Nicholas Cassavetes (December 9, 1929–February 3, 1989) was a Greek American actor, screenwriter, and director. ...


Mean Streets

Main article: Mean Streets
Mean Streets (1973), Scorsese's first film with Robert De Niro

In 1972 Scorsese made the Depression-era gangster film Boxcar Bertha for B-movie producer Roger Corman, who had also helped directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron and John Sayles launch their careers. While it is widely considered a minor work, Boxcar Bertha nonetheless taught Scorsese how to make films cheaply and quickly, preparing him for his first film with De Niro, Mean Streets. For other uses, see Mean Streets (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Mean1. ... Image File history File links Mean1. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Boxcar Bertha (1972), one of acclaimed director Martin Scorseses earliest films, is an extremely loose adaptation of Sister of the Road, the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman (Ben Reitman). ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Roger Corman Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926), sometimes nicknamed King of the Bs for his output of B-movies (though he himself rejects this appelation as inaccurate), is a prolific American producer and director of low-budget exploitation movies. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Photo of John Sayles by Robert Birnbaum John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an independent American film director and writer who frequently takes a small part in his own and other indie films. ... For other uses, see Mean Streets (disambiguation). ...


Championed by influential movie critic Pauline Kael, Mean Streets was a breakthrough for Scorsese, De Niro and Keitel. By now the signature Scorsese style was in place: macho posturing, bloody violence, Catholic guilt and redemption, gritty New York locale, rapid-fire editing, and a rock soundtrack. Although the film was innovative, its wired atmosphere, edgy documentary style and gritty street-level direction owed a debt to directors Cassavetes and early Jean-Luc Godard.[7] (Indeed the film was completed with much encouragement from Cassavetes, who felt Boxcar Bertha was undeserving of the young director’s prodigious talent.)[6] Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. ... Jean-Luc Godard (French IPA: ) (born 3 December 1930) is a French filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the Nouvelle Vague, or French New Wave. Born to Franco-Swiss parents in Paris, he was educated in Nyon, Switzerland, later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the...


In 1974 actress Ellen Burstyn chose Scorsese to direct her in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Although well regarded, the film remains an anomaly in the director’s early career, as it focuses on a central female character. THSI IS ME Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Alice is a 1974 film which tells the story of a widow who moves with her young son to Tucson, Arizona to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a diner. ...


Returning to Little Italy to explore his ethnic roots, Scorsese next came up with Italianamerican, a documentary featuring his parents, Charles and Catherine Scorsese. Italianamerican is a film made in ???? Catherine and Charles Scorsese featuring in a homemade documentary and acting as themselves, Martin Scorsese´s parents. ...


Taxi Driver

Main article: Taxi Driver
Black and white publicity still from Taxi Driver (1976); Martin Scorsese's cameo with Robert De Niro.

Two years later, in 1976, Scorsese sent shockwaves through the cinema world when he directed the iconic Taxi Driver, an unrelentingly grim and violent portrayal of one man's slow descent into insanity in a hellishly conceived Manhattan. This article is about the 1976 American film. ... Image File history File links Black and white publicity still of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976) This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organisation to promote their works in the media. ... Image File history File links Black and white publicity still of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976) This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organisation to promote their works in the media. ... This article is about the 1976 American film. ...


Scorsese's direction by now was highly accomplished, using jump cuts, expressionist lighting,[8] point of view shots and slow motion to reflect the protagonist's heightened psychological awareness. However Taxi Driver's immense power was due in part to Robert De Niro's intense lead performance. The film co-starred Jodie Foster in a highly controversial role as an underage prostitute, and Harvey Keitel as her pimp, "Sport" Matthew. On White II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. ... Slow motion is an effect resulting from running film through a movie camera at faster-than-normal speed. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Alicia Christian Foster (born November 19, 1962), better known as Jodie Foster, is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Taxi Driver also marked the start of a series of collaborations with writer Paul Schrader. The film bears strong thematic links to (and makes several allusions to) the work of French director Robert Bresson, most explicitly Pickpocket (in essence the "diary" of a loner/obsessive who finds redemption). Writer/director Schrader often returns to Bresson's work in films such as American Gigolo, Light Sleeper and Scorsese’s later Bringing Out the Dead.[9] Paul Joseph Schrader (born July 22, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American screenwriter and film director. ... Robert Bresson (French IPA: ) (September 25, 1901 – December 18, 1999) was a French film director known for his spiritual, ascetic style. ... Pickpocket is a 1959 film by the French director Robert Bresson. ... DVD cover American Gigolo is a 1980 film, written and directed by Paul Schrader, who based the film on French director Robert Bressons Pickpocket (1959). ... Light Sleeper is a 1992 film written and directed by Paul Schrader. ... Bringing Out the Dead is a film released in 1999. ...


Already controversial upon its release, Taxi Driver hit the headlines again five years later, when John Hinckley, Jr. made an assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan. He subsequently blamed his act on his obsession with Jodie Foster's Taxi Driver character (in the film, De Niro’s character, Travis Bickle, makes an assassination attempt on a senator).[10] John Warnock Hinckley, Jr. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Travis Bickle is a fictional character, the narrator and protagonist of Martin Scorseses 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which he is played by Robert De Niro. ...


Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes film festival,[11] also receiving four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, although all were unsuccessful. Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ...


Scorsese was subsequently offered the role of Charles Manson in the movie Helter Skelter and a part in Sam Fuller's war movie The Big Red One, but he turned both down. However he did accept the role of a gangster in exploitation movie Cannonball directed by Paul Bartel. In this period there were also several directorial projects that never got off the ground including Haunted Summer, about Mary Shelley and a film with Marlon Brando about the Indian massacre at Wounded Knee. Charles Milles Manson (b. ... Samuel Fuller Samuel Michael Fuller (August 12, 1911 - October 30, 1997) was an American film director. ... The Big Red One is a 1980 war film written and directed by Samuel Fuller. ... Cannonball was a 1976 movie starring David Carradine. ... Paul Bartel (August 6, 1938 – May 13, 2000) was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an American actor, writer and director well known for his 1982 hit black comedy Eating Raoul, which he wrote, starred in and directed. ... Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin) (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English romantic/gothic novelist and the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Wounded Knee is a census-designated place located in Shannon County, South Dakota. ...


New York, New York and The Last Waltz

The critical success of Taxi Driver encouraged Scorsese to move ahead with his first big-budget project: the highly stylized musical New York, New York. This tribute to Scorsese's home town and the classic Hollywood musical was a box-office and critical failure. For other uses, see New York, New York (disambiguation). ... The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ...


New York, New York was the director's third collaboration with Robert De Niro, co-starring with Liza Minnelli (a tribute and allusion to her father, legendary musical director Vincente Minnelli). The film is best remembered today for the title theme song, which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. Although possessing Scorsese's usual visual panache and stylistic bravura, many critics felt its enclosed studio-bound atmosphere left it leaden in comparison to his earlier work. Often overlooked, it remains one of the director’s early key studies in male paranoia and insecurity (and hence is in direct thematic lineage with Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, the later Raging Bull, and the director's most recent film, The Departed). Liza Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress and singer. ... Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was a famous Hollywood director and accomplished stage director, often considered by critics to be the father of the modern musical. ... Sinatra redirects here. ...


The disappointing reception New York, New York received drove Scorsese into depression. By this stage the director had also developed a serious cocaine addiction. However, he did find the creative drive to make the highly regarded The Last Waltz, documenting the final concert by The Band. It was held at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, and featured one of the most extensive lineups of prominent guest performers at a single concert, including Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. However, Scorsese's commitments to other projects delayed the release of the film until 1978. Another Scorsese-directed documentary entitled American Boy also appeared in 1978 focusing on Steve Prince, the cocky gun salesman who appeared in Taxi Driver. A period of wild partying followed, damaging the director’s already fragile health.
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1980s

Raging Bull

Main article: Raging Bull
Scorsese on the set of Raging Bull (1980).

By many accounts (Scorsese's included), Robert De Niro practically saved his life when he persuaded him to kick his cocaine addiction to make what many consider his greatest film, Raging Bull (1980). Convinced that he would never make another movie, he poured his energies into making this violent biopic of middleweight boxing champion Jake La Motta, calling it a Kamikaze method of film-making.[12] The film is widely viewed as a masterpiece and was voted the greatest film of the 1980s by Britain's Sight & Sound magazine.[13][14] It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Robert De Niro, and Scorsese's first for Best Director. De Niro won, as did Thelma Schoonmaker for editing, but best director went to Robert Redford for Ordinary People. This article is about the 1980 film. ... Image File history File links Scors_3. ... Image File history File links Scors_3. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Giacobbe La Motta (born July 10, 1921), better known as Jake LaMotta, aka The Bronx Bull, is a former boxer who was world middleweight champion and whose life was as controversial outside the ring as it was inside it. ... USS Bunker Hill was hit by Ogawa (see picture left) and another kamikaze near Kyūshū on May 11, 1945. ... Sight & Sound is a British monthly magazine about film. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Thelma Schoonmaker (born January 3, 1940) is an American Academy Award-winning film editor who has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over thirty-five years. ... Robert Redford (born Charles Robert Redford, Jr. ... This article is about the film. ...


Raging Bull, filmed in high contrast black and white, is where the director's style reached its zenith: Taxi Driver and New York, New York had used elements of expressionism to replicate psychological point of view, but here the style was taken to new extremes, employing extensive slow-motion, complex tracking shots, and extravagant distortion of perspective (for example, the size of boxing rings would change from fight to fight).[15] Thematically too, the concerns carried on from Mean Streets and Taxi Driver: insecure males, violence, guilt, and redemption. Black-and-white is a broad adjectival term used to describe a number of monochrome forms of visual arts. ... The Scream by Edvard Munch (1893) which inspired 20th century Expressionists Portrait of Eduard Kosmack by Egon Schiele Rehe im Walde by Franz Marc Elbe Bridge I by Rolf Nesch On White II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. ...


Although the screenplay for Raging Bull was credited to Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin (who earlier co-wrote Mean Streets), the finished script differed extensively from Schrader’s original draft. It was re-written several times by various writers including Jay Cocks (who went on to co-script later Scorsese films The Age of Innocence and Gangs of New York). The final draft was largely written by Scorsese and Robert De Niro.[16] Jay Cocks is a film critic and screenwriter. ...


The King of Comedy

Scorsese’s next project was his fifth collaboration with Robert De Niro, The King of Comedy (1983). An absurdist satire on the world of media and celebrity, it was an obvious departure from the more emotionally committed films he had become associated with. Visually too it was far less kinetic than the style the director had developed up until this point, often using a static camera and long takes.[17] The expressionism of his recent work here gave way to moments of almost total surrealism. However it was still an obvious Scorsese work, and apart from the New York locale, it bore many similarities to Taxi Driver, not least of which was its focus on an obsessed troubled loner who ironically achieves iconic status through a criminal act (murder and kidnapping, respectively).[18] The King of Comedy is a feature film made in 1981. ... Max Ernst. ...


The King of Comedy failed at the box office but has become increasingly well regarded by critics in the years since its release. It is arguable that its themes of vacuous show business and celebrity obsession are more pertinent today than when the film was originally released. German director Wim Wenders numbered it among his fifteen favourite films.[19] Ernst Wilhelm (Wim) Wenders (born August 14, 1945) is a German film director, playwright, photographer, and producer. ...


Next Scorsese made a brief cameo appearance in the movie Pavlova: A Woman for All Time, originally intended to be directed by one his heroes, Michael Powell. This led to a more significant role in Bertrand Tavernier's jazz movie Round Midnight. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Michael Latham Powell (September 30, 1905 – February 19, 1990) was a British film director, renowned for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger which produced a series of classic British films. ... Bertrand Tavernier (b. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Round Midnight is a 1986 film directed by Bertrand Tavernier that tells the story of a tenor saxophone player in Paris in the 1950s who is befriended by a poor Frenchman who idolizes the musician and tries to help him to get out of his life of alcohol abuse. ...


In 1983 Scorsese began work on a long-cherished personal project, The Last Temptation of Christ, based on the 1951 book written by Nikos Kazantzakis (who was introduced to the director by actress Barbara Hershey when they were both attending New York University in the late 1960s). The movie was slated to shoot under the Paramount Studios banner, but shortly before principal photography was to commence, Paramount pulled the plug on the project, citing pressure from religious groups. In this aborted 1983 version, Aidan Quinn was cast as Jesus, and Sting was cast as Pontius Pilate. (In the 1988 version, these roles were played by Willem Dafoe and David Bowie.) See also: 1950 in literature, other events of 1951, 1952 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης) (February 18, 1883, Heraklion, Crete, Greece - October 26, 1957, Freiburg, Germany), author of poems, novels, essays, plays, and travel books, was arguably the most important and most translated Greek writer and philosopher of the 20th century. ... Barbara Hershey is an American actress, known for her many film roles. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... The Paramount Pictures logo used from 1988 to 1989. ... Aidan Quinn (born March 8, 1959 Rockford, Illinois, USA) is an Irish-American actor. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... This article is about the musician. ... Pilate redirects here. ... William Dafoe, Jr. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ...


After Hours

Main article: After Hours (film)
Scorsese on the set of After Hours (1985).

After the collapse of this project Scorsese again saw his career at a critical point, as he described in the recent documentary Filming for Your Life: Making 'After Hours' (2004). He saw that in the increasingly commercial world of 1980s Hollywood the highly stylized and personal 1970s films he and others had built their careers on would not continue to enjoy the same status, and decided on an almost totally new approach to his work. With After Hours (1985) he made an aesthetic shift back to a pared-down, almost "underground" film-making style — his way of staying viable. Filmed on an extremely low budget, on location, and at night in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, the film is a black comedy about one increasingly misfortunate night for a mild New York word processor (Griffin Dunne) and featured cameos by such disparate actors as Teri Garr and Cheech and Chong. A bit of a stylistic anomaly for Scorsese, After Hours fits in well with popular low-budget "cult" films of the 1980s, e.g. Jonathan Demme's Something Wild and Alex Cox's Repo Man. After Hours is an American comedy thriller film released in 1985, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Joseph Minion. ... Image File history File links Scors_. ... Image File history File links Scors_. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Thomas Griffin Dunne (born June 8, 1955 in New York, New York) is an American actor and film director. ... Teri Garr (born December 11, 1947 in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American actress and comedienne. ... Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong were a comedy duo who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up routines, which were based upon the eras hippie, free love and especially drug culture movements. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Something Wild is a comedy/action movie released in 1986. ... Alexander Morton Cox (b. ... For other uses, see Repo Man (disambiguation). ...


The Color of Money

Main article: The Color of Money

Along with the iconic 1987 Michael Jackson music video Bad, in 1986 Scorsese made The Color of Money, a sequel to the much admired Paul Newman film The Hustler (1960). (The Hustler was directed by Robert Rossen, whose 1940s boxing film Body and Soul was a major influence on Raging Bull.) Although typically visually assured, The Color of Money was the director's first foray into mainstream commercial film-making. It won actor Paul Newman a belated Oscar and gave Scorsese the clout to finally secure backing for a project that had been a long time goal for him: The Last Temptation of Christ. He also made a brief venture into television, directing an episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories. The Color of Money was a 1984 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, continuing the story of Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler (1959). ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Bad was a 1987 hit recording by pop singer Michael Jackson. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... The Novel The Hustler was a 1959 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, which tells the story of a young pool player who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats but loses, sending his life into a tailspin. ... Robert Rossen (March 16, 1908 - February 18, 1966) was an American screenwriter, film director, and producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses in the 1950s. ... Body and Soul is a film made in 1947 film noir film which tells the story of a boxer who becomes involved with a corrupt promoter. ... Look up mainstream in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Amazing Stories was the name of an American television show put together by director Steven Spielberg from 1985 to 1987. ...


The Last Temptation of Christ

After his mid-80s flirtation with commercial Hollywood, Scorsese made a major return to personal film-making with the Paul Schrader-scripted The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988. Based on Nikos Kazantzakis's controversial 1951 book, it retold the life of Christ in human rather than divine terms. Even prior to its release the film caused a massive furore, worldwide protests against its perceived blasphemy effectively turning a low budget independent movie into a media sensation.[20] Most controversy centered on the final passages of the film which depicted Christ marrying and raising a family with Mary Magdalene in a Satan-induced hallucination while on the cross. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul Joseph Schrader (born July 22, 1946 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American screenwriter and film director. ... Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης) (February 18, 1883, Heraklion, Crete, Greece - October 26, 1957, Freiburg, Germany), author of poems, novels, essays, plays, and travel books, was arguably the most important and most translated Greek writer and philosopher of the 20th century. ... This page is about the title, office or what is known in Christian theology as the Divine Person. ... For the black metal band, see Blasphemy (band). ... This article is about the disciple of Jesus. ... This article is about the concept of Satan. ... A hallucination is a perception in the absence of a stimulus that the person may or may not believe is real. ...


Looking past the controversy, The Last Temptation of Christ gained critical acclaim and remains an important work in Scorsese's canon: an explicit attempt to wrestle with the spirituality which had under-pinned his films up until that point. The director went on to receive his second nomination for a Best Director Academy Award (again unsuccessfully, this time losing to Barry Levinson for Rain Man). Rain Man is a 1988 film which tells the story of a selfish yuppie who discovers that his father has left all of his estate to the autistic brother he never knew he had. ...


Along with directors Woody Allen and Francis Coppola, in 1989 Scorsese provided one of three segments in the portmanteau film New York Stories, called "Life Lessons". Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American film director, screenwriter, vintner, and hotelier. ... New York Stories is an anthology film which was released in the USA in March 1989. ...


1990s

Goodfellas

Main article: Goodfellas
Scorsese on the set of Goodfellas (1990) with (from L-R) Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Paul Sorvino.

After a decade of mostly mixed results, gangster epic Goodfellas (1990) was a return to form for Scorsese and his most confident and fully realized film since Raging Bull. A return to Little Italy, De Niro, and Joe Pesci, Goodfellas offered a virtuoso display of the director's bravura cinematic technique and re-established, enhanced, and consolidated his reputation. The film is widely considered one of the director's greatest achievements.[21] [22] [23] Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Image File history File links Goodfellas_full. ... Image File history File links Goodfellas_full. ... Martin Scorsese at Cannes in 2002 Martin Scorsese (pronounced as Scor-SEH-see) (born November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York, USA) is a multi-Oscar nominated Italian American film director, of Sicilian descent. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... Paul Anthony Sorvino (born April 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an Italian-American character actor whose career has largely been the portrayal of authority figures, both as legal enforcer and criminal, in television, stage, and film. ...


However, Goodfellas also signified an important shift in tone in the director's work, inaugurating an era in his career which was technically accomplished but some have argued emotionally detached.[24] Despite this, many view Goodfellas as a Scorsese archetype — the apogee of his cinematic technique. For other uses, see Archetype (disambiguation). ...


Scorsese earned his third Best Director nomination for Goodfellas but again lost to a first-time director, Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves). The film also earned Joe Pesci an Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor) Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor, director and producer. ... Dances with Wolves is a 1990 epic film which tells the story of a United States cavalry officer from the Civil War who travels into the Dakota Territory, near a Sioux tribe. ... Joseph Frank Pesci (born February 9, 1943), commonly known as Joe Pesci, is an American Academy Award-winning actor, comedian and singer. ...


In 1990, he acted in a cameo role as Vincent Van Gogh in the film Dreams by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. van Gogh redirects here. ... Dreams — aka Akira Kurosawas Dreams, Yume (夢), I Saw a Dream Like This, Konna yume wo mita, or Such Dreams I Have Dreamed — is a 1990 portmanteau film based on actual dreams of the films director, Akira Kurosawa at different stages of his life. ... Kurosawa redirects here. ...


Cape Fear

Main article: Cape Fear (1991 film)

1991 brought Cape Fear, a remake of a cult 1962 movie of the same name, and the director's seventh collaboration with De Niro. Another foray in to the mainstream, the film was a stylized Grand Guignol thriller taking its cues heavily from Alfred Hitchcock and Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter (1955). Cape Fear received a mixed critical reception and was lambasted in many quarters for its scenes depicting misogynistic violence. However, the lurid subject matter did give Scorsese a chance to experiment with a dazzling array of visual tricks and effects. The film garnered two Oscar nominations. Earning eighty million dollars domestically, it would stand as Scorsese's most commercially successful release until The Aviator (2004), and then "The Departed" (2006). The film also marked the first time Scorsese used wide-screen Panavision with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Cape Fear is a 1991 film, directed by Martin Scorsese. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Promotional poster for a Grand Guignol performance This article is about the Paris theatre. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English stage and film actor. ... The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 film noir based on the novel by Davis Grubb. ... Misogyny is an exaggerated pathological aversion towards women. ...


The Age of Innocence

The opulent and handsomely mounted The Age of Innocence (1993) was on the surface a huge departure for Scorsese, a period adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel about the constrictive high society of late-19th Century New York. It was highly lauded by critics upon original release, but was a box office bomb. However, it is much closer to Scorsese's other films than one would expect with underlying themes of guilt discernible in his other films being evident, as well as the theme of a young man trying to lead a good life amid obstacles and temptations, which is evident in almost all his films. In fact Scorsese claimed that not only does he consider this his most "violent" film, but his most personal, the one that came closest to his original personal vision, and considers this his highest achievement, along with the severely underrated Kundun. Recently, it has started to come back into the public eye, especially in countries such as the UK and France, but still is largely neglected in North America. The film earned five Academy Award nominations (including for Scorsese for Best Adapted Screenplay), winning the Costume Design Oscar. This was his first collaboration with the Academy Award winning actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, with whom he would work again in Gangs of New York. The Age of Innocence is an Academy Award-winning film released in 1993 by Columbia Pictures, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. ...


Casino

Main article: Casino (film)
Scorsese directing De Niro on the set of Casino (1995).

1995's expansive Casino, like The Age of Innocence before it, focused on a tightly wound male whose well-ordered life is disrupted by the arrival of unpredictable forces. The fact that it was a violent gangster film made it more palatable to fans of the director who perhaps were baffled by the apparent departure of the earlier film. Critically, however, Casino received mixed notices. In large part this was due to its huge stylistic similarities to his earlier Goodfellas. Indeed many of the tropes and tricks of the earlier film resurfaced more or less intact, most obviously the casting of Joe Pesci as an unbridled psychopath. Casino was by some considerable distance perhaps Scorsese’s most violent and detached film, its early establishing scenes verging on documentary. Any critical misgivings were tempered by the fact the movie remains an extraordinary technical achievement, running to three hours in length. Sharon Stone was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her performance. Casino is a 1995 film directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Image File history File links Casino_full. ... Image File history File links Casino_full. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ...


A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

Main article: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

Scorsese still found time for a four hour documentary in 1995 offering a thorough trek through American cinema. It covered the silent era to 1969, a year after which Scorsese began his feature career, stating "I wouldn't feel right commenting on myself or my contemporaries." A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies is a four-hour documentary in which Scorsese examines a selection of his favorite American films grouped according to three different types of directors: the director as an illusionist: D.W. Griffith or F. W. Murnau, who created new editing techniques...


Kundun

Main article: Kundun

If The Age of Innocence alienated and confused some fans, then Kundun (1997) went several steps further, offering an account of the early life of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, the invasion of Tibet by China, and the Dalai Lama's subsequent exile to India. Not least a departure in subject matter, Kundun also saw Scorsese employing a fresh narrative and visual approach. Traditional dramatic devices were substituted for a trance-like meditation achieved through an elaborate tableau of colourful visual images.[25] Kundun is a 1997 film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese, both of whom (along with several other members of the production) were banned by the Chinese Government from ever entering Tibet as a result of making the film. ... Tenzin Gyatso (Tibetan: བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་; Wylie: Bstan-dzin Rgya-mtsho) (b. ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ... Tableau vivant, Folies Bergères c. ...


The film was a source of turmoil for its distributor, Disney, who were planning significant expansion into the Chinese market at the time. Initially defiant in the face of pressure from Chinese officials, Disney has since distanced itself from the project, hurting Kundun's commercial profile.


In the short term, the sheer eclecticism in evidence enhanced the director’s reputation. In the long term however, it generally appears Kundun has been sidelined in most critical appraisals of the director, mostly noted as a stylistic and thematic detour. Kundun was the director's second attempt to profile the life of a great religious leader, following The Last Temptation of Christ.


Bringing Out the Dead

Main article: Bringing Out the Dead

Bringing Out the Dead (1999) was a return to familiar territory, with the director and writer Paul Schrader constructing a pitch-black comic take on their own earlier Taxi Driver.[26] Like previous Scorsese-Schrader collaborations, its final scenes of spiritual redemption explicitly recalled the films of Robert Bresson.[27] (It's also worth noting that the film's incident-filled nocturnal setting is reminiscent of After Hours.) It received generally positive reviews,[28] although not the universal critical acclaim of some of his other films. Bringing Out the Dead is a film released in 1999. ...


2000s

Gangs of New York

Main article: Gangs of New York

In 1999 Scorsese also produced a documentary on Italian filmmakers entitled Il Mio Viaggio in Italia, also known as My Voyage to Italy. The documentary foreshadowed the director's next project, the epic Gangs of New York (2002), influenced by (amongst many others) major Italian directors such as Luchino Visconti and filmed in its entirety at Rome's famous Cinecittà film studios. Gangs of New York is a 2002 film set in the middle 19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. ... My Voyage to Italy (Italian: Il mio viaggio in Italia) is a personal documentary by acclaimed Italian-American director Martin Scorsese. ... Gangs of New York is a 2002 film set in the middle 19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. ... Luchino Visconti. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Entrance of the Cinecittà studios Cinecittà (Italian for Cinema City) is a large film studio in Rome, Italy. ...


With a production budget said to be in excess of $100 million, Gangs of New York was Scorsese's biggest and arguably most mainstream venture to date. Like The Age of Innocence, it was a 19th century-set New York movie, although focusing on the other end of the social scale (and like that film, also starring Daniel Day-Lewis). The production was highly troubled with many rumors referring to the director’s conflict with Miramax boss Harvey Weinstein.[29] Despite denials of artistic compromise, Gangs of New York revealed itself to be the director's most conventional film: standard film tropes which the director had traditionally avoided, such as characters existing purely for exposition purposes and explanatory flashbacks, here surfaced in abundance.[30] [31] [32] The original score composed by regular Scorsese collaborator Elmer Bernstein was rejected at a late stage for a more conventional score by Howard Shore and mainstream rock artists U2 and Peter Gabriel (making commercial, if little historic or contextual sense).[33] The final cut of the movie ran to 168 minutes, while the director's original cut was over three hours in length.[30] Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Miramax is a Big Ten film distribution and production company. ... Harvey Weinstein at Cannes, 2002 Harvey Weinstein CBE (Hon) (born March 19, 1952) is an American film producer and movie studio chairman. ... Look up exposition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In literature and film, a flashback (also called analepsis) takes the narrative back in time from the point the story has reached, to recount events that happened before and give the back-story. ... Elmer Bernstein (pronounced Bern-steen[1]) (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an Academy and two-time Golden Globe award winning American film score composer. ... Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Canadian composer, best known for composing the scores to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and films of David Cronenberg. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ...


Nonetheless, the themes central to the film were consistent with the director's established concerns: New York, violence as culturally endemic, and sub-cultural divisions down ethnic lines.


Originally filmed for a release in the winter of 2001 (to qualify for Academy Award nominations), Scorsese delayed the final production of the film until after the beginning of 2002; the studio consequently delayed the film for nearly a year until its release in the Oscar season of late 2002.[34] Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


Gangs of New York earned Scorsese his first Golden Globe for Best Director. In February of 2003, Gangs of New York received ten Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis. This was Scorsese's fourth Best Director nomination, and many thought it was finally his year to win. Ultimately, however, the film took home not a single Academy Award, and Scorsese lost his category to Roman Polanski for The Pianist. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Roman Polanski (born August 18, 1933) is an Academy Award-winning film director, writer, actor, and producer. ... The Pianist is a 2002 film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody. ...


2003 also saw the release of The Blues, an expansive seven part documentary tracing the history of blues music from its African roots to the Mississippi Delta and beyond. Seven film-makers including Wim Wenders, Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis, and Scorsese himself each contributed a 90 minute film (Scorsese's entry was entitled “Feel Like Going Home”). The Blues is a 2003 documentary film series produced by Martin Scorsese, dedicated to the history of blues music. ... Ernst Wilhelm (Wim) Wenders (born August 14, 1945) is a German film director, playwright, photographer, and producer. ... This article is about the actor/producer/director. ... Mike Figgis (born February 28, 1948) is an English film director, writer, and composer. ...


Scorsese also had uncredited involvement as executive director with the 2002 film Deuces Wild[35], written Paul Kimatian. Deuces Wild Deuces Wild is a 2002 action / drama / crime film directed by Scott Kalvert and written by Paul Kimatian and Christopher Gambale. ...


The Aviator

Main article: The Aviator

Scorsese's film The Aviator (2004), was a lavish, large-scale biopic of director, producer, legendary eccentric, multi-millionaire, and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes. The film received highly positive reviews, [36][37][38][39][40] The film also met with widespread box office success and gained Academy recognition. For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation) The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese, and based largely on the book Hughes by Richard Hack. ... A biographical film or biopic is a film about a particular person or group of people, based on events that actually happened. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ...


The Aviator was nominated for six Golden Globe awards, including Best Picture - Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor - Drama for Leonardo DiCaprio. It won three, including Best Picture & Actor - Drama. In January of 2005, The Aviator became the most-nominated film of the 77th Academy Award nominations, nominated in 11 categories including Best Picture. The film also garnered nominations in nearly all of the other major categories, including a fifth Best Director nomination for Scorsese, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett), and Alan Alda for Best Supporting Actor. Despite having a leading tally, the film ended up with only five Oscars: Best Supporting Actress, Art Direction, Costume Design, Film Editing and Cinematography. Scorsese lost again, this time to director Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby (which also won Best Picture). Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Catherine Élise Blanchett (born May 14, 1969), better known as Cate Blanchett, is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning Australian actress. ... Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936) is a five-time Emmy Award-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... This article is about the actor/producer/director. ... Million Dollar Baby is an Academy Award winning 2004 dramatic film directed by Clint Eastwood. ...


No Direction Home

Main article: No Direction Home

No Direction Home is a documentary film by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob Dylan, and his impact on American popular music and culture of the 20th century. The film does not cover Dylan's entire career; rather, it focuses on his beginnings, his rise to fame in the 1960s, his then-controversial transformation from an acoustic guitar-based musician and performer to an electric guitar-influenced sound and his "retirement" from touring in 1966 following an infamous motorcycle accident. The film was first presented on television in both the United States (as part of the PBS American Masters series) and the United Kingdom (as part of the BBC Two Arena series) on September 2627 2005. A DVD version of the film was released that same month. The film won a Peabody award. For other uses, see No direction home (disambiguation). ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The electric Dylan controversy was the incident at the Newport Folk Festival where folk singer Bob Dylan first went electric, by playing alongside an electric blues band in concert. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... American Masters is a PBS television show which produces biographies on what it considers are the best artists, actors and writers of the United States. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... Arena is a British television documentary series, which has run in occasional seasons on BBC Two, and latterly BBC Four, since 1975, debuting on Wednesday October 1 that year. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


The Departed

Main article: The Departed
Scorsese and Matt Damon on the set of The Departed (2006).

Scorsese returned to the crime genre with the Boston-set thriller The Departed, based on the Hong Kong police drama Infernal Affairs. The film reunited the director with Leonardo DiCaprio, an actor he has worked with for three consecutive projects. The Departed also brought Scorsese together with Jack Nicholson. The Departed is a 2006 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio (in his third movie with Scorsese), Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. ... Image File history File links Departed_onset_7. ... Image File history File links Departed_onset_7. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... For other uses of internal affairs, see internal affairs. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic. ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ...


The Departed opened to widespread critical acclaim with some proclaiming it as one of the best efforts Scorsese had brought to the screen since 1990's Goodfellas,[41][42] and still others putting it at the same level as Scorsese's most celebrated classics Taxi Driver, and Raging Bull.[43][44] With domestic box office receipts surpassing $129,402,536, The Departed is Scorsese's highest grossing film (not accounting for inflation).


Martin Scorsese's direction of The Departed earned him his second Golden Globe for Best Director, as well as a Critic's Choice Award, his first Director's Guild of America Award, and the Academy Award for Best Director. The latter was thought to be long overdue, and some entertainment critics subsequently referred to it as Scorsese's "Lifetime Achievement" Oscar, or the "Taxi Driver/Raging Bull/Goodfellas" Oscar[citation needed]. It was presented to him by his longtime friends and colleagues Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lucas, all fellow members of the New Hollywood generation. The Departed also received the Academy Award for the Best Motion Picture of 2006, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing by longtime Scorsese editor Thelma Schoonmaker, her third win for a Scorsese film. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the 1976 American film. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... New Hollywood or post-classical Hollywood refers to the brief time between roughly 1967 (Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate) and 1982 (One from the Heart) when a new generation of young filmmakers came to prominence in America, drastically changing not only the way Hollywood films were produced and marketed, but... Thelma Schoonmaker (born January 3, 1940) is an American Academy Award-winning film editor who has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over thirty-five years. ...


Shine a Light

Main article: Shine a Light (film)

Shine a Light is an as-yet unreleased documentary film that spans the career of rock and roll band The Rolling Stones. The film also includes footage from the recently concluded A Bigger Bang Tour of 2006. Shine a Light is the tentatively titled documentary film by Martin Scorsese spanning the career of rock and roll band the Rolling Stones. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour was a worldwide concert tour which took place between August 2005 and August 2007, in support of their album A Bigger Bang. ...


Scorsese filmed the Rolling Stones for two nights at New York City's Beacon Theater on October 29 and November 1, 2006. Footage from the shows will be intercut with backstage footage, historical clips and contemporary interviews with the band. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Beacon Theater is a historic New York City Art Deco theater on upper Broadway in Manhattan. ...


The film was initially scheduled for release on September 21, 2007, but Paramount Classics postponed its release until April 2008.[45] Closing logo Paramount Classics is the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures (which in turn is owned by Viacom), charged with producing, purchasing, distributing and marketing films, generally those with a more art house feel than films made and distributed by its parent company. ...


Shutter Island

Main article: Shutter Island (film)

On October 22, 2007, the Daily Variety reported that Scorsese will once again reunite with Leonardo DiCaprio on a fourth picture, Shutter Island. Principal photography on the Laeta Kalogridis screenplay, based on a novel of the same title by Dennis Lehane, will begin in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Nova Scotia in March 2008. [46][47] Shutter Island is a recently announced crime drama slated for release sometime in 2009. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic. ... Dennis Lehane (born 1966) is an American author. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867...


References in other media

  • In an episode of American Dad! titled The Best Christmas Story Never, Stan convinces Scorsese to stop taking drugs in the 70s, causing Scorsese not to make the film Taxi Driver, leading to an alternate timeline where the Soviet Union had conquered the United States.
  • In an episode of The Simpsons titled A Star Is Burns, Marge Simpson crosses out Scorsese's name as a film critic at the Springfield Film Festival in favor of Homer.
  • The band King Missile included on its 1992 album Happy Hour a song entitled "Martin Scorsese," in which lead singer John S. Hall assumes the persona of a demented Scorsese obsessive who wishes to express his appreciation of the director's work by savagely assaulting him.
  • In the 1990s animated TV show Animaniacs, the Goodfeathers, a gang of pigeons based on the three main characters in the film Goodfellas, hang out at a statue of the director.
  • In an episode of the HBO series The Sopranos, Christopher Moltisanti sees Scorsese going into a club and yells out at him "Hey! Kundun! I liked it!"
  • In the film Knocked Up Scorsese is mentioned by saying "See ya later, Scorsese on coke."
  • In the videogame Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven the player is required to steal cigar boxes labeled as "Scorsese Import-Export".
  • Scorsese appears as himself in the Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes "The Special Section" and "Krazee Eyez Killa."
  • In 2007, Scorsese was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World.
  • Scorsese appeared in a series of American Express commercials as a director.
  • In August 2007 Scorsese was named the 2nd greatest director of all time in a poll by Total Film magazine, in front of Steven Spielberg and behind Alfred Hitchcock.
  • In the Friends episode "The One With Ross And Monica's Cousin", Joey auditioned for a role in a movie about three Italian brothers that was being a directed by "the next-next Martin Scorsese".

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Director trademarks

  • Begins his films with segments taken from the middle or end of the story. Examples include Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), and The Last Waltz (where the first song performed was actually the concert's encore).
  • Frequent use of slow motion, e.g. Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull.
  • His lead characters are often sociopathic and/or want to be accepted in society.
  • His blonde leading ladies are usually seen through the eyes of the protagonist as angelic and ethereal; they always wear white in their first scene and are photographed in slow-motion (Cybill Shepherd in Taxi Driver; Cathy Moriarty's white bikini in Raging Bull; Sharon Stone's white minidress in Casino). This may possibly be a nod to director Alfred Hitchcock. [48]
  • Often uses long tracking shots.
  • Use of montage sequences involving aggressive camera movement and rapid editing, set to popular music.
  • Often has a quick cameo in his films (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ (albeit hidden under a hood), The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York). Also, often contributes his voice to a film without showing his face on screen. E.g., provides the opening voice-over narration in Mean Streets and The Color of Money; plays the off-screen dressing room attendant in the final scene of Raging Bull; provides the voice of the unseen ambulance dispatcher in Bringing out the Dead.
  • Frequently uses The Rolling Stones' music, particularly the song Gimme Shelter.
  • Frequently uses New York city as the main setting in his films, eg. Gangs of New York, Taxi Driver, The Age of Innocence, After Hours, New York, New York. A notable exception is his latest work, The Departed, which was set in Boston, although filmed in New York.
  • Sometimes highlights characters in a scene with an iris, an homage to 1920s silent film cinema (as most scenes at the time used this transition). This effect can be seen in Casino (it is used on Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci), Life Lessons, and The Departed (on Matt Damon).
  • Some of his films include references/allusions to classic Westerns particularly Shane and The Searchers.
  • More recently, his films have featured corrupt authority figures, such as policemen in The Departed and Gangs of New York and politicians in Gangs of New York and The Aviator.
  • Features his mother, Catherine Scorsese, in many of his films with minor roles such as in Goodfellas and Casino.

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Scorsese's Circle

Scorsese has been known to cast the same actors in his films, particularly Robert De Niro, who collaborated with Scorsese for 8 films, including the three films that made the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies list. Scorsese has often stated that he thought Robert De Niro's best performance under his direction was Rupert Pupkin in The King of Comedy. Scorsese has also consistently casted Harvey Keitel (5), Joe Pesci (3), Frank Vincent (3), and most recently Leonardo DiCaprio (3, including another collaboration in the works[49]). Before their deaths, Scorese's parents, Charles and Catherine, would be given bit parts, walk-ons, or supporting roles. Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... The first of the AFI 100 Years. ... The King of Comedy is a feature film made in 1981. ... Harvey Keitel (born May 13, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor from New York City. ... Joseph Frank Pesci (born February 9, 1943), commonly known as Joe Pesci, is an American Academy Award-winning actor, comedian and singer. ... Frank Vincent (born Frank Vincent Gattuso on August 4, 1939) is an Italian-American actor. ... Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974[1]) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor who garnered world wide fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic. ...


For his crew, Scorsese frequently worked with editor Thelma Schoonmaker[50], cinematographers Michael Ballhaus[51] and Robert Richardson[52], production designer Dante Ferretti [53] and Robert Richardson[54], and composers Elmer Bernstein[55] and Howard Shore[56]. Elaine and Saul Bass, the latter being Hitchcock's title designer of choice, have designed the opening credits for Goodfellas, The Age of Innocence, Casino and Cape Fear. Thelma Schoonmaker (born January 3, 1940) is an American Academy Award-winning film editor who has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over thirty-five years. ... Michael Ballhaus (born 5 August 1935, Eichelsdorf, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany) is a German cinematographer and director of photography. ... Robert Bridge Richardson (born 27 August 1955 in Hyannis, Massachusetts) is an American cinematographer. ... Dante Ferretti is an Italian art director and costume designer for films. ... Robert Bridge Richardson (born 27 August 1955 in Hyannis, Massachusetts) is an American cinematographer. ... Elmer Bernstein (pronounced Bern-steen[1]) (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an Academy and two-time Golden Globe award winning American film score composer. ... Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award-winning Canadian composer, best known for composing the scores to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and films of David Cronenberg. ...


Personal life

Scorsese has been married to Helen Morris since 1999; she is his fifth wife. They have a daughter, Francesca, who appeared in The Departed and The Aviator.


He has a daughter, Catherine, from his first marriage to Laraine Brennan, and a daughter, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, who is an actress, from his second marriage to Julia Cameron. Scorsese was also married to actress Isabella Rossellini from 1979 to their divorce in 1982. He married producer Barbara De Fina in 1985; their marriage ended in divorce as well. // For the influential 19th century British photographer, see Julia Margaret Cameron Julia Cameron (born 4 March 1948 in Illinois) is an American author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, and composer. ... Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born June 18, 1952 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and former supermodel. ... Barbara De Fina is an American film producer. ...


He is primarily based in New York City.


Awards and Recognitions

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Filmography (as director)

Year Film No. of Oscar Nominations No. of Oscar Wins
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
Who's That Knocking at My Door
1970 Street Scenes
1972 Boxcar Bertha
1973 Mean Streets
1974 Italianamerican
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 3 1
1976 Taxi Driver 4
1977 New York, New York
1978 The Last Waltz
1980 Raging Bull 8 2
1983 The King of Comedy
1985 After Hours
1986 The Color of Money 4 1
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ 1
1989 New York Stories
1990 Goodfellas 6 1
1991 Cape Fear 2
1993 The Age of Innocence 5 1
1995 Casino 1
1997 Kundun 4
1999 Bringing Out the Dead
2002 Gangs of New York 10
2004 The Aviator 11 5
2005 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
2006 The Departed 5 4
2008 Shine a Light
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
2009 Shutter Island
Beyond 2009 Silence
Untitled George Harrison documentary

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Whos That Knocking at My Door (1967), originally entitled I Call First, is legendary director Martin Scorseses first feature film. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... Boxcar Bertha (1972), one of acclaimed director Martin Scorseses earliest films, is an extremely loose adaptation of Sister of the Road, the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman (Ben Reitman). ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... For other uses, see Mean Streets (disambiguation). ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Italianamerican is a film made in ???? Catherine and Charles Scorsese featuring in a homemade documentary and acting as themselves, Martin Scorsese´s parents. ... Alice is a 1974 film which tells the story of a widow who moves with her young son to Tucson, Arizona to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a diner. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... This article is about the 1976 American film. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... For other uses, see New York, New York (disambiguation). ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... The King of Comedy is a feature film made in 1981. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... After Hours is an American comedy thriller film released in 1985, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Joseph Minion. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... The Color of Money was a 1984 novel by American writer Walter Tevis, continuing the story of Fast Eddie Felson from The Hustler (1959). ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... New York Stories is an anthology film which was released in the USA in March 1989. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ... The year 1991 in film involved many significant films. ... Cape Fear is a 1991 film, directed by Martin Scorsese. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... The Age of Innocence is an Academy Award-winning film released in 1993 by Columbia Pictures, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Casino is a 1995 film directed by Martin Scorsese. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Kundun is a 1997 film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese, both of whom (along with several other members of the production) were banned by the Chinese Government from ever entering Tibet as a result of making the film. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Bringing Out the Dead is a film released in 1999. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Gangs of New York is a 2002 film set in the middle 19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation) The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese, and based largely on the book Hughes by Richard Hack. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... The Departed is a 2006 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio (in his third movie with Scorsese), Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. ... 2008 in film is expected to feature another battle of the sequels, as many properties release new installments, including: Ace Ventura Jr. ... Shine a Light is the tentatively titled documentary film by Martin Scorsese spanning the career of rock and roll band the Rolling Stones. ... The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (in paperback: ISBN 0-375-75678-7) is a biography of President Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... Shutter Island is a recently announced crime drama slated for release sometime in 2009. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ...

Selected filmography (as actor)

For other uses, see Mean Streets (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1976 American film. ... The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. ... The King of Comedy may refer to: Mack Sennett (1880 - 1960) was nicknamed the King of Comedy. ... Round Midnight is a 1986 film directed by Bertrand Tavernier that tells the story of a tenor saxophone player in Paris in the 1950s who is befriended by a poor Frenchman who idolizes the musician and tries to help him to get out of his life of alcohol abuse. ... Dreams — aka Akira Kurosawas Dreams, Yume (夢), I Saw a Dream Like This, Konna yume wo mita, or Such Dreams I Have Dreamed — is a 1990 portmanteau film based on actual dreams of the films director, Akira Kurosawa at different stages of his life. ... Quiz Show is a 1994 film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s. ... The Muse is a 1999 film starring Albert Brooks and Sharon Stone. ... Bringing Out the Dead is a film released in 1999. ... Shark Tale is an Academy Award-nominated computer-animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in 2004. ...

References

  1. ^ The Religious Affiliation of Director Martin Scorsese Webpage created 27 May 2005. Last modified 5 September 2005. Accessed 1 April 2007.
  2. ^ Yahoo! Movies
  3. ^ Martin Scorsese Biography (1942-)
  4. ^ Chris Ingui. Martin Scorsese hits DC, hangs with the Hachet. Hatchet. Retrieved on 2006-06-29.
  5. ^ Finding the boy again (The Scotsman)
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  7. ^ Scorsese, Master Of The Rage (Washington Post)
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  9. ^ Citizen Bickle, or the Allusive Taxi Driver: Uses of Intertextuality
  10. ^ 'I was in a bad place'
  11. ^ Cannes
  12. ^ 'Are we ever going to make this picture?'
  13. ^ Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull
  14. ^ 'Raging Bull' returns to the ring
  15. ^ Raging Bull
  16. ^ Ageing bulls return
  17. ^ The King of Comedy
  18. ^ The King of Comedy Film Review
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  20. ^ Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ
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  35. ^ IMDB: Dueces Wild credits
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  38. ^ Right guy, wrong film
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  40. ^ Rolling Stone : Aviator : Review
  41. ^ REVIEW: DEPARTED, THE
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  44. ^ All Movie - The Departed
  45. ^ "Scorseses Rolling Stones documentary wont roll till next spring". 
  46. ^ Michael Fleming. "Scorsese, DiCaprio team for 'Island'". 
  47. ^ "Scorsese, Leo head to 'Shutter Island". 
  48. ^ Hitchcock and Women
  49. ^ Leo & Marty: Yes, Again!
  50. ^ IMDb list of films featuring Scorsese and Schoonmaker
  51. ^ Michael Ballhaus, ASC takes on Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, a 19th-century tale of vengeance and valor set in the city's most notorious neighborhood.
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  55. ^ Some You Win.
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  57. ^ "Scorsese, Diana Ross to get Kennedy Center Honors". 

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Clint Eastwood
AFI Life Achievement Award
1997
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Robert Wise
Awards
Cannes Film Festival
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Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina
for Chronicle of the Years of Fire
Palme d'Or
for Taxi Driver

1976
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Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
for Padre Padrone
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André Téchiné
for Rendez-vous
Award for Best Director
for After Hours

1986
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Wim Wenders
for Wings of Desire
BAFTA Award
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Kenneth Branagh
for Henry V
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
for GoodFellas

1990
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Alan Parker
for The Commitments
Venice Film Festival
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João César Monteiro
for Recordações da Casa Amarela
and Kei Kumai
for Sen no Rikyu
Silver Lion for Best Director
for GoodFellas

1990
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Bigas Luna
for Jamon, Jamon
Golden Globe Award
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Robert Altman
for Gosford Park
Best Director
for Gangs of New York

2003
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Peter Jackson
for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Ang Lee
for Brokeback Mountain
Best Director
for The Departed

2007
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Academy Award
Preceded by
Ang Lee
for Brokeback Mountain
Best Director
for The Departed

2006
Succeeded by
TBD
Persondata
NAME Scorsese, Martin
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Scorsese, Martin Marcantonio Luciano
SHORT DESCRIPTION American film director
DATE OF BIRTH November 17, 1942 (1942-11-17) (age 65)
PLACE OF BIRTH Flushing, New York, U.S.
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Martin Scorsese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4392 words)
Scorsese’s direction by now was highly accomplished, using jump cuts, expressionist lighting, point of view shots and slow motion to reflect the protagonist's heightened psychological awareness.
Scorsese's film The Aviator (2004), was a lavish, large-scale biopic of director, producer, legendary eccentric, multi-millionaire, and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes.
Scorsese is currently in post-production of a crime thriller set in Boston, Massachusetts, based upon Infernal Affairs, a trio of Hong Kong action pictures centered upon battles between the Asian police and the gangs in the area.
Martin Scorsese - definition of Martin Scorsese in Encyclopedia (1494 words)
In 1990, Martin Scorsese acted in a cameo role as Vincent Van Gogh in the legendary Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.
Scorsese is currently in pre-production of an action thriller set in Hong Kong, based upon Infernal Affairs, a trio of Hong Kong action pictures centered upon battles between the Asian police and the gangs in the area.
Scorsese is president of the Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation and decaying motion picture film stock.
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