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The Case for Martin Scorsese

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It’s difficult for many of us to be unbiased when it comes to Martin Scorsese. Very likely he could direct a remake of When Harry Met Sally and I’d think it was the greatest thing since Taxi Driver. But even given all of that bias, and all the ways I love The Wolf of Wall Street (my favorite film of the year) it’s still hard to put into words why…

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The Passion of Martin Scorsese

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An interesting video take by Ali Shirazi on some, not the usual, Scorsese films. It makes me think there will come a time when Gangs of New York is re-evaluated. The Passion Of Martin Scorsese_ A Tribute Video from Ali Shirazi on Vimeo.

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Beautiful Artwork Inspired by Scorsese

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Over at Slashfilm are several images inspired by Scorsese or his films. There will be an art show in NYC on Friday. Details here. More pics after the jump.

Happy 70th Martin Scorsese

Happy 70th Martin Scorsese

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Martin Scorsese is one of those people who has given much more than he has taken.  His contribution to American film is immeasurable. But I have always appreciated his thoughts on film. That’s why they call him The Professor! Happy Birthday, magnificent human.

Hugo and the Continuum

Hugo and the Continuum

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Guest essay by Michael in Florida Right after the first dreadful Hugo trailer premiered in July, I conjectured that Hugo was Martin Scorsese’s Schindler’s List, i.e., a film outside the director’s comfort zone. After seeing the film several times now, I can safely say that prediction turned out to be prescient, but for a different reason. While both films stretch their respective filmmakers as artists, they remain anchored to their…

The Year of the Marty – Scorsese to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

The Year of the Marty – Scorsese to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

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BAFTA has just announced that they will awarding Scorsese with their highest honor (does this mean that …? Nevermind) as follows: Awarded annually by BAFTA, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previously honoured Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench and Vanessa Redgrave….

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Best Director 2011: When I Paint My Masterpiece

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“I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason.” — Hugo This year saw films by arguably the greatest directors America has ever produced — Woody Allen,…

Martin Scorsese – an American Treasure, Seitz Takes Us Through His Best

Martin Scorsese – an American Treasure, Seitz Takes Us Through His Best

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Over at Salon, Matt Zoller Seitz on Friday Night Seitz has put together his favorite Scorsese movies: This has been quite a year for 60-something American filmmakers. Terrence Malick, who started directing in 1973, created the year’s most divisive conversation piece with “The Tree of Life.”  Woody Allen, who started directing in 1966, had his biggest financial success with “Midnight in Paris.” Steven Spielberg, who directed his first feature-length movie…

Hugo clocks in with major raves from top critics

Hugo clocks in with major raves from top critics

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4-star reviews from The New Yorker, Variety, Box Office Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter. 4 stars from Roger Ebert. No fan of 3-D, Ebert says, “Scorsese uses 3-D here as it should be used, not as a gimmick but as an enhancement of the total effect.” David Denby at The New Yorker says, “Reality, filmed illusion, and dreams are so intertwined that only an artist, playing merrily with echoes, can sort…

Celebrating Scorsese … In a New Way

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NPR profiles Scorsese and Hugo, which reminds me that it’s wholly unexpected to see Martin Scorsese take such a radical shift as a storyteller and filmmaker. Like John Stewart said, he was used to the high body count.  When the trailer for Hugo was released people started whining about how it wasn’t a “Scorsese movie.”  But you know, this is a director who has always tried different genres — he’s…