Director's Cut: A Tribute To Martin Scorsese


Country: New York, USA
e Of Birth: 17 Nov 1942


...His lead characters are often sociopathic and/or want to be accepted in society.

...Often uses long tracking shots (a notoriously difficult shot to perfect) which is why he has been dubbed by some as the King of the Tracking Shot.

...Frequently uses music by The Rolling Stones (Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed), especially the song Gimme Shelter.

...His name is pronounced as "Scor-sez-see".

...Taught both Oliver Stone and Spike Lee at NYU.

...Hates the overuse of CGI effects and tries to use them as little as possible. He also shuns the idea of shooting movies digitally and vowed to continue shooting all of his movies on film. Other directors siding with Scorsese on this issue include Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone.

...Personally spurns the notion of the "director's cut" feeling that, once a film has been completed, it should not be further altered in any way.

Personal Quotes:

"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out."

"My whole life has been movies and religion. That's it. Nothing else."

"I think a lot of it has to do with the nature of the community. I've lived here in Los Angeles, but I'm more of a New Yorker, and the nature of my films is regarded as somewhat violent and the language is considered tough. As you grow older, you change. I make different films now. You don't make pictures for Oscars."

Filmnology (list includes only feature-length films):

* represents his more well-known works.
bold represents his universally recognized masterpieces.

Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Mean Streets (1973) *
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Taxi Driver (1976) *
New York, New York (1977)
The Last Waltz (1978)
Raging Bull (1980) *
The King Of Comedy (1983)
After Hours (1985)

The Color Of Money (1986) *

The Last Temptation Of Christ (1988) *
Goodfellas (1990) *
Cape Fear (1991) *
The Age Of Innocence (1993) *
Casino (1995) *
Kundun (1997) *
My Voyage To Italy (1999)
Bringing Out The Dead (1999)
Gangs Of New York (2002) *

The Aviator (2004) *

The Departed (2006) *

Source: IMDB contributors.


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