Martin Scorsese was born in New York City and soon developed a passion for cinema and a particular admiration for neo-realist cinema which inspired him and influenced his view or portrayal of his Sicilian heritage. After graduating from NYU Film School in 1966 and making a number of shorts, he shot his first feature-length film Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1968) with fellow student, actor Harvey Keitel, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker both of whom were to become long-term collaborators. Mean Streets followed in 1973 and provided the benchmarks for the ‘Scorsese style’. After Scorsese directed Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the trio was reunited for the dark journey of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. After New York, New York Scorsese released Raging Bull. The acclaimed biography of middleweight fighter Jake LaMotta was followed by exploration of fans as pariah in The King of Comedy, dark-comic dreams in After Hours and pool sharks in The Color of Money. Scorsese outraged some religious… read more
Al fin pude ver este documental de Martin Scorsese. A pesar de que ya conocía por donde iban los tiros de la propuesta, no puedo negar cierta decepción. Steven Prince obviamente es un personaje sumamente atractivo por su naturaleza borderline y algunas de sus anécdotas resultan divertidas e impactantes gracias a su truculencia. Sin embargo, el resultado final me resulta insustancial.
Great fun. Steven Prince has some amazing stories. There's such an immediacy to Prince, he really knows how to draw the audience in. I wish Scorsese would do more of these quick, off-the-cuff documentary portraits. If he needs a subject, I have several family members I'd be happy to introduce him to. (Wait, what am I saying? Find your own subjects, Marty! Now, where did I put that camcorder?)
A peculiar documentary featuring Steven Prince telling Martin Scorsese his often hilarious experiences, a series of stumbles with drugs and law. Recollections that include a Marihuana-Gorilla bit, Jack the Cop, a drug bust; the revival of a woman after an overdose, which was later taken by Quentin Tarantino for 'Pulp Fiction'; and another bit that was taken by Richard Linklater for 'Waking Life' Guaranteed entertainment.