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
I think this movie was made for me. If there was a moment in music history I would want to experience, this is the one. Great moments include... well everyone except Neil Diamond. Shot by Michael Chapman & masterfully cut by Thelma Schoomaker, this is a thrilling piece of history.
just watched it tonight, it's like a portal through good ol' rock n blues country all star revival. the cinematography is grainy and golden, such a treat to see great musicians getting together to play beautiful music. but slightly depressing to know that music like this is gone forever. thank god for scorsese capturing it.
Also: A new trailer for Soderbergh’s Magic Mike.
Films by Kenneth Lonergan, Jan Švankmajer and Martin Scorsese are each playing at single venues in London.