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The Scorsese Retrospective Link List
The Scorsese Retrospective Link List
The Scorsese Retrospective Link List

The Scorsese Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: Who’s That Knocking at My Door Boxcar Bertha Mean Streets Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Taxi Driver New York, New York Raging Bull The King of C...
 
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Scorsese: Shutter Island
Scorsese: Shutter Island
Scorsese: Shutter Island

Scorsese: Shutter Island

  Based on Dennis Lehane’s best-selling novel, Shutter Island (2010) is Scorsese’s best box office performer to date: it debuted at number one and so far has made $294,803,014 worldwide. Despite this, and a pile of positive cri...
 

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Scorsese: The Departed
Scorsese: The Departed
Scorsese: The Departed

Scorsese: The Departed

There is a tradition and cycle to Martin Scorsese’s gangster films. He kick started his career with Mean Streets (1973) and gave an insight to a new exciting kind of director who would emerge in the seventies. In Mean Streets S...
 
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Scorsese: The Aviator
Scorsese: The Aviator
Scorsese: The Aviator

Scorsese: The Aviator

I don’t know why I was so fascinated by Howard Hughes at such a young age, but the name must have kept creeping into popular media I just so happened to come across as I was growing up. From character reflections on Hughes in D...
 

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Scorsese: Gangs Of New York
Scorsese: Gangs Of New York
Scorsese: Gangs Of New York

Scorsese: Gangs Of New York

If the hands that built America are as bloodstained as Gangs of New York makes out, and the fingernails which clawed it up from the streets are really as unkempt as Martin Scorsese would have us believe, then its founding fathe...
 
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Scorsese: Bringing Out The Dead (Retro 2)
Scorsese: Bringing Out The Dead (Retro 2)
Scorsese: Bringing Out The Dead (Retro 2)

Scorsese: Bringing Out The Dead (Retro 2)

Stresses come in many shapes and forms, be it work, domestic or just watching your national team getting its ass handed to it In Scorsese’s Bringing Out The Dead we see a man burnt out and on the edge due to the various stresse...
 

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Scorsese: Bringing Out The Dead (Retro 1)
Scorsese: Bringing Out The Dead (Retro 1)
Scorsese: Bringing Out The Dead (Retro 1)

Scorsese: Bringing Out The Dead (Retro 1)

After making the sprawling Tibetan historical epic, Kundun, Scorsese’s return to New York for the filming of Bringing Out The Dead must have felt like a veritable homecoming. However, why someone would ever want to return to – ...
 
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Scorsese: Kundun
Scorsese: Kundun
Scorsese: Kundun

Scorsese: Kundun

With the largest population of any country and consistent economic growth rates of around 10% a year, it was very clear in 1997 that China was going to become one of the world’s leading economies. As a result, many film studio ...
 

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Scorsese: Casino
Scorsese: Casino
Scorsese: Casino

Scorsese: Casino

Casino is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It includes frequent profanity and several quick but graphic violent episodes involving beatings, a stabbing and a head caught in a vise.  – The New Y...
 
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Scorsese: The Age Of Innocence
Scorsese: The Age Of Innocence
Scorsese: The Age Of Innocence

Scorsese: The Age Of Innocence

It’s New York in the 1870s, and Daniel Day-Lewis is engaged to Winona Ryder but he isn’t happy and wants Michelle Pfeiffer instead. Right there I’m really not sure if I’m going to want to sympathise with such a lucky bastard. B...
 

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Scorsese: Cape Fear
Scorsese: Cape Fear
Scorsese: Cape Fear

Scorsese: Cape Fear

When Gus Van Sant released his near shot-for-shot remake of Psycho, it was to a bemused response of “Why?” It added nothing to the original, apart from an unintentionally funny vignette in which Vince Vaughn masturbated – legen...
 
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Scorsese: Goodfellas
Scorsese: Goodfellas
Scorsese: Goodfellas

Scorsese: Goodfellas

Here I would like to say unashamedly that this is my favourite Scorsese film and one of my favourite films of all time. It takes a comic approach to its portrayal of violence as it makes anti-heroes of the cast, from Ray Liotta...
 

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Scorsese: The Last Temptation Of Christ
Scorsese: The Last Temptation Of Christ
Scorsese: The Last Temptation Of Christ

Scorsese: The Last Temptation Of Christ

It’s always going to be difficult to approach a film like The Last Temptation of Christ critically. Whatever response you have to the film will be tempered by your own opinions on the subject matter, and the pages of Filmwerk a...
 
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Scorsese: The Color Of Money
Scorsese: The Color Of Money
Scorsese: The Color Of Money

Scorsese: The Color Of Money

In The Color of Money, Paul Newman is back as “Fast” Eddie Felson, the role he originally played in The Hustler. He’s off the pool tables, but still keeping his eye on the game as he works. One fateful evening he notices up and...
 

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Scorsese: After Hours
Scorsese: After Hours
Scorsese: After Hours

Scorsese: After Hours

Following the amazing The King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese decided to stick with the genre and added a new layer of a nocturnal odyssey on top for good measure. After Hours is undoubtedly Scorsese’s most beloved cult hit althoug...
 
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Scorsese: The King Of Comedy
Scorsese: The King Of Comedy
Scorsese: The King Of Comedy

Scorsese: The King Of Comedy

The 70s had confirmed Martin Scorsese as one of the rising giants of new Hollywood with classics such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and The Last Waltz cementing that reputation. A new decade delivered the amazing Raging Bull, bu...
 

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Scorsese: Raging Bull
Scorsese: Raging Bull
Scorsese: Raging Bull

Scorsese: Raging Bull

Raging Bull: My Story is written by Jake La Motta with Joseph Carter and Peter Savage and was first published in 1970. La Motta known as ‘The Bronx Bull’ was raised in the Bronx slums. He spent time in reform school...
 
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Scorsese: New York New York
Scorsese: New York New York
Scorsese: New York New York

Scorsese: New York New York

Scorsese is one of my favourite auteurs and one of the best decisions he ever made was associating with the “movie brats” of the 1970s, in particular Brian De Palma who introduced him to legend Robert De Niro. After Taxi Driver...
 

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Scorsese: Taxi Driver
Scorsese: Taxi Driver
Scorsese: Taxi Driver

Scorsese: Taxi Driver

Screenwriter Paul Schrader was in a bit of a bad way when he started scripting the now-cult classic Taxi Driver. Living out of a car, drowned in depression and suffering huge financial problems, Schrader moulded the character o...
 
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Scorsese: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Scorsese: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Scorsese: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Scorsese: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Martin Scorsese once again changed tack after the critical success of Mean Streets (1973) to make a much less testosterone-driven film and instead a melodrama of the Douglas Sirk variety; what some critics read as a very 70s fe...
 

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Scorsese: Mean Streets
Scorsese: Mean Streets
Scorsese: Mean Streets

Scorsese: Mean Streets

Mean Streets wasn’t Martin Scorsese’s first film, nor is it widely considered his best, but it’s the film that set him on the path to become one of the most influential film directors in modern cinema. Scorsese’s passion and kn...
 
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Scorsese: Boxcar Bertha
Scorsese: Boxcar Bertha
Scorsese: Boxcar Bertha

Scorsese: Boxcar Bertha

Boxcar Bertha came before Scorsese’s breakthrough Mean Streets (1973), but it’s obvious even at this early stage that there was a keen eye and great talent coming from behind the camera. The film is based on a book called Siste...
 

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Scorsese: Who's That Knocking At My Door
Scorsese: Who's That Knocking At My Door
Scorsese: Who's That Knocking At My Door

Scorsese: Who’s That Knocking At My Door

Who’s That Knocking at My Door? is Martin Scorsese’s 1967 directorial debut. This film marks the first partnership of Harvey Keitel and Scorsese (later they’d work on such cinematic masterpieces as Mean Streets and Taxi Driver)...