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A Companion to Martin Scorsese (Wiley-Blackwell Companions

A spouse to Martin Scorsese is a finished selection of unique essays assessing the occupation of 1 of America’s such a lot fashionable modern filmmakers.
Contains contributions from in demand students in North the US and Europe that use a number of analytic approaches
Offers clean interpretations of a few of Scorsese’s so much influential movies, together with suggest Streets, Taxi driving force, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of recent York, and Hugo
Considers Scorsese's position in the background of yankee and global cinema; his paintings relating to auteur idea; using well known tune and numerous topics equivalent to violence, ethnicity, faith, sexuality, gender, and race in his movies, and extra

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However admired filmmakers like Robert Altman and Stanley Kubrick may be for their unique, modernist film styles, critics do not link their filmmaking back to their personal roots to the same extent. In 1980, following a personal crisis in which he almost died from a drug overdose (see Biskind, 1991/1999), Scorsese made the film widely considered his masterpiece, Raging Bull. This film both completed the formation of Scorsese’s critical reputation and marked Scorsese’s first public campaign into film preservation.

For many, the idea that Scorsese was now the uncompromising artist of his generation was established by his determination to make The Last Temptation of Christ. The praise Scorsese received just for making the film reflected back onto his previous masterpieces, especially Raging Bull. Without the controversy over The Last Temptation of Christ and the subsequent uncritical backing of the popular press that turned Scorsese into a martyred genius, it is unlikely his ascendancy to the post of greatest filmmaker of his generation would have occurred.

But after a week of shooting, Scorsese was fired from the job and replaced by Castle himself. The film was released in 1970 and has developed a significant cult following, eventually being released by the prestigious Criterion Collection DVD company. Scorsese’s comments on this incident reveal a great deal about the cultural field of filmmaking: I had been fired from The Honeymoon Killers in 1968 after one week’s shooting, and for a pretty good reason too. It was a 200-page script and I was shooting everything in master shots with no coverage because I was an artist!

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