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Scorsese hopes to adapt Dostoevsky’s ‘The Gambler’

Scorsese hopes to adapt Dostoevsky’s ‘The Gambler’

Martin Scorsese has many things: the respect of his filmmaking peers, a secure place in the pantheon of Hollywood’s great directors, and an Academy Award, to boot. He also has a lot of hobbies, including film preservation and rock music. Another is a longtime fascination with the works of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, especially his […]

The rise and fall, and rise of the American gangster movie

The rise and fall, and rise of the American gangster movie

Seemingly always en vogue, gangsters have been especially so in recent years. The grand seigneur of American cinema, Martin Scorsese, finally won his long-deserved first Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for “The Departed” in 2007. Michael Mann’s 2009 effort “Public Enemies” was a big-budget production with high-dollar stars. The HBO drama “The Sopranos” […]

James Bond Will Return

James Bond Will Return

For months, millions of fans around the globe have been wondering, ‘Will James Bond return?’ Now they can finally rejoice; his licence to kill has not been revoked. After his involuntary hiatus, the world’s most famous secret agent will make his comeback on the silver screen. According to an announcement by the producers, the long-delayed […]

Sherlock Holmes, Then and Now: A Comparative Analysis

Sherlock Holmes, Then and Now: A Comparative Analysis

Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective, Sherlock Holmes, is one of English literature’s most recognizable and enduring characters. As such, he has made more than 200 movies appearances since the inception of cinema. The master snoop had been portrayed by such luminaries as Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Christopher Plummer, Patrick Macnee, Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Lee and […]

Alone in Bad Company: A Dissection of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’

Alone in Bad Company: A Dissection of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’

Martin Scorsese has seen it all. After a two-score year long journey in which he had experienced the highs and the lows of the business, the director has frequently been hailed “America’s greatest living filmmaker” in recent years and was finally even awarded the elusive Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing for “The Departed” […]

Bond, James Bond?

Bond, James Bond?

“James Bond will return…” Fans have been reading this sentence at the end of each entry in the cinematic 007 series. But the current question is: Will the world’s most popular secret agent return this time as well?  After recent statement by producers, this has become perfectly unclear, as the 23rd film of the franchise […]

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