Posts tagged as: Martin Scorsese

Video: Amazing Steadicam work in ‘Hugo’

Video: Amazing Steadicam work in ‘Hugo’

Martin Scorsese and Larry McConkey are masters of their crafts. The former is arguably the greatest living director. The latter is one of the world’s foremost Steadicam operators. Their collaborations have produced some of the most famous and dazzling works in cinema, including the office scene in “After Hours” and the famed Copacabana one-shot in […]

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 […]

Surprises in Taxi Driver

Surprises in Taxi Driver

Despite their renown, some famous films are able to surprise new generations of filmgoers. A first-time viewer of The Graduate might only know of the character of Mrs. Robinson, familiar from the Simon and Garfunkel song written specifically for the film. The name and song have also been used as shorthand in other movies involving […]

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” […]

TMA’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

TMA’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time

You will not like something about this list.  In your mind, undeserving inclusions and unthinkable omissions probably abound.  That is as it should be.  Film, for all the scholarship, expertise and pretense that surrounds it, remains, like all art, firmly subjective.  Feel free to tell us what we missed, what we misplaced, or congratulate us on a […]

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” […]

Dennis Hopper Dead at 74

Dennis Hopper Dead at 74

Hollywood screen legend, Dennis Hopper, known as one of Tinseltown’s most creative and versatile bad boys died Saturday from complications due to prostate cancer, a friend of the actor told Reuters. Hopper was 74. The rebellious actor, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic “Easy Rider,” died at his suburban Los […]

De Niro, Scorsese to Reunite for Two-Part Film, “The Irishman”

De Niro, Scorsese to Reunite for Two-Part Film, “The Irishman”

In a recent interview with MTV to promote his Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro revealed some interesting details about a project he’s currently working on with long-time friend and collaborator, Martin Scorsese. The project is called “The Irishman” and may draw from one of Scorsese’s main influences, Frederico Fellini: “It’s based on a book […]

Video: How to Watch a Martin Scorsese Film

Video: How to Watch a Martin Scorsese Film

Martin Scorsese is not only our greatest living director, but is perhaps our greatest living film historian.  His movies are not only brilliant probes into the depths of the human condition, but are astute and articulate commentaries on film itself.  From “Who’s That Knocking at My Door” to “Shutter Island” Scorsese’s films have challenged the […]

TMA FilmCast #28 – Shutter Island, The Crazies

TMA FilmCast #28 – Shutter Island, The Crazies

What happens when Martin Scorsese, the master of personal, gritty, nuanced filmmaking decides to make a schlocky, B-movie-style, psychological thriller? You get a delicately constructed, multi-layered ode to the classics of Hollywood cinema, of course.   Hitchcock, Kubrick and all the greatest elements of the noirs and suspense pictures of the 1940s and 50s are […]

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