Scorsese on Scorsese: Revised Edition

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 325 pages
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Martin Scorsese's challenging and often controversial films are a record of the most personal achievement in modern American cinema. Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Gooodfellas--these titles conjure up a world and a style of filmmaking that he has made his own, one of a savage beauty of great intensity and truth.

The interviews which make up this book chart the journey that Scorsese has taken across the years in search of new subjects to engage and absorb him, and in the process reveal a man who, like Michael Powell and Francios Truffaut, has an unbridled passion for film--a passion which is evident in every frame of his work.

This new, revised edition includes chapters on Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Age of Innocence, and other projects up to Casino, thus bringing up to date the story of America's most exciting and articulate contemporary filmmaker.

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User Review  - Sarna - LibraryThing

If it wasn't for my presentation devoted to Wharton's "The Age of Innocence" and its movie adaptation, probably I'd never pick this book up.Thankfully, this book turn out to be not only a great source ... Read full review

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User Review  - echaika - LibraryThing

excellent for what it is, but certainly not the last word on Scorsese's films and their impact on American culture as well as on movies themselves Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Ian Christie is the author of Arrows of Desire: the Films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1985, 1994) and has written and edited four other books about their work. He has organised many retrospectives and played a part in the films' restoration. He is currently Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a regular broadcaster.

David Thompson, a film scholar, has edited or co-edited several titles in the Directors on Directors series, including Scorsese on Scorsese and Levinson on Levinson.

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