February 19, 2013 |
Martin Scorsese is an Oscar-winning director, actor, producer, film historian and film preservationist. And now he can add lecturer to his resume. The director of such classics as "The Departed," 'Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull" and "GoodFellas" has been named the 42nd Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities. The annual lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is considered the most prestigious honor the federal government can bestow for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.
December 18, 2012
Martin Scorsese has found his next film subject: Bill Clinton. The Oscar winner will produce and direct a documentary on the former president for HBO, the network announced Monday. The documentary will explore the 42nd president's perspective on history, politics and the like during his time in office and the years since - with Clinton offering his full cooperation. Scorsese's previous collaborations with HBO include "Public Speaking" and most recently, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," which won an Emmy.
November 20, 2011 |
You think you know by now what you'll get in a Martin Scorsese movie. Someone will be gothically whacked. A person's tenuous grip on reality might slip away, possibly in a mental institution. Vengeance will be doled out - with guns, knives, fists or anything else that causes great bodily injury. And a sweet orphan will search for a new family. What looks at initial inspection like Hollywood's version of a shotgun marriage - the man behind "Goodfellas," "Raging Bull," "The Departed," "Shutter Island," "Cape Fear" and "Gangs of New York" directs the 3-D family film "Hugo" - makes sense if you look closer.
February 7, 2010 |
Martin Scorsese stands out for his commitment to, and knowledge of, film history. So it's appropriate that a director steeped in Italian neo-realism, film noir and other styles would expose his "Shutter Island" cast and crew to films of the past: "Laura": Scorsese showed this Otto Preminger-directed noir from 1944 to Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, who play federal marshals. "It was the nature of Dana Andrews' behavior, his body language, and then his falling in love with a ghost," Scorsese says of the actor, who plays a police detective investigating a murder.
February 2, 2012 |
"The shot's out of focus!" Martin Scorsese would often say on the set of "Hugo," as he watched replays of scenes that had just been shot. "Wait a second," producer Graham King would say. "Your 3-D glasses aren't on. " Remembering to flip down his stereoscopic spectacles was only part of the director's education while filming "Hugo. " The director of "Taxi Driver" and "GoodFellas" had to develop a new cinematic language — one that not only accommodated 3-D cameras but also looked at the world from a child's perspective, somehow capturing the central, 12-year-old character's sense of wonder, fear and inquisitiveness.
April 7, 2008 |
Jess Manafort jokes that she was born with a "put-on-a-production" gene because, at age 4, she was already directing her parents while they were taking home movies of her. "You can see in the actual home movies, I am, like, stamping my foot, ordering them to turn my Cinderella record up loudly and telling them to move closer." And now, 21 years later, she's directing young actors -- including Amber Heard and Alexa Vega -- in her first feature film, "Remember the Daze," which opens Friday.