(1.) ”THERE IS NOTHING LIKE SIMPLE. SIMPLE IS HARD !”
(2.) ”I HAVE GREAT DESIRES OF TELLING STORIES.BUT,I AM NEVER QUITE SATISFIED !”
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One of the greatest film makers of all time, Martin Scorsese with his reputed reportaire of films,has become a living legend in the world of cinema!He started his film career in the early 70s and has since been churning out movies one after another with an enviable success rate.
Martin was born in Queens,NY and had his early schooling in Bronx,NY and wanted to be a priest .Later he got enrolled at the Tisch School Of Films and did an MFA there.It was during that tenure at the NY UNIVERSITY that he started making short films and after a couple of years there he finally made his debut, ‘WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR?’ in 1973.It was modestly accepted.Then came 1976 when Martin Scorsese made ‘TAXI DRIVER’ which broke new grounds in the way film was being imagined and presented !
He collaborated with actor,ROBERT DE’ NIRO with whom Martin made as many as 8 films and the pair became great friends!He did the same with actor,LEONARDO Di Caperio.
‘MEAN STREET’ ,
‘GOODFELLAS’ , ‘THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST’ , ‘RAGING BULL’ , ‘THE COLOR OF MONEY’ , ‘THE GANGS OF NEW YORK’ , ‘THE AVIATOR’ , ‘HUGO’ , ‘THE DEPARTED’ are some of his signature movies.
Martin Scorsese often explored the themes of Italian Identity In America, The Culture Of Violence or The Dark Motifs, Major Personas From Various Fields (biopics) et.al through his films.
Biopics Is A Well Explored Genre For Scorsese (RAGING BULL, THE AVIATOR. . .etc).
His innovative ways of characterization is so powerful that audiences can’t help sympathizing even with a villian in his films !
His mastery lies in exploring the subconcious dark terrains of human psychology!
He has also a great passion for music, and in fact,as once he said,he wanted to compose music.His this passion had impelled him to do some finest documentaries dealing with famous musicians or bands.’THE LAST WALTZ’ , ‘NO DIRECTION HOME’ , ‘SHINE A MUSIC’ are some of the best documentaries that dealt with the music band(THE BAND), BOB DYLAN, ROLLING STONES respectively.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY placed MARTIN SCORSESE at 4th(FOURTH) Position in its list of 100 BEST MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
‘ESQUIRE’ Magazine placed him at 5th(FIFTH) Position in its List of 250 MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
Simply Put, MARTIN SCORSESE HAPPENS TO BE AMONGST THE TOP5 MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
His Three Masterpieces Invariably Make Places Amongst The Top 100 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME : ‘TAXI DRIVER’ , ‘GOODFELLAS’ and ‘RAGING BULL’!
He was 7 times academy nominated and won the best director for his multistarer movie,THE DEPARTED !
MARTIN SCORSESE WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 17 , 1942.TODAY HE TURNS 70.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN SCORSESE !!
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