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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese headshot


Date of Birth:17 November 1942, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Height:5' 4" (1.63 m)

Trademarks:Often begins his films with segments taken from the middle or end of the story (Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)). [slow-motion] Makes use of slow motion techniques (e.g., Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)). Often uses diagetic music (i.e., source of music is visible on-screen) Often uses long tracking shots (His most famous is from Goodfellas (1990), following Henry Hill and his future wife Karen through the basement of the Copacabana night-club and ending up at a newly prepared table). A notoriously difficult shot to perfect, he has been dubbed by some as the "King of the Tracking Shot". Often uses freeze frames (Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), The Departed (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)). Frequently uses music by The Rolling Stones, especially the song "Gimme Shelter" (Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), The Departed (2006)). [Cameo] Cameo appearances by himself and family members like his parents, Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese. Catherine played Joe Pesci's mother in Goodfellas (1990). Frequently sets his films in New York City Unflinchingly graphic and realistic violence Frequently casts pop stars in small acting roles: Kris Kristofferson in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Clarence Clemons in New York, New York (1977), Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, and Ellen Foley, The King of Comedy (1982), Iggy Pop in The Color of Money (1986), David Bowie in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Debbie Harry and Peter Gabriel in New York Stories (1989), Marc Anthony and Queen Latifah in Bringing Out the Dead (1999), Gwen Stefani, Loudon Wainwright III, Martha Wainwright, and Rufus Wainwright in The Aviator (2004). Mark Wahlberg starred in The Departed (2006) long after ending his rapper days as "Marky Mark". Cuts his movies to the music. Frequently makes references to the work of Michael Powell. Thick black horn-rimmed glasses Thick, dark eyebrows and grey hair Though he is particular about the aesthetics of every shot, he frequently encourages improvisation in dialogue. Often when the formal end-credits song is over before the credit sequence, the remaining minute or so will have atmospheric sound footage pertaining to the movie. For instance, The Age of Innocence (1993) had sounds of a horse-drawn carriage; The Last Waltz (1978) had the Winterland audience filing out as "Greensleeves" was played on the organ; Gangs of New York (2002) had modern-day New York City traffic, and Raging Bull (1980) had sounds of Lamotta's nightclub. Often works with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Leonardo DiCaprio Most of his movies features narration (Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), The Departed (2006), Hugo (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)). Fast track-ins and track-outs Many of his films feature double-focus shots, which splice together two shots of characters in different depths in order to keep both in focus. His films often contain extraordinary levels of bad language. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) has the most uses of the f-word in a film at 569 and Casino (1995) has the fourth. Frequently uses The Rolling Stones song "Gimme Shelter" in his films. Many of his films highlight the fun and glamorous side of immoral behavior while also unflinchingly showing the ultimate cost to both the person and everyone around them Many of his films have at least one character who is known for being extremely violent, temperamental or generally unpredictable


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Directed By: Martin Scorsese Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson...
Released in UK cinemas Sunday 1st January 2017 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 161 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown


Directed By: Martin Scorsese Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 20th January 2017 Age Rating: 18 Runtime: 139 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Taxi Driver

Directed By: Martin Scorsese Starring: Robert De Niro, Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 10th February 2017 Age Rating: 18 Runtime: 114 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Directed By: Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana Starring: Randy Castillo, George Clinton, Taylor Hawkins...
Released in UK cinemas Saturday 30th September 2017 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 103 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen

Directed By: Steve Mitchell Starring: J.J. Abrams, Rick Baker, Eric Bogosian...
Released in UK cinemas Sunday 29th October 2017 Age Rating: TBC Runtime: 110 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 1 cinema on Saturday 24th February 2018. View Listings


Directed By: Alexandre O. Philippe Starring: Alan Barnette, Justin Benson, Peter Bogdanovich...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 3rd November 2017 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 91 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown
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Last update was at 08:18 23rd February 2018