Martin Scorsese


An essential introduction to one of the world’s greatest directors


Thomas Sotinel


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Overview
  • Martin Scorsese (USA, b. 1942) is among the most prolific of American directors, having made more than 25 features in a 40-year career that has seen him garner all the highest honours the film world can bestow. Since the success of Taxi Driver in 1976, which also marked the start of his long collaboration with Robert De Niro, he has continued to draw endless inspiration from his Italian-American roots in films such as Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995). A cinephile director with a strong spirit of independence, he has managed to combine making blockbusters such as Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006) and Shutter Island (2010) with more personal films on the history of cinema (A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, 1995) and music (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones). He is also admired and respected throughout the world for the tireless work of his Film Foundation in preserving America’s film heritage.



Specifications

MASTERS OF CINEMA
Essential introductions to the work of the world’s greatest directors

Comprehensive, authoritative, yet concise and accessible monographs on leading figures in the history of cinema

Organized chronologically, from the director’s earliest works to their most recent films

Clear and insightful texts written by some of the world’s most respected specialists – film critics, journalists and scholars

Richly illustrated with 100 images, including film stills, set photographs, film sequences and posters, some of which have rarely been seen before

Useful guide to the seminal films of the best directors

Includes a detailed biography, filmography and plot summaries


 

About the author(s)
Thomas Sotinel has been a journalist for French newspaper Le Monde since 1989. He is currently editor of the newspaper’s film section.


MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES

Tim Burton
Scorsese on Scorsese
Eastwood on Eastwood
Cannes Cinema
Billy Wilder
Orson Welles
Charlie Chaplin
Ingmar Bergman
Federico Fellini
Alfred Hitchcock
Clint Eastwood
David Lynch
 
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