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ScorseseWe all have filmmakers that we admire — ones that exemplify the artistry of the craft and speak to us on a deep, personal level. Well, Martin Scorsese took some time to discuss the directors whose careers he admires, namely for their boldness in taking risks narratively and cinematically. Billy Wilder, John Cassavetes, and Orson Welles, just to name a few, receive the Scorsese treatment in their own (very) short video analysis. Continue on to check them all out! More »

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Martin ScorseseIt has been over six months since Steven Spielberg and George Lucas talked about the impending doom of the current studio system. Now, another Hollywood heavyweight, director Martin Scorsese offers his opinion on cinema’s current and future state in an open letter to his daughter, originally published in the Italian magazine l’Espresso. Scorsese’s take on the future of filmmaking is that, yes, it’s surely changing, but it’s still bright and promising thanks to something that has become more the rule than the exception: low-budget filmmaking. More »

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Ever wished you could just chat with one of your filmmaking heroes, hear their thoughts on various films, and get a list of recommended viewing?  Well this comes pretty close to doing that for me.  A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies is a 4 hour documentary film produced by the BFI (British Film Institute) back in 1995.  In it Scorsese takes you through almost 70 years worth of American films, mentioning notable picks, not only for their aesthetic merit but by how they reflect cultural tensions of their day as well as changes in the art of film.  If you’re ready to watch some great stuff, discover new filmmakers, and learn something beside one of the masters of our artform, check this out: More »