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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 »