Watch Martin Scorsese's Visual Mastery in This Terrific Career-Spanning Video
You might be thinking, Scorsese again? We know there are other filmmakers out there, but when you've got a body of work like Martin Scorsese, it's hard not to keep revisiting what he's been able to accomplish — and it's especially difficult when you like him as much as we do. This exceptional video tribute from Alexandre Gasulla (we've shared some of his work before) takes use through all of Scorsese's films (there are some spoilers and NSFW content ahead):
The video perfectly captures the energy and the emotion that Scorsese strives for with all of his films. It's really striking to see his entire filmography together in one place like this, because it gives you a chance to watch how he has progressed over the years. While the technical quality of the images has improved, the biggest thing that hasn't changed is his unique visual style which punctuates key moments of his films.
He's usually not moving the camera just because he feels like moving it, there is always a purpose. Whether it's the big sweeping moves or the snap-zooms, his films feel explosive because his camera is always pushing them forward, to the point of no return — which mirrors the characters in so many of his films. That's also one of the many consistent elements, that his movies feature people who make decisions they can't turn back from. People fall in love with his movies for many reasons, but the constantly rising stakes and characters pushing themselves to the breaking point keep you tuned in until the very last frame.