October 20, 2014

Watch Martin Scorsese's Visual Mastery in This Terrific Career-Spanning Video

Martin Scorsese Gangs of New York Daniel Day-Lewis

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.     

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Simply excellent. The tribute alone is worth throwing in a bag of popcorn in the microwave and dimming down the lights for a truly cinematic experience. Well done, Mr. Gasulla ... and of course, you know, Mr. Scorsese.

October 20, 2014 at 1:12PM

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Awesome tribute indeed.
Pleasure watching.
Thank you Alexandre ( and Joe ).

October 20, 2014 at 2:59PM

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A true great

October 20, 2014 at 9:13PM

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Jamie Johnson
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Cape Fear is massively underrated.

October 20, 2014 at 10:56PM

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Henry Barnill
Director of Photography
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That was beautiful. Pumped me up. I want to go out and shoot right now.

October 21, 2014 at 2:51PM

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Franklin Carpio
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Fantastic!

October 22, 2014 at 2:46AM

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Will Gilbey
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Wow.

Bravo Alexandre. That's cinema, beautifully edited.

October 23, 2014 at 12:01AM, Edited October 23, 12:01AM

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Charlie K
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I wonder if this could be a tribute to both Scorsese and his DoPs?

November 10, 2014 at 11:39AM, Edited November 10, 11:39AM

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Indeana Underhill
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