Martin Scorsese Essays

  • Violence In Martin Charles Scorsese

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    Christ” and “The Departed”- this is only a short list of movies which were directed by a talented Italian-American screenwriter, Martin Charles Scorsese. With more than 50 years of film directing experience, with lots of rewards, including Oskar, he remains to be one of the most influential and recognized film producers around the globe. From very young age Mr. Scorsese was very passionate about film making and at the age of 26 he already debuted in the film industry with his movie “Who's That

  • Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver

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    Martin Scorsese is an American film maker best known for his works such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas, and The Raging Bull, as well as many more (IMDb.com). One of Scorsese’s notable works is his film titled Taxi Driver. The film features Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and Cybill Shepard. Scorsese illustrates the life of an ex-marine with what would appear to be insomnia; however, it is not explicitly stated in the film. The ex-marine, Travis Bickle, becomes a taxi driver. While working long

  • The Goodfellas Film Analysis

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    Goodfellas 5/2/17 The goodfellas is a movie directed by Martin Scorsese based upon the true events of Nicholas Pileggis 1985 best-selling book, “Wiseguy.” An American crime classic this film takes place over the course over a 30 year period, filled with violent passion. It posses a witty virtuoso style that Scorcese built his famed reputation on with previous crime dramas such as mean streets. After reading Wiseguy for the first time, Scorsese immediatley contacted author Nicholas Pileggi to request

  • Treasure Of The Sierra Madre And Taxi Driver Comparison Essay

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    Of the films that I have seen of John Huston and Martin Scorsese it’s hard not to notice their similarities and numerous differences. Perhaps the most obvious comparison to make is how they use decor and costumes, both of their films, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Taxi Driver (1976), take place at the time of their release, so the costumes and settings are realistic and most importantly lived-in. How these locations are lived in are portrayed a little differently through lighting and

  • Saul Bass Research Paper

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    Daniel Griffith Mrs. Stofsick GD 1- 6p 7 November 2015 Saul Bass Saul Bass was born in New York in May eighth, 1920. He began his schooling at James Monroe high school in the Bronx and from there went on to attend classes at Brooklyn college. He started his career in Hollywood by designing the covers for Champion in 1949 and Death of a Salesman in 1951. From there he went on to design other movie covers and many other logos. Saul Bass made movie titles almost as interesting as the movies

  • Comparing Taxi Driver1, The Shining2, And Misery3

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    the films and explain where the filmmakers are successful in creating this effect. In addition, I explore how these representations can reflect a collective concerns and understandings. Taxi Driver is a 1976 drama film which was directed by Martin Scorsese, an American filmmaker who was born and raised in New York City. The film follows a Vietnam War veteran Travis Bickle(Robert de Niro) who works as a night-time New York City taxi driver while battling his mental instability.

  • 1408 Film Analysis

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    Emine Arslan Dr. Pieter Verstraete Introduction the Film Studies 227 23 November 2015 Directed by Mikael Håfström, 1408 is a movie that would contain the genres of psychology and thriller. The movie is adapted by Stephen King's short story. It is seen as a successful movie due to having many awards by many film contexts. 1408 was nominated 8 awards and won 4 It won ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Fajr Film Festival International

  • Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas

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    The story of ‘Mafia’, with all its violence, terror and internal turmoil has fascinated the Hollywood for a long while. It is no wonder then that Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas that is based on Nicholas Pileggi's bestseller Wiseguy is a cult classic. Unlike most other movies of this genre, GoodFellas does not focus on the romanticism of mafia, instead it shows the darkness inherent in that life. Through the story of Henry Hill, the protagonist of the movie played by Ray Liotta, GoodFellas explores

  • Discrimination In 'Death And The Maiden'

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    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, discrimination is the “unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.” Paulina Salas, the female protagonist of Death and the Maiden, is a character that has endured the worst discriminatory excesses of the Pinochet regime; raped and denied her political voice. While Dorfman sets his play during the transition from dictatorship, there are still signs of discrimination evident in the Escobar

  • The Film Taxi Driver

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    The film Taxi Driver is about Travis Bickle, an insomniac taxi driver that is discharged honorably from the US Marine. Travis is a lonely and unhappy being operating in the dirty New York City. Travis decides to become a taxi driver to deal with his chronic insomnia. Other than driving people at night, Travis also likes to spend time in theaters that air porn movies and he also keeps a diary of his activities. During his work, he meets a client with the name Betsy and gets infatuated with her. Betsy

  • The Nice Guys Film Techniques

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    Shane Black has casually become a genre unto himself. Before trying his hand at directing - which is also a genre unto itself, he dreamt-up (meaning he wrote them) some of the most beloved movies of all-time, such as Letha Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Last Action Hero. Okay, maybe the “most beloved movies of all-time” designation is a stretch, but that doesn’t change the fact that Black certainly has a distinct style - and as such, a legion of followers. With his directing debut, Kiss

  • Similarities Between Lord Of The Rings And Star Wars

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    Lord of the Rings and Star Wars are both brilliant films in not only mine, but many others opinions. Both, high intensity productions are made up of extremely memorable characters who are on a mission for something very important to their well-being. Both franchises have accumulated a lot of success using similar sci-fi techniques. Lord of the Rings and Star Wars take an approach on many different ideas but both have something great to offer to the public. A very broad yet, accurate similarity

  • Farewell My Concubine Film Analysis

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    Farewell My Concubine is a powerful tale of friendship, forbidden love and betrayal. The film, directed by Chen Kaige has received widespread critical and popular success around the world, tugging at the heartstrings of its many movie-goers. In accreditation to its success, the film was also nominated for two Academy Awards and had been the winner of the Palme d 'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival (Festival De Cannes, 2017). The plot follows two Beijing opera stars through decades of change in China

  • Don John Act 3 Scene 1 Analysis

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    How Does Shakespeare make the passage with Don John so Dramatic? (Act3 Scene2) In the Act 3 Scene 2 of the book “Much Ado About Nothing” Don John is planning to ruin the marriage of Claudio and Hero, (daughter of Leonato) in order to get revenge to his brother Don Pedro. This scene shows a conversation between Don Pedro and Claudio listening to Don John who is trying to convince them with a lie that Claudio should not marry Hero because she is impure and if he marries her it will be a disgrace

  • Groundhog Day Analysis

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    To live a certain day many times might be an exceptional experience for some, and it might a tiring one for others. From my perspective living a certain day many times is very beneficial because it provides a one with enough time and chances to experience and try different and new things. If I were given a chance to live a certain day of my life I would choose my birthday because it is one of happiest days of my life. While I choose to repeat that day, The main character in the Groundhog Day movie

  • Straight Outta Hortatory Films

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    Straight Outta Compton: AN OSCARWORTHY FILM How great are movies that based off a music group that is controversial and based on reality? Most motion pictures that are critically acclaimed by critics and audiences have been entered into categories for movie award shows such as the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and especially the Academy Awards. But for many reasons, some of those films that have a higher rating are not entered into some of them, like the Oscars, for instance, because most films

  • Dwayne Johnson Argumentative Essay

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    FACT: You’ll be hard pressed to identify two bigger (figuratively speaking) and brighter stars than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart. For two decades, Johnson has made a name for himself inside and outside of the squared circle of the WWE, gradually transferring his immeasurable charisma and smackdown skills to both the big and small screens. While once identified as the Scorpion King (or any number of his in-ring nicknames), Johnson has now suppressed that label and replaced it with

  • Holden Caulfield A Good Friend Analysis

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    I believe a good friend is someone who is honest, non-judgemental, and empathetic. So, would Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, qualify as a good friend? In some ways he would be a good friend, in some ways he would not. Holden Caulfield is a rebellious teenager, who doesn’t live a stable life. He is judgemental, dishonest, and apathetic. Although at times he can be kind and caring. Overall, Holden Caulfield would not make a good friend. Firstly, Caulfield

  • Amazing Act In Django Unchained

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    in the Iron Mask and so on, he appears in nomination for the best leading actor in many awarding ceremonies. Because of his active involvement in those causes, he has received praise from environmental groups. Among the accolades received were the Martin Litton Environment Award, in 2001, from Environment Now, and the Environmental Leadership Award in 2003 from Global Green USA. Of all his acting scene in his 2012 movies, Django Unchained, 2012 American revisionist Western film written and directed

  • Jazzonia Poem Analysis

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    The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice