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 Research Paper

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    October 2015 Martin Scorsese ? An Italian Odyssey Throughout Martin Scorsese?s teen years, he has watched movies with his father to bond with him because they both shared together their love for cinema. They watched Italian films in particular because they loved the emotions captured in each and every film. Marty loved going to the theater and before he paid attention to the names of directors, he would draw out storyboards of his own ideas and concluded it with, ?directed and produced by Martin Scorsese

  • 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 ( 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

  • Compare And Contrast Goodfellas And The Departed

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    Scorsese Essay Two of the most noteworthy movies of the organized crime variety were directed by the same talented man, Martin Scorsese. Goodfellas and The Departed are both classics in their own right. However, if I was ever forced to choose the better of the two, then I would have to elect Goodfellas as the winner. Goodfellas’ use of camera, freeze frame, and music makes it superior. My favorite scene out of both movies is the one where Karen threatens to kill Henry in Goodfellas. What makes

  • Goodfellas Film Analysis

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    (Tommy DeVito), Paul Sorvino (Paul Cicero), and promising stars like Ray Liotta (Henry Hill) and Lorraine Bracco (Karen Hill), attracted numerous Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. That type of cast power, linked with the signature talent of Martin Scorsese as a director, made for cinematic gold. Unquestionably, the actors and actresses did an excellent job augmenting the verisimilitude of this film and compelling audiences to empathize with their characters. But the cinematography in this film plays

  • Compare And Contrast Gangs Of New York And Goodfellas

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    The films Gangs of New York and Goodfellas both directed by Martin Scorsese and are based in New York, the former in the 1860's and the latter in 1960's. Scorsese is known for directing gangster films with an historical accuracy. Gangs of New York was based on an era rather than a specific person's story. He took some artistic liberties with dates and personalities but based the story around characters known in the gang rings in the 1860's. Goodfellas however is based on a true life story of Henry

  • 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

  • Compare And Contrast Casino And Goodfellas

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    Goodfellas versus Casino The gangster genre of films was made popular early on in American film history with the development of sound (White 35). Some of them stick out in cinema history such as Goodfellas and Casino, both directed by Martin Scorsese. The audience discovers how greed for the ultimate American dream can tear apart the things that truly matter in life. In terms of quality, there is a lot of debate of which movie is the better view. Goodfellas appears to win the argument for the most

  • How Is Goodfellas Related To The Mob Film Genre

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    Goodfellas’ cultural significance and its relationship to society. Mob genre films also known as gangster films, have been on the big screen from the get go of American cinema. When I think of gangster genre, I think of Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese. Believed to be one of the greatest gangster films and even one of the greatest films ever made. Goodfellas utilizes main conventions in the genre, yet adds a twist to the film. This twist pulls the viewer in because it’s not like an ordinary

  • 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

  • Steven Spielberg: The Most Memorable Director

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    Steven Spielberg is an American director whose had countless top grossing films and captured the attention of American audiences. “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, “Saving Private Ryan” and 42 more films have been directed by Spielberg and have been credited with countless awards. Spielberg has worked with award winning actors, used groundbreaking technology, and is even considered to be the father of the New Hollywood Era. As a child Steven would film things like family events and occasions and soon went

  • Blood Brothers Play Analysis

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    The Gateway Academy Drew Wooderson Blood Brothers Unit 2 Blood Brothers is a play that is made and wrote by Willy Russell There are lots of characters in blood brothers such as Mrs Lyons, Mr Lyons, Mrs Johnston, Sammy Johnston, Edward Lyons and Linda. All of these characters play a big role in the play for example mickey and Edward are set as eight year old kids and Sammy is set as a ten year old, Linda likes to tag along and hang around with the boys, we portrayed them by using good

  • Changeling Film Analysis

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    Changeling is a 2008 film based on an old American crime story called the “Wineville Chicken Coop Murders,” directed by auteur director, Clint Eastwood. In the film, Angelina Jolie plays the main role of 1920s single mother, Christine Collins, who relentlessly pursues the search of her son, once he is discovered to be missing. Reinterpreting the true story, Eastwood takes the audience of the film on the search with Mrs. Collins, steering her to unfold the true corruption and abusive authority of

  • Friel's Presentation Of Kate In Dancing At Luughnasa

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    With reference to the way Friel presents Kate in the extract and elsewhere in the play, show how far you agree that Kate controls the rest of the family. I agree that Friel presents Kate as being in control of the rest of the family throughout the entirety of Dancing at Lughnasa. Kate is presented as the head of the household, having looked after her siblings since their parents died. Michael’s opening monologue describes her as “a national schoolteacher”, a job associated with having authority

  • Manipulation Of Language In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

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    Facts and Fiction: A Manipulation of Language in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood English is a fascinating and riveting language. Subtle nuances and adjustments can easily change the understanding of a literary work—a technique many authors employ in order to evoke a desired response from their readers. This method is used especially in In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, a literary work which details a true event about the murders of four members of the Clutter family in the small community of Holcomb

  • Critique Of The Movie 'Awakenings'

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    Kent Alphard Abrod Ms.Peggy Anne Elmira Lunar Movie Critique of “Awakenings” Awakenings is the most emotionally moving film I have ever seen. It delves deeply into one of the worst human fears, losing the ability to move and function, but it's never forced or manipulative, and there's no heavy-handed message or moral. The cunning director who made the film was Penny Marshall. It was made in the date December 22