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

  • An Auteristic Look At The Life Of Martin Scorsese

    1098 Words  | 5 Pages Film Theory & Criticism COMM – 3400 An Auteristic Look at the Life of Martin Scorsese Throughout the course of this paper, I will dive deeper in to what exactly defines Martin Scorsese as the talented director that he is to this date. Scorsese has made films that have pushed the boundaries, challenged the way we are supposed to view a film, and … Taxi Driver Taxi Driver was Martin Scorsese’s fifth film, and it helped elevate the careers of Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. This

  • 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

  • Historical Context Of The Film Goodfellas

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    Lies! Greed! Guilt! That’s all we get out of the mouth of Henry Hill, (Jay Liotta), a young mobster from Brooklyn, as he shows the intensity and the utter chaos of what being a mobster can do to an innocent life in Martin Scorsese’s 1990s film GoodFellas, as seen through the eyes of a young Irish-Italian boy growing up on the streets of Brooklyn. With the help of many others, such as well-known actors Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, and the famous Robert De Niro, the story comes together to create one of

  • 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

  • Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver

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    Taxi Driver is wildly accepted as Martin Scorsese's cinematic masterpiece. It's a psychological thriller jam packed with pulse pounding shots that are designed to keep the viewer guessing. The main character, Travis is a strange individual shrouded in mystery, so his story is very unpredictable. It changes from minute to minute; Scorsese designs the frames to confuse and mix up the viewer. One shot in the movie really stands out from the rest in its unusualness, though. After Travis manages to snag

  • Lobotomies In Shutter Island

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    emotions of living in an institution with the same group of people for a long period of time. In relation to Shutter Island, director Scorsese also delved into deep and comprehensive research about mental illness and treatments used in the 1950s, the time in which the film took place. In addition to include better expertise of what the treatment is like today, Scorsese also had the professional help of a psychiatric consultant from New York University, Professor James Gilligan. It appears as if directors

  • Taxi Driver Personality Disorder

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    Taxi Driver is a 1970’s movie written by Paul Schrader, directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring Robert De Niro as the main character Travis Bickle. This movie describes Travis as a schizotypal personality disorder trait who works as a cab driver in New York City. His mental illness has several thoughts including odd beliefs or magical thinking that influence behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms. Also, unusual perceptual experiences, including bodily illusions, odd thinking, and

  • Shutter Island: Severely Paranoid Schizophrenia

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    “Shutter Island” is a psychological movie released on 2010 based on Dennis Lehane's book published on 2003 under the same name as the movie. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis. The main character of this film Edward “Teddy” Daniels is a patient from the psychiatric hospital for criminals with mental disorders called Ashecliffe Hospital. Daniels has been a patient of this mental center for two years being “the most dangerous patient” in the facilities of the place

  • 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