“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Essential Scorsese…

Posted on April 2, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Film fans in Australia will have the chance to revisit ten classic motion pictures from Martin Scorsese on the big screen. The movies will screen at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival (June 8th -19th). The filmmaker’s electrifying and enduring collaboration with Robert De Niro, which began with Mean Streets, and included Taxi Driver, New York New York, Goodfellas, The King of Comedy, Casino, and Raging Bull (one of the performances earning De Niro an Oscar). Each are on this year’s schedule.


   The retrospective program titled Essential Scorsese: Selected by David Stratton will kick off with the Scorsese’s breakthrough feature. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, which stars Ellen Burstyn in her Academy Award-winning roles, is also on tap. His most recent flick to make the cut is The Aviator. Scorsese’s masterpiece, The Age of Innocence, will round out the program.

   Historically, box-office receipts had been dwindling since the end of World War II. It was time for a change, and an earth-shattering shift was the introduction of a new generation of directors. All were raised on the great productions of the Studio Era; filmmakers who were actually movie buffs. This new wave included Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, Brian de Palma, Bob Rafelson, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Jonathan Demme – and above all, Martin Scorsese. One of his early jobs was to edit the documentary Woodstock.

   Essential Scorsese: Selected by David Stratton brings to the Festival for the second year one of Australia’s great masters of film criticism. He will curate a selection of celluloid by one of his favorite living directors. Scorsese is widely considered one of the important cinematic craftsmen of all time. His ground-breaking films and gritty, meticulous style are essential viewing for all fans of Hollywood. Even in the land down-under.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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