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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Date of Birth: Nov 17, 1942

Country: USA

Biography: After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of producer Roger Corman with his 1960s student films (including co-editing Woodstock (1970)), Scorsese directed the gritty exploiter Boxcar Bertha (1972). Mean Streets (1973) followed in 1973 and provided the benchmarks for the Scorsese style

Total Credits at Criticker: 87 (Actor), 58 (Director), 15 (Writer)

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Titles you haven't rated - Actor (87) | Director (58) | Writer (15)

    Pretend It's a City (2021)
    Wander the New York City streets and fascinating mind of wry writer, humorist and raconteur Fran Lebowitz as she sits down with Martin Scorsese.
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    The Movies (2019)
    The Movies (2019) - TV Series
    A look at the history of movies and their impact on our culture. (imdb)
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    Behind the White Glasses (2017)
    It is a musical portrait that shines a spotlight on unknown aspects of the creative, visionary and groundbreaking talent of filmmaker and writer, Lina Wertmüller.
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    Spielberg (2017)
    Spielberg (2017) - TV Movie
    A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg. (imdb)
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    Lumière! (2016)
    A collection of restored prints from the Lumière Brothers.
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    Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
    Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut\'s 1966 book \"Cinema According to Hitchcock\" influenced their work. (imdb)
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    The Audition (2015)
    The Audition (2015) - Short Film
    A short film promoting the opening of Melco-Crown's movie-themed resort and casino in Macau. (imdb)
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    This is Orson Welles (2015)
    A portrait of the great film maker Orson Welles, with interviews with himself, his daughter and other film personalities. [IMDB]
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    Life Itself (2014)
    In 2013, we lost Roger Ebert--arguably the nation's best-known and most influential movie critic. Based on his memoir of the same name, Life Itself recounts Ebert's fascinating and flawed journey--from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer Prize winner, to television household name, to the miracle of finding love at 50, and finally his "third act" as a major voice on the Internet when he could no longer physically speak. (magpictures.com)
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    Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)
    Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker...
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    One Direction: This Is Us (2013)
    A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. (imdb)
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    Seduced and Abandoned (2013)
    An exploration of several interconnected subjects: The Cannes Film Festival, cinema art, money, glamor and death. (imdb)
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    Trespassing Bergman (2013)
    In the mid 1960s Swedish director Ingmar Bergman built a house on the remote island of Fårö. Throughout his life, the exact location of the house was a well-guarded secret. Here Bergman lived and shot some of his seminal films until his death in 2007. In TRESPASSING BERGMAN the audience is taken to the house together with directors such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Claire Denis, Michael Haneke and others, to tell the story of Bergman, his island and some of his most central films. (ffm-montreal.org)
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    Milius (2013)
    A look at the life of filmmaker,John Milius. (imdb)
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    John Ford & Monument Valley (2013)
    John Wayne, Henry Fonda and James Stewart discuss working with John Ford
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    Side By Side (2012)
    The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (imdb)
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    Bad 25 (2012)
    Spike Lee pays tribute to Michael Jackson's Bad on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the epochal album, offering behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson recording the album and interviews with confidants, musicians, choreographers, and such music-world superstars as Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Cee Lo Green and Mariah Carey. (tiff.net)
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    Casting By (2012)
    The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood (imdb)
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    Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
    Independent film maverick. Trailblazing writer/director who takes chances with style and script. Inspirational humanist. Box-office success. Indie filmmaker from the 1970s or 1990s? No--Roger Corman! (mubi.com)
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    Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
    With unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide follows the film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate biography. Beginning with Allen's childhood the film chronicles the trajectory and longevity of Allen's career, from his work as a TV scribe, standup comedian and frequent TV talk show guest, to a writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. (PBS)
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    Kurosawa's Way (2011)
    Eleven major filmmakers from Europe, Asia and America talk about Akira Kurosawa and explore some ways on which he influenced their own work. (imdb)
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    Stones in Exile (2010)
    In the spring of 1971 the Rolling Stones reluctantly departed the UK to take up residence in France
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    Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2010)
    A documentary that looks at how early filmmaking influenced the Cubist painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque
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    ...Men filmen ar min alskarinna (2010)
    Guided by Liv Ullmann and with commentaries from a number of prominent filmmakers for whom Bergman is and remains an important influence - such as Woody Allen, Olivier Assayas, Bernardo Bertolucci, Arnaud Desplechin, John Sayles, Martin Scorsese and Lars von Trier, the film provides a vivid portrait of the artist who in each new project found a challenge for himself and for the people he worked with - both actors and colleagues behind the camera. (imdb)
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    Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
    In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus.
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    A Letter to Elia (2010)
    Filmmaking legend Martin Scorsese explains how seeing the films of Elia Kazan as a kid and young man taught him that the cinema could be an expression of his own life and issues. The filmmaker uses copious clips from Kazan's work in order to paint an autobiographical portrait on the power of movies. (Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide)
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    The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009)
    One hour documentary about main characteristics and elements about Hitchcock's cinema focussing in Warner movies: Strangers on a Train, North by Northwest, Suspicion, I Confess, The Wrong Man, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Dial M for Murder.
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    Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & the Movies (2008)
    Documentary portrays the saga of how Italian Americans went from being outsiders who were stereotyped as gangsters in American movies to insiders in Hollywood who took control of their own stories. Interviews, film clips and home movies from Italian American filmmakers highlight personal experiences and comment on Hollywood's politics and cultural impact. (imdb)
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    Notes on an American Film Director at Work (2008)
    Filmmaker Jonas Mekas follows his friend Martin Scorsese and his cast and crew through various locations during the shooting of his film The Departed, released in 2006. (imdb)
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    Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)
    As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before... (imdb)
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    The Key to Reserva (2007)
    The Key to Reserva: Scorcese films a "lost" Hitchcock script. A briliant advertisement and a complex homage to Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Hermmann. (YouTube)
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    Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)
    Academy Award nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished composer Philip Glass as he interacts with a number of friends and collaborators, including Chuck Close, Ravi Shankar and Martin Scorsese. (imdb)
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    Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
    Documentary about the career of legendary insult comic, Don Rickles. (supergloo)
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    Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007)
    Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. (imdb)
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    Painting with Light (2007)
    An examination of the great advances in cinematography achieved by Jack Cardiff. (imdb)
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    Refuge (2005)
    Since the beginning of the 20th Century, Westerners have been traveling to the East in search of spiritual wisdom. By the 1950's Eastern meditation masters were coming to the West and establishing meditation centers here. This film is the story of those journeys, East and West, towards refuge. The story of Refuge is told by a series of first time interviews with renowned filmmakers who have made major motion pictures about Buddhism and by accomplished Tibetan masters who have established themselves here, in the West. (Refuge Film)
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    The Eye of the Beholder (2005)
    A series of interviews about the film Peeping Tom. It includes a rare interview with Karlheinz Böhm talking about his role and its subsequent effect on him. (imdb)
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    White Heat: Top of the World (2005)
    "White Heat: Top of the World" (16 minutes) features interviews with filmmakers, critics, and theorists, including Martin Scorsese and Alain Silver, in which they discuss the film's themes, James Cagney's role, and the characters of Cody, Ma, and Cody's wife Verna, played by Virginia Mayo. (amazon.com)
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    Beer and Blood: Enemies of the Public (2005)
    This documentary is featured on the Warner Brothers DVD for _Public Enemy, The (1931), released in 2005. (imdb)
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    Little Caesar: End of Rico, Beginning of the Antihero (2005)
    This documentary is featured on Warner Brothers' DVD for Little Caesar, released in 2005.
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    The Roaring Twenties: The World Moves On (2005)
    This documentary is featured on Warner Brothers' DVD for The Roaring Twenties (1939), released in 2005.
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    By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Malcolm X' (2005)
    This documentary is featured on the "Two-Disc Special Edition" for MALCOLM X (1992), released in 2005. (imdb)
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    Shark Tale (2004)
    Oscar is a fast-talking little fish whose big dreams have a habit of landing him in hot water. Lenny is a great white shark with a sensitive side and a secret - he's a vegetarian. When a great white lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and the truth about Lenny makes him an outcast, the two become the most unlikely of friends.
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    The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
    A look into the evolution, importance and current role of film editors. (doctor7)
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    The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004)
    Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history. (imdb)
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    Scorsese on Scorsese (2004)
    Director Martin Scorsese discusses his life growing up in Manhattan and his filmmaking career. (imdb)
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    A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope (2004)
    The story about the beginnings of Francis Ford Coppola's production company American Zoetrope and it's try to change the Hollywood system.
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    Filming for Your Life: Making 'After Hours' (2004)
    The making of Martin Scorsese's cult film "After Hours" is discussed by the director himself, Griffin Dunne, editor Thelma Schoonmaker and producer Amy Robinson, almost 20 years later of its release. They share stories about the movie's inception, the filming process and curious behind the scenes stories about the movie. (imdb)
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    Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004)
    Documentary about the legendary American film director from his introduction to the film industry in its early years to his death in 1959. (imdb)
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    Tanner on Tanner (2004)
    "Everybody's Making Pictures," observes Martin Scorsese in this sly sequel to Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau's Emmy Award-winning satirical miniseries, Tanner '88. Sixteen years after Jack Tanner (Michael Murphy) ran for president, his filmmaker daughter Alex (Cynthia Nixon) is making a documentary about her dad's dark horse campaign. At least, that's the plan - until a disastrous screening sends Alex back to the drawing board, and on to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. (jddempst)
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    The Filmmaker and the Labyrinth (2004)
    A documentary looking at the life and films of Francesco Rosi.
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    Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)
    Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin.
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    A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
    For American cinema, the 1970s was an era during which a new generation of filmmakers created work for a new kind of audience. In this documentary, pioneering writers, directors and actors talk about the times, their films and their colleagues. (IFC Films)
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    Discovering Treasure: The Story of the Treasure of the Sierra Madre (2003)
    Documentary on John Huston's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948).
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    Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
    The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (imdb)
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    Roberto Rossellini: Frammenti e battute (2001)
    Documentary about master director Roberto Rossellini, who tells details of his life and childhood and visits the places where he has lived and shot some of his most famous movies.
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    Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
    Surrounded by the injured and the dying, EMS paramedic Frank is dwelling in an urban night-world, crumbling under the accumulated weight of too many years of saving and losing lives. The film follows Frank over the course of fifty-six hours in his life as he reaches the very brink of spiritual collapse and redemption.
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    The Muse (1999)
    What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, albeit reluctantly, whatever price it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her advice gets him going again on a sure-fire script. However, this is not the limit of her help, she also gets the writer's wife (MacDowell) going on her own bakery enterprise, much to the chagrin of Brooks, who has already had to make many personal sacrifices for his own help. (imdb)
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    My Voyage to Italy (1999)
    "I saw these movies. They had a powerful effect on me. You should see them." That's Martin Scorsese's message for this doc.
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    Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)
    Documentary about Frank Capra.
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    Obsessed with Vertigo (1997)
    A documentary about the making and restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece "Vertigo". Narrated by Roddy McDowall, with behind-the-scenes talk from Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Bumstead, Robert A. Harris, Patricia Hitchcock, James C. Katz, Kim Novak, Peggy Robertson and Martin Scorsese. Brings fresh perspective, not just to the film and the director, but to the Fifties Hollywood as well. (imdb)
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    The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera (1996)
    In a documentary about Samuel Fuller, the spectator gets different impressions about the Hollywood director and his films. The film is divided into the three sections: The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera. The first segment covers Fuller's past as a newsman where he began as a copy boy and ended as a reporter. Part two describes Fuller's experiences in World War II, in which he participated as a soldier. The last section focuses on Fuller as director... (imdb)
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    Search and Destroy (1995)
    A would-be movie producer (Griffin Dunne) strives to convince a self-help guru (Dennis Hopper) to let him film his book. As the guru is only interested in money, the producer solicits the help of a shady businessman (Christopher Walken) and the guru's own secretary (Ileana Douglas), who wants to write movie scripts (a horror story about brain-scraping monsters). (imdb)
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    The Making of an Englishman (1995)
    A personal documentary by the grandsons of Emeric Pressburger who created some of the classics of the British cinema. They retrace his journey in exile from Hungary and five other European countries, arriving in England in 1935, interviewing his friends and colleagues and using home movies, diary extracts and film clips.
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    Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)
    Documentary exploring the career of noted film directer William A. Wellman. (imdb)
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    Quiz Show (1994)
    An idealistic young lawyer (Rob Morrow) working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focusses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempel (John Turturro), a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), the patrician scion of one of America's leading literary families. Based on a true story. (imdb)
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    I Know Where I'm Going! Revisited (1994)
    Nancy Franklin' was so overwhelmed by the film 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945) that she traveled from New York to the Western Isles of Scotland to see the places where it was made and to find out more about the people who made it. This documentary retraces her steps on a subsequent visit. (imdb)
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    The Making of 'My Fair Lady' (1994)
    This 30th anniversary documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of My Fair Lady... (imdb)
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    The Age of Innocence (1993)
    Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer star in a ravishing romance about three wealthy 1870s New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle. (Sony)
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    Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
    David Merrill (Robert DeNiro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on Un-American Activities and he is unable to work until cleared. (imdb)
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    The Grifters (1990)
    When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless confidence artists playing the con game in a league far above Roy ... and always looking for their next victim. The question soon becomes who's conning who as Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust. (Miramax)
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    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
    A collection of tales based upon the dreams of Kurosawa.
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    Round Midnight (1986)
    Paris, 1959. The tenor sax player who has just been booked at the Blue Note was once known as one of the greats... (imdb)
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    Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg (1986)
    Documentary about the career of director David Cronenberg, with clips from his films and interviews with friends, colleagues, film critics and Cronenberg himself. (imdb)
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    American Masters (1985)
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    Anna Pavlova (1983)
    The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's Ballet in Paris and in London. Anna Pavlova eventually formed her own troupe. She made a successful world tour together with Viktor d'Andre, who was her husband and manager. (imdb)
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    Raging Bull (1980)
    When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter portrayed in this Martin Scorsese film by Robert De Niro. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone... (imdb)
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    Il pap'occhio (1980)
    The Pope (Manfred Freyburger) is disturbed by the fact that today's youth are not as spiritually inclined as they should be, and so he decides to set up a Vatican television station and entice them back into the religion of their ancestors. (moviefone.com)
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    The Last Waltz (1978)
    A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (imdb)
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    American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)
    American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince is a 1978 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. Its subject is Scorsese's friend Steven Prince, best known for his small role as Easy Andy, the gun salesman in Taxi Driver. Prince is a raconteur telling wild stories about his life as an ex-drug addict and a road manager for Neil Diamond. Scorsese intersperses home movies of Prince as a child as he talks about his family.
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    Taxi Driver (1976)
    A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out. (IMDB.com)
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    Mean Streets (1973)
    A small-time hood struggles to succeed on the "mean streets" of Little Italy. (imdb)
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    Martin Scorsese: Back on the Block (1973)
    Director Martin Scorsese revisits his hometown, Lower East Side (Little Italy), New York City with old friends Joseph Morale and Robert Uricola. The town and people on which Mean Streets was based.
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    Boxcar Bertha (1972)
    During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.
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    Directed by John Ford (1971)
    Interviewing some of Ford's most frequent collaborators, Bogdanovich examines the life and films of one of America's greatest directors.
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    Street Scenes (1970)
    In the late Spring of 1970, nationwide protests against the war in Vietnam focused in the Wall Street area of New York City and ultimately in a major anti-war demonstration in Washington, D.C... (imdb)
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