Admiration & Inspiration,
only two nouns for a magnificiant director: Martin Scorsese.

Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian-American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, and the violence endemic in American society. Although he has received much critical acclaim he has never won an Academy Award despite numerous nominations. Scorsese is widely considered one of the most significant and influential of post-war American film makers.


My list of the best Scorsese Movies


Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese

Scorsese's direction by now was highly accomplished, using jump cuts, expressionist lighting, point of view shots and slow motion to reflect the protagonist's heightened psychological awareness. However Taxi Driver's immense power was due in part to Robert De Niro's intense lead performance. The film co-starred Jodie Foster in a highly controversial role as a child prostitute, and Harvey Keitel as her pimp, Sport Matthew.

The National board of review honours Scorsese's last movie The Departed.

Andrew Lau, the co-director of Infernal Affairs, who was interviewed by Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily on October 9, 2006, said Of course I think the version I made is better, but the Hollywood version is pretty good too. Scorsese made the Hollywood version more attuned to American culture. Many Asians see the reason for a Hollywood version as necessary because of Hollywood and American's aversion to seeing Asian males in dramatic, non-stereotypical roles. Andy Lau, one of the main actors in Infernal Affairs, when asked about how the movie compares to the original, said: The Departed was too long and it felt as if Hollywood had combined all three Infernal Affairs movies together.



Martin Scorsese