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The Martin Scorsese Thread - 2/7/2009 1:27:48 AM   
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I was looking around and there was no thread dedicated to one of American cinemas masters and one of my favourite directors Marty Scorsese, the guy that made some of the most awesome movies and was shamefully overlooked at the oscars till 2006 as we all know, finally recieved the oscar for his movie The Departed which was fucking awesome and deserved to win anyway even though many people think it was a sympathy thing from the academy towards Marty.
I havent seen all his movies but I have seen enough good ones to make land a place in my top 10 directors list.
heres my favourites of his so far...

1) Goodfellas
2) Raging Bull
3) The Departed
4) Cape Fear
5) Mean Streets

... if you're wondering wheres Taxi Driver, Casino etc, I havent seen them yet, Im waiting for Taxi Driver to come out on Blu-Ray and I own Casino on DVD but still havent got around to watching it.

With the release of Shutter Island coming really soon, I thought I'd have a Scorsese marathon a week before the release.

What do you all think of his style, his movies, his love for The Rolling Stones??

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 5/7/2009 11:27:41 AM   
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What do you all think of his style, his movies, his love for The Rolling Stones??


Who doesn't love the rolling stones. Taxi Driver is my favourite film and is the greatest film ever made. Scorsese is an overlooked genius. People tend to perfer Spielberg because his films are not as difficult as Scorsese's. The man is God.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 5/7/2009 6:31:51 PM   
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I cant wait for Shutter Island it does look promising, just watched Casino last night for the first time and yes 5/5, De Niro and Pesci on top form just like they were in Goodfellas, and Stone's performance was great as well, which is a good thing because I'd given up on her as an actress after watching Basic Instinct 2.





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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 5/7/2009 7:13:35 PM   
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I cant wait for Shutter Island it does look promising, just watched Casino last night for the first time and yes 5/5, De Niro and Pesci on top form just like they were in Goodfellas, and Stone's performance was great as well, which is a good thing because I'd given up on her as an actress after watching Basic Instinct 2.






Am i the only person who liked that film.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 6/7/2009 8:52:47 AM   
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No i meant basic instinct 2

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 6/7/2009 1:10:33 PM   
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Thank god he's no longer working with Harvey Weinstein (see gangs of new york). Scorsese will get to edit his own films now.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 6/7/2009 1:16:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MI Cruise

I was looking around and there was no thread dedicated to one of American cinemas masters and one of my favourite directors Marty Scorsese, the guy that made some of the most awesome movies and was shamefully overlooked at the oscars till 2006 as we all know, finally recieved the oscar for his movie The Departed which was fucking awesome and deserved to win anyway even though many people think it was a sympathy thing from the academy towards Marty.
I havent seen all his movies but I have seen enough good ones to make land a place in my top 10 directors list.
heres my favourites of his so far...

1) Goodfellas
2) Raging Bull
3) The Departed
4) Cape Fear
5) Mean Streets

... if you're wondering wheres Taxi Driver, Casino etc, I havent seen them yet, Im waiting for Taxi Driver to come out on Blu-Ray and I own Casino on DVD but still havent got around to watching it.

With the release of Shutter Island coming really soon, I thought I'd have a Scorsese marathon a week before the release.

What do you all think of his style, his movies, his love for The Rolling Stones??


I just re read your opening post. The Departed and Cape fear above mean streets? WTF, even Scorsese doesn't like Cape fear. Also have you not watched the King of Comedy? becaause that should be in the top 5.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 6/7/2009 1:17:13 PM   
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How could you like Basic Instinct 2 it was absolute bollocks, when I first watched the first movie people were slagging it off but when I did watch it, it was a really well structured thriller, Basic Instinct 2 takes away that mystery and replaces it with a dumb story thats always eager to get to the sex.
If Paul Verhoeven directed the second then perhaps things might have been different.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 6/7/2009 1:20:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: greenwood11491


quote:

ORIGINAL: MI Cruise

I was looking around and there was no thread dedicated to one of American cinemas masters and one of my favourite directors Marty Scorsese, the guy that made some of the most awesome movies and was shamefully overlooked at the oscars till 2006 as we all know, finally recieved the oscar for his movie The Departed which was fucking awesome and deserved to win anyway even though many people think it was a sympathy thing from the academy towards Marty.
I havent seen all his movies but I have seen enough good ones to make land a place in my top 10 directors list.
heres my favourites of his so far...

1) Goodfellas
2) Raging Bull
3) The Departed
4) Cape Fear
5) Mean Streets

... if you're wondering wheres Taxi Driver, Casino etc, I havent seen them yet, Im waiting for Taxi Driver to come out on Blu-Ray and I own Casino on DVD but still havent got around to watching it.

With the release of Shutter Island coming really soon, I thought I'd have a Scorsese marathon a week before the release.

What do you all think of his style, his movies, his love for The Rolling Stones??


I just re read your opening post. The Departed and Cape fear above mean streets? WTF, even Scorsese doesn't like Cape fear. Also have you not watched the King of Comedy? becaause that should be in the top 5.


Yes I've seen the King of Comedy, and it was a really good film if I did a Scorsese top 10 then it would be there.
When I watched Mean Streets I wasnt really in the mood for a flick like that so I was only half paying attention but I liked what I saw, I need to give it a rewatch Asda have the DVD for 2.
I havent seen all of Scorsese's movies and theres some good ones I havent seen yet but Im trying to get them all on DVD so I watch the all in chronological order before the release of Shutter Island.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 6/7/2009 2:33:04 PM   
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How could you like Basic Instinct 2 it was absolute bollocks, when I first watched the first movie people were slagging it off but when I did watch it, it was a really well structured thriller, Basic Instinct 2 takes away that mystery and replaces it with a dumb story thats always eager to get to the sex.
If Paul Verhoeven directed the second then perhaps things might have been different.


I enjoyed basic instinct two as a throw away thriler.And it has one of my favourite ever lines in a film 'even Oedipus didn't see his mother coming'.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 9/7/2009 11:28:19 PM   
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Saw the Trailer for his latest today, while he's way past his best, this one did look like a step in a different and bold direction.  I can see an outstanding supporting cast, it's just a case of if Leo can pull his part off at the heart of the film, i suspect based on the trailer he maybe the weak link.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 10/7/2009 12:40:48 AM   
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Whether leo's performance is crappy or not it doesnt matter this movie is still going to do great business even more so now that Scorsese has got his first oscar, I can see this movie getting a few oscar nods to.
Michelle williams looks good judging from the trailer.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 10/7/2009 12:50:32 AM   
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I love Martin Scorsese. The man is a genius and America's greatest living director. He has a unique style but never substitutes substance for style.. His films have both in bucket-loads!

My Top 10:-

Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Mean Streets
Goodfellas
King Of Comedy
Life Lessons
The Aviator
After Hours
Casino
Bringing Out The Dead

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 10/7/2009 1:01:55 AM   
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I love Martin Scorsese. The man is a genius and America's greatest living director. He has a unique style but never substitutes substance for style.. His films have both in bucket-loads!

My Top 10:-

Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Mean Streets
Goodfellas
King Of Comedy
Life Lessons
The Aviator
After Hours
Casino
Bringing Out The Dead



Well that explains your user name

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 10/7/2009 8:19:13 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bickle

I love Martin Scorsese. The man is a genius and America's greatest living director. He has a unique style but never substitutes substance for style.. His films have both in bucket-loads!

My Top 10:-

Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Mean Streets
Goodfellas
King Of Comedy
Life Lessons
The Aviator
After Hours
Casino
Bringing Out The Dead



Well that explains your user name


I actually just love Branston Pickle

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 23/7/2009 12:40:45 PM   
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Man, for a Scorcese thread, the discussion here is very dry, and in no way deserving of such a great, influetial talent.

Of course, like everybody, I love Taxi Driver, Casino, Goodfellas, etc.

But perhaps my personal favourite film from the masteri s After Hours. I love the "feel" and theme derived from the picture. The "after hours" of New York. Whenever I spend a night in brick lane, London, I get that vibe and it feels so good.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 23/7/2009 4:57:06 PM   
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Man, for a Scorcese thread, the discussion here is very dry, and in no way deserving of such a great, influetial talent.

Of course, like everybody, I love Taxi Driver, Casino, Goodfellas, etc.

But perhaps my personal favourite film from the masteri s After Hours. I love the "feel" and theme derived from the picture. The "after hours" of New York. Whenever I spend a night in brick lane, London, I get that vibe and it feels so good.


I think that the king of comedy has got the same feel and that's why i love both of those films.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 23/7/2009 5:33:21 PM   
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I love the man's movies so much. There is no one else in Hollywood who can provide filmmaking that is a brilliant mixture of superb editing, wonderful photography and brilliant direction of actors. Some directors are great at visuals, some are great at working with actors, others are good at action sequences, but the guy is good at everything, nearly all aspects of his films are masterclasses, be it cutting, lighting or coaxing a performance.

For the record my top three are;

1-Goodfellas
2-The Departed (it was the first of his movies I saw on the big screen, so that's why it's up this high)
3-Raging Bull

The only dissapointment I can level at him is Gangs of New York, incredibly dissapointed with it, especially coming after a superb opening ten minutes which lulled me into thinking it was going to be better than what it was going to be.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 23/7/2009 6:05:51 PM   
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What do you all think of his style, his movies, his love for The Rolling Stones??


Who doesn't love the rolling stones. Taxi Driver is my favourite film and is the greatest film ever made. Scorsese is an overlooked genius. People tend to perfer Spielberg because his films are not as difficult as Scorsese's. The man is God.


No he's not - he is a huge american hit and anybody serious about film or even interested in film knows about marty - he got nods for lots of his films just the academy are a bit dumb.


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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 23/7/2009 9:01:39 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: MI Cruise

What do you all think of his style, his movies, his love for The Rolling Stones??


Who doesn't love the rolling stones. Taxi Driver is my favourite film and is the greatest film ever made. Scorsese is an overlooked genius. People tend to perfer Spielberg because his films are not as difficult as Scorsese's. The man is God.


No he's not - he is a huge american hit and anybody serious about film or even interested in film knows about marty - he got nods for lots of his films just the academy are a bit dumb.



Did I say he was overlooked? But people do still perfer spielberg because of the popcorn nature of his films.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 23/7/2009 9:56:33 PM   
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Speaking of Overlooking things...

One of the films I always feel is overlooked of his is Last Temptation of Christ

Hardly any attention is given to it when talking about Scorsese, but it may be one of my personal favourites of silver mogul

On the subject of Shutter Island, I think it's a very brave step in a new direction for Scorsese, it's good to see that even after a 40-odd year career a film maker can move in a new direction with his work. From the trailer, it looks very very un-Scorsese. It looks like he's taking a bit of a risk here but I love Scorsese when he tries to be un-Scorsese.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 24/7/2009 2:37:02 PM   
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Speaking of Overlooking things...

One of the films I always feel is overlooked of his is Last Temptation of Christ

Hardly any attention is given to it when talking about Scorsese, but it may be one of my personal favourites of silver mogul

On the subject of Shutter Island, I think it's a very brave step in a new direction for Scorsese, it's good to see that even after a 40-odd year career a film maker can move in a new direction with his work. From the trailer, it looks very very un-Scorsese. It looks like he's taking a bit of a risk here but I love Scorsese when he tries to be un-Scorsese.


Probably because it is his most controversial films - it definitely splits audiences unlike any of his other works. I would say that i like it but i don't think it is in his top 5...


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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 24/7/2009 7:24:34 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Oddward

Speaking of Overlooking things...

One of the films I always feel is overlooked of his is Last Temptation of Christ

Hardly any attention is given to it when talking about Scorsese, but it may be one of my personal favourites of silver mogul

On the subject of Shutter Island, I think it's a very brave step in a new direction for Scorsese, it's good to see that even after a 40-odd year career a film maker can move in a new direction with his work. From the trailer, it looks very very un-Scorsese. It looks like he's taking a bit of a risk here but I love Scorsese when he tries to be un-Scorsese.


Probably because it is his most controversial films - it definitely splits audiences unlike any of his other works. I would say that i like it but i don't think it is in his top 5...



No, I wouldn't say it's in his top 5. There are so many of his to like that in my mind it would always go over 5.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 29/7/2009 5:54:58 PM   
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The Aviator is under rated brilliance. Brilliant story, acting, cinematography and direction.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 29/7/2009 9:44:45 PM   
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What can I say about Scorsese? Everything he touches turns to solid gold! Really looking forward to Shutter Island. He always assembles the best cast for his films. Goodfellas was incredible. I didn't like Casino at first, but I have since grown to love it. It's the best looking of his films in my opinion, the photography is so stunning.

I'm glad that he got the Oscar for The Departed, but the majority of his work should have been given a load of awards.

From what I've heard, his music documentaries are superb. Having only seen Shine a Light, I can see why. A great concert film.

And is it just me who thought The Last Temptation of Christ was excellent?

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 30/7/2009 9:47:44 PM   
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What can I say about Scorsese? Everything he touches turns to solid gold! Really looking forward to Shutter Island. He always assembles the best cast for his films. Goodfellas was incredible. I didn't like Casino at first, but I have since grown to love it. It's the best looking of his films in my opinion, the photography is so stunning.

I'm glad that he got the Oscar for The Departed, but the majority of his work should have been given a load of awards.

From what I've heard, his music documentaries are superb. Having only seen Shine a Light, I can see why. A great concert film.

And is it just me who though The Last Temptation of Christ was excellent?


Although yes I think he deserved an oscar, I dont think it should have been The Departed, which isnt putting the film down, it's a brilliant film, I just think that  year there were better films than the Departed. However almost all other years that he had been nominated, he should have won for them.

And No, I totally I agree with you on Last Temptation, was a brilliant film.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 27/8/2009 7:43:16 AM   
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Scorceses' movies always have a great cast of actors who are playing real characters (interesting, flawed, idiosyncratic) with nice touches in both dialogue, setting and music. I am amazed this guy has not won more Oscars, he's one of Spielberg's oldest buddies too but just a good at bringing the humanity to a film.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 2/9/2009 7:30:06 AM   
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KING MISSILE did a great song called 'Martin Scorsese'.

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 16/9/2009 12:40:58 PM   
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Hmm, my favourite Scorsese films (in no particular order) would have to be:

Taxi Driver
Goodfellas
The Aviator
Kings Of Comedy
Raging Bull

I was very disappointed with Gangs, which is - sigh - the only one of his films I've seen in a cinema. I skipped out on Departed (cinema) and am glad to have done so. Personally I really don't get the love for that film, because all the best scenes are taken straight from the original, and anything that doesn't actually work is the 'original' material.

For the record, one of the worst things about the film is 'Dignan' who feels forced, annoying, and about as Award worthy as Steven Seagal. "I'm just in this picture for the ending, you c--ck sucking c--nt! Excuse me while I shout a bit more, but don't forget me, cuz by the end of the picture I'll actually be pretty f---in important!"

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RE: The Martin Scorsese Thread - 16/9/2009 3:25:36 PM   
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Has anyone seen Last Temptaion of Christ and Kundun? Thought alongside Raging Bull they are some of Marty's most beautiful films. And the final 20 minutes of Kundun left a lump in my throat, and THOSE FINAL WORDS in THe Last temptaion of Christ cannot be described.

By the way, I actually think Last Temptation and Kundun are very interesting films, possibly the most in Marty's career.

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