Authored the article "Save the Reels" for the March 1993 issue of "Premiers" magazine, espousing the need for film preservation.
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I prefer celluloid - there's no doubt about it. Yet I know that if I was starting to make movies now, as a young person, if I could get my hands on a DV camera, I probably would have started that way . . . There's no doubt I'm an older advocate of pure celluloid, but ultimately I see it going by the wayside, except in museums, and even then it could be a problem.
As a teenager in the Bronx, Scorsese frequently rented Michael Powell
's The Tales of Hoffmann
(1951) from a store that only had one copy of the reels. When it wasn't available the owner told him, "that Romero kid has it," referring to George A. Romero
who was also a big fan of the film. Today, both directors cite the film as a major influence.
Many of his films feature double-focus shots, which splice together two shots of characters in different depths in order to keep both in focus.