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Guns, cocaine, money, jewelry, food, flashbulbs---put all those things together and what do you get? Well, they could either be key ingredients to a dangerous night out, a wild party, or… a Martin Scorsese film. Yes, with nearly 25 Scorsese films in 50 years, we are all pretty aware of the content that’s typically featured in the majority of his cinema. There’s perhaps no better way to highlight Scorsese’s (or his characters’) obsessions than the use of the close-up, a shot the director has strategically deployed quite often throughout his career. And thanks to Vimeo user Jorge Luengo, who put together this following compilation, we get to see nearly every close-up featured in Scorsese’s films with this 6-minute video. The real fun in this compilation is attempting to pinpoint which film is featured in each shot. Sometimes it’s fairly obvious: a close-up of an airplane dashboard is most likely from “The Aviator. »
- Ken Guidry
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.
Vanity Fair has an oral history celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the 1990s best films, Clueless.The line-up for the 2015 Locarno Film Festival has yet to be revealed, but the fest has just announced the news that new films by Hong Sang-soo (Right Now, Wrong Then) and Andrej Zulawski (Cosmos) will be shown.Ace electronica musician Nicolas Jaar has released a free download of his re-scoring of Sergei Parajanov's The Color of Pomegranates.One of our very favorite filmmakers, Claire Denis, is set to make her English-language feature debut, collaborating with writer Zadie Smith and artist Olafur Eliasson. Denis and Eliasson previously collaborated on the above short film.The A.V. Club has an essential interview exploring a side of filmmaking rarely talked about in public, asking »
There's David Byrne's giant suit and Bob Dylan's oversize shades. Two films from Martin Scorsese but just one from Julien Temple. Punk rockers and pop superstars. We count through ten leading music documentaries below.
10. The Filth and The Fury (2000)
Julien Temple's first Sex Pistols film The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle was Malcolm McLaren's make-it-up-as-you-go-along take on things. Twenty years on the same director gave the group the right to reply, including Sid Vicious with some beyond-the-grave archive footage.
9. In Bed with Madonna (1991)
Known as Madonna: Truth or Dare in the Us, this absurdly naughty chronicle of the Queen of Pop's infamous 'Blond Ambition' tour is arguably her greatest on-screen moment. Bitchiness, bottle-fellating »
The quality of the features offered in this selection lends well to the nature of the ultimate characterization. The films included in this selection are American Gangster, Scarface, Casino, Carlito’s Way, and Mean Streets. Ridley Scott’s American Gangster may be an enjoyable romp, but it has tendencies of staggering under the weight of the film’s own perceived epic stature. The other four films, however, are bona fide classics, making this selection of movies an excellent primer for some of the best gangster movies ever committed to film.
In American Gangster, the real-life character Frank Lucas starts out as a quiet driver for his boss, but exploits an opening in the power structure when his boss dies to build his own empire, creating his own version of the American Dream. Lucas outplays others in this field through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, even entering the »
- The Hollywood News
Directed by Bob Rafelson
Five Easy Pieces follows along an existential strain of American cinema that began with films like The Graduate (1967) and Easy Rider (1969), where, in the latter example, two men went looking for America and, as its tagline states, couldn’t find it anywhere, and continued through the vehement introspection that emerged from the tormented minds of Martin Scorsese’s anti-heroes, like Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver ) and Jake La Motta (Raging Bull ). Somewhere in between these two manifestations of anguish is Jack Nicholson’s Robert Eroica Dupea, the main character of Bob Rafelson’s 1970 feature. Disenchanted with life and the people who surround him, and utterly aimless in his restless, insatiable quest for self-contentment, Bobby is continually disheartened by the realization that his ideals of happiness and unhappiness don’t apply to everyone else, and may not even be applicable to himself. »
- Jeremy Carr
Martin Scorsese‘s vast knowledge and appreciation of cinema doesn’t stop at the films themselves. The director and champion of film preservation also has a gorgeous, well-rounded collection of one-sheets from around the world. If you’re currently in the director’s hometown, you’ll now have a chance to view some his personal favorites, for an exhibition of these […] »
- Leonard Pearce
Celluloid crusader Martin Scorsese's preservation nonprofit Film Foundation has resurrected classics since 1990, including the recent restoration of Powell and Pressburger's "Tales of Hoffmann." MoMA's ongoing Scorsese presentation centers around a rare, billboard-sized poster of that 1951 operatic fantasy, along with over 30 other marvelous spreads from the director's collection. Check out highlights below — courtesy of Quartz — including rare international posters for "On the Waterfront," "I Walked with a Zombie," "Sullivan's Travels" and a four-panel for "The Searchers." The MoMA exhibit accompanies a major screening series of Scorsese's handpicked favorites, and Film Foundation restorations of "Hoffmann," "On the Waterfront" and "The Red Shoes." Read More: How Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker Restored the Luster of Michael Powell and "The Tales of Hoffmann" »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The Godfather director will lead the jury at the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival.
Francis Ford Coppola is to head the jury at the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival (December 4-12).
The director’s latest project Distant Vision, an experimental piece, was trialed at Oklahoma City Community College in June this year.
Coppola has won five Academy Awards and two Palme d’Ors. »
With Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949) now screening in New York, London and other cities, the Independent has posted Martin Scorsese's thoughts on the classic—and on Reed, "a wonderful film artist." At Hyperallergic, John Yau writes about collages by John Ashbery and Guy Maddin. Curator Ed Halter considers the films of William Klein. Calum Marsh previews the Vittorio De Sica retrospective in Toronto. This week, London's Close-Up will re-open with a series of six films by John Cassavetes. And in the London Review of Books, Michael Wood writes about Bob Hoskins in John Mackenzie's The Long Good Friday. » - David Hudson »
Francis Ford Coppola has been named president of the 15th Marrakech Film Festival. The iconic director follows peer Martin Scorsese, who was president in 2013, and Isabelle Huppert, who was president last year. "The Kingdom of Morocco is among my most favorite places on earth, and thus the Marrakech International Film Festival is a joy to attend,” said Coppola in a statement. “My paternal grandmother was born in North Africa (Tunisia) and I remember well the stories she… »
“The Kingdom of Morocco is among my most favorite places on earth, and thus the Marrakech International Film Festival is a joy to attend,” said Coppola. Added the helmer, “My Paternal Grandmother was born in North Africa (Tunisia) and I remember well the stories she told. All that personal history plus the fact that Morocco was the first country to recognize the American Colonies as an independent nation makes me feel most welcome.”
An American film icon, Coppola has won five Academy Awards and is best known for directing “The Godfather” trilogy and “Apocalypse Now.” Coppola also launched his own production vehicle, American Zoetrope, and produced movies directed by George Lucas, Carroll Ballard, John Milius as well as his daughter Sofia Coppola.
Marrakech film fest »
- Elsa Keslassy
How many Mark Wahlbergs are there? I ask because I like the guy who showed up in this week's "Ted 2." I like goofball Mark Wahlberg. I like belligerent Boston Mark Wahlberg. I like dancing silly Mark Wahlberg. I like dim bulb but well-meaning Mark Wahlberg. I do not, however, care for "I'm smarter than I look" Mark Wahlberg. I do not like humorless Mark Wahlberg. I do not particularly care for serious action mode Mark Wahlberg. And when I look at the ones I don't like side-by-side with the ones I like, I find it hard to reconcile that this is all one person. So again… I ask… how many Mark Wahlbergs are there? When Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights" was released, it was a breakthrough for the young actor, part of a banner year in his nascent acting career. He had made a few films before that, including »
- Drew McWeeny
Viewed today, perhaps the most impressive thing about Martin Scorsese’s electric mob picture “Goodfellas” is still its pace. This is one of the most relentless films of all time, and we mean that in the best possible way. “Goodfellas,” the story of the rise and fall of Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill, shoots like a beam of lightning cocaine through three decades of life in the mafia, chronicling the dizzying highs and gory lows of a gang of self-made “wiseguys” whose only dreams were to get as rich as possible, as fast as possible. The film is a recollection, sure, with its protagonist fondly recalling all the cars he used to boost, the heists he used to pull, and most certainly all the drugs he used to sell, inhale, and flush down the toilet. But for a two-and-a-half-hour cinematic nostalgia trip, it’s a furious one. Scorsese has made »
- Nicholas Laskin
The haunting opening notes of Bernard Herrmann’s classic opening theme. The infamous mirror scene. The blood-soaked finale. We don’t need to tell you why “Taxi Driver” is one of cinema’s all-time treasures. Martin Scorsese’s fifth picture remains a devastating, troubling cinematic master class of psychology and world-building so seemingly effortless and real that we, the audience, occasionally forget what a disturbing and desperate climate is being built around us. Martin Scorsese’s 1976 picture–his best, in this writer’s opinion–is many things. Fundamentally though, it is the story of a man with a crippling inability to connect with others, a man whose self-imposed isolation leads to genuinely horrific acts of violence and a sort of go-for-broke vigilantism that’s become an ugly and unfortunate staple of American life. It is a film that grows in the mind upon multiple viewings, refusing to arrive at a »
- Nicholas Laskin
You're not going to believe this, but the Edinburgh International Film Festival invited the Empire Podcast team back for the second year in a row, and this is the result: over two hours of silly questions, silly answers, movie news and reviews, featuring not one, not two, but three interviews. We spoil you, we know.Look forward to finding out which lie Emily Mortimer told Martin Scorsese and whether or not Robert Sheehan has ever seen Rupert Grint's fleet of ice-cream vans. Plus! An impression of Woody Allen as Spider-Man. There's genuinely nowhere else in the world that offers you this sort of "entertainment".P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine for just £18 here if you like it in paper form, or here if you prefer things digitally. »
Der dritte Mann, De Derde Man, Le Troisième Homme, El Tercer Hombre, Il Terzo Uomo, Den Tredie Mand... One of the deathless classics of world cinema, Carol Reed’s oft-revived The Third Man is being revived once again at Film Forum starting today, this time in what is apparently its first major restoration. The poster above, the original UK one sheet for the film, is included in the exhibition of posters from Martin Scorsese’s personal collection currently running at MoMA. What is interesting about some of the earliest posters for The Third Man, especially the American ones, is how they fail to capitalize on what has become the most enduring iconography of the film: the ferris wheel or Orson Welles’ face lit up in an alleyway. The British posters (a variation of the design appears below) at least include the arches of the Vienna sewer tunnels but feature none of the film's stars. »
- Adrian Curry
Have you ever been at work or out doing something and just wanted to watch one of your favorite movies? Sure, you could always check out clips on the Internet, but sometimes a movie has so many memorable moments and quotes that you need to see the whole picture. Well, we have you covered. Check out our latest feature, a condensed version of Martin Scorsese's seminal gangster movie, Goodfellas. Our illustrious... Read More »
- Alex Maidy
As both a musician and a long-time film score aficionado, it grieves me that my first post as an official contributor for AwardsDaily will be an obituary for James Horner. »
- Marshall Flores
Rome — Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “The Hateful Eight,” Bradley Cooper-starrer “Adam Jones,” Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” and Dennis Villeneuve’s Cannes standout “Sicario” are among promising U.S. pics lined up by Italy’s Rai Cinema, which is coming off a banner 2014-15 theatrical season as the country’s top local distributor, after Warner Bros. and Universal.
The film distribution and production unit of Italo pubcaster Rai unveiled an impressive slate on Monday in Rome, dominated by Italian titles, as befits a government-funded outfit, but still strong on international fare, especially from Hollywood.
Deal for “The Hateful Eight” was finalized in Cannes by Leone Film Group, which will co-distrib with Rai, marking the first time Rai Cinema will release a Tarantino pic. Rai Cinema topper Paolo Del Brocco said the Italian release of Tarantino’s Civil War-era Western is planned in early 2016, following its U.S. outing via the Weinstein Co. »
- Nick Vivarelli
Martin Scorsese has many projects developing at the same time, sometimes for years and years (see his currently filming "Silence," which he had been shepherding and trying to put together forever), but one that has fans most excited is "The Irishman." Why? Because it'll not only mark a reunion between Scorsese and Robert De Niro, but also between De Niro and Al Pacino. That alone would have any cinephile excited, and the material sounds terrific too. While it still looks to be on the distant horizon, Pacino thinks that one day that movie will get made. “I would imagine [we’ll still make it], because the script is so good. But it’s been a long time that it’s been on the burner, so to speak,” he told Vanity Fair. Read More: Robert De Niro Says He And Martin Scorsese Haven't Forgotten 'The Irishman' Details on the project have been coming in slow drips. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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