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Auteur Hour: Kent Jones on Hitchcock/Truffaut

3 hours ago | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Narrated by Bob Balaban, Hitchcock/Truffaut tells the story of the relationship of these two directors, with excerpts from the audiotapes, and a handful of interviews with contemporary filmmakers who expound on their own love for Hitchcock, and the book’s value. Among them are Martin Scorsese, James Gray, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Olivier Assayas, Arnaud Desplechin, and Kyoshi Kurosawa. >> -Adam Cook »

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Movie Review – Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2015)

3 July 2015 6:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, 2015

Directed by Chuck Workman

Synopsis:

A documentary exploring the life and work of Orson Welles

Vincent van Gogh, famously, sold only one painting in his lifetime. Leonardo Da Vinci struggled to finish many of the commissions he was given – his Last Supper is technically unfinished as he intended to include a roof on the mural. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles lifts the widely-respected filmmaker to such heights. Akin to van Gogh and Da Vinci, his canon of films includes multiple financial losses, alongside incomplete masterpieces that, even now, are rumoured to be lost in the deepest depths of Southern America. From Citizen Kane to F for Fake, his history is fascinating, and director Chuck Workman, takes us on the bumpy journey through his life.

Split into small, bite size chunks such as ‘The Boy Wonder’ and ‘The »

- Simon Columb

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Martin Scorsese’s Silence Headed for Oscars 2016?

2 July 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

There has been some confusion as to whether Martin Scorsese’s Silence will be ready to screen in time for this year’s Oscars. It, like Wolf of Wall Street, »

- Sasha Stone

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Scorsese’s return to the casino

2 July 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In 1995 acclaimed director Martin Scorsese made one of his best loved films, the intense crime drama Casino. And earlier this year he revisited the casino format with a multi-million dollar advertisement for two Asian casinos that featured some seriously heavyweight names.

The Asian Las Vegas

Although Casino was based in the famous American gambling hotspot Las Vegas, his latest advertisement, which is entitled “The Audition”, travels much further afield by being filmed on location in Macau.

Macau is frequently known as being the Las Vegas of the East with its reputation for high stakes gambling in the many opulent casinos that are crammed into the tiny enclave on the southern coast of China.

Although recent reports have stated that Macau has actually overtaken Las Vegas as the world’s premier betting destination, the enclave has recently hit hard times with revenues falling due to corruption and the rise of online gaming. »

- Kyle Reese

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Exclusive: Martin Scorsese on the Pros and Cons of Digital Filmmaking

2 July 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We can always count on Martin Scorsese to support film stock. He was among the big-name directors to rally Kodak to keep film stock alive. At the time, he said, "Would anyone dream of telling young artists to throw away their paints and canvases because iPads are so much easier to carry? Of course not. In the history of motion pictures, only a minuscule percentage of the works comprising our art form was not shot on film. Everything we do in HD is an effort to recreate the look of film." In the exclusive clip from "Side by Side Extra" above, Scorsese talks about the pros and cons of shifting to digital -- what is lost and what is gained. Read More: Keanu Reeves on Why Film Should Stick Around in the Digital Age Scorsese is just one of the many luminaries featured in "Side by Side Extra," a comprehensive »

- Paula Bernstein

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Watch: Video Explores The Films Of Martin Scorsese Through His Creative Use Of Closeups

1 July 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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Weekly Rushes. 1 July 2015

1 July 2015 6:11 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

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 »

- Notebook

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The Ultimate Gangster Collection: Casino Edition

30 June 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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 StreetsRidley 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.

American Gangster

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

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10 best music documentaries: Bob Dylan, Madonna, Radiohead, more

30 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Asif Kapadia's breathtaking documentary Amy is already wowing critics and fans, so its official release this week makes it a good a time to be reminded of some other great music documentaries.

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 »

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The Ultimate Gangster Collection: Casino Edition

30 June 2015 1:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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 StreetsRidley 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.

American Gangster

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

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New on Video: ‘Five Easy Pieces’ is a fine entry to the Criterion collection

29 June 2015 8:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Five Easy Pieces

Written by Adrien Joyce (Carole Eastman)

Directed by Bob Rafelson

USA, 1970

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 [1976]) and Jake La Motta (Raging Bull [1980]). 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

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Preview Martin Scorsese’s Collection of His Favorite Movie Posters

29 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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

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Martin Scorsese's Movie Poster Collection Is Cinephile Eye-Candy

29 June 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

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

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Francis Ford Coppola to head Marrakech jury

29 June 2015 5:44 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

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).

Coppola follows 2014 jury president, French actress Isabelle Huppert. Martin Scorsese presided in 2013.

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. »

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Daily | Goings On | Reed, Klein, De Sica

29 June 2015 5:34 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

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 »

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Francis Ford Coppola Named President Of Marrakech Film Festival

29 June 2015 4:13 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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… »

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Francis Ford Coppola Set To Preside Marrakech Film Festival’s Jury

29 June 2015 3:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following the footsteps of Isabelle Huppert and Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola is set to preside the jury of the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival.

“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.

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Mark Wahlberg versus Mark Wahlberg: A tale of two actors

26 June 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Watch: Martin Scorsese's 'Goodfellas' In 6 Minutes

26 June 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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Watch: 70-Minute Documentary About The Making Of Martin Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver'

26 June 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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