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The tricky thing with instantly canonized film giants like Martin Scorsese is that the collective interpretation of their work often simplifies their artistry. Especially in North America, he's too often been pegged as a director of gangster films, violence, a fun stylist. However, Scorsese's complex visual tapestry as an artist begs for more nuance in approaching his work. In the Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin’s famous cinema museum and arthouse, curator Nils Warnecke and his team have assembled the first exhibition on Hollywood's most respected working filmmaker. Thoughtfully put together, it features an overwhelming variety of 600 or so items on display. The exhibition helps simultaneously complicate and clarify the art of Martin Scorsese. Divided into several categories, such as "Family," "Brothers," and "New York," the exhibition articulates Scorsese on a thematic level, weaving in objects, photographs, and curiosities, with »

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