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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary  |  21 May 1995 (UK)
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Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.

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Despite its nearly four-hour running time, this is a uniquely personal look at movies from one of the late 20th century's great directors and film historians. The film consists of head & shoulder shots of Scorsese speaking into the camera for a minute or two, followed by 10-15 minutes of film clips with Scorsese voice-over. Scorsese approaches the films in terms of how they affected him as a director foremost and as a storyteller/film fan second. Segments include "The Director as Smuggler," "The Director as Iconoclast", and so on. The Journey begins with silent masters like D.W. Griffith and ends in 1969 - when Scorsese began to make films; as he says in closing, "I wouldn't feel right commenting on myself or my contemporaries." Written by Fred Goodridge

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Himself (Narrator: "Film is a disease," Frank Capra said. "When it infects your bloodstream... when it takes over as the #1 hormone, it plays Iago to your psyche, and with heroin the antidote to film is more film."
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Should be called "A Personal Journey through Martin Scorsese..."
8 January 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

....so intense and intimate is this rundown on the films that shaped

the greatest filmmaker this country has ever produced. Centered

around the idea of "The Director's Dilemma"--how to reconcile art

and commerce--Scorsese treats this century-long war as one

largely fought through subversion (by the auteur heroes whose B

movies he champions), then triumphing through the birth pangs of

the Personal Movie...represented here by Cassavetes, Kubrick,

and (though he modestly declines to say it) himself. PERSONAL

JOURNEY rivets not just because of its exquisitely chosen scenes

(nobody on this planet has better taste in or a more encyclopedic

knoeldge of movies), nor because of its idiosyncrasy (Scorsese

finds every imaginable scene of hideous violence in the section on

musicals), but because of its acute, delirious subjectivity. This is

the closest to spot-on Scorsese autobiography we will probably

ever get.


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