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World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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How does a filmmaker get out of being asked in every interview what films influence him? He makes a movie about them. See more (23 total) »

Cast

 

Martin Scorsese ... Host
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Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Suso Cecchi D'Amico  writer
Raffaele Donato  writer
Kent Jones  writer
Martin Scorsese  writer

Produced by
Giorgio Armani .... executive producer
Giorgio Armani .... producer
Marianne Bower .... associate producer
Marco Chimenz .... executive producer
Barbara De Fina .... producer
Giuliana Del Punta .... producer
Raffaele Donato .... co-executive producer
Bruno Restuccia .... producer
Riccardo Tozzi .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Phil Abraham 
William Rexer 
 
Film Editing by
Thelma Schoonmaker 
 
Production Design by
Wing Lee 
 
Makeup Department
Felice Diamond .... makeup artist
Todd Kleitsch .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Marco Serrecchia .... production manager
 
Art Department
Anthony Baldasare .... set dresser
Autumn Jones .... scenic
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator (as Ronnie Petagna)
 
Sound Department
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Chris Fielder .... sound assistant
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Sean Huff .... sound assistant
Peter Miller .... narration recordist
Peter Miller .... sound mixer
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer (as Thomas Nelson)
Roger Phenix .... narration recordist
Mike Poppleton .... assistant sound editor
Mark Roy .... narration recordist
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
William Tzouris .... narration recordist (as William P. Tzouris)
Magdaline Volaitis .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... visual effects
Romano Bellucci .... optical camera
Carlo Cotta .... technical support: opticals
Gianfranco De Angelis .... optical camera assistant
Paolo Verrucci .... color timer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gideon Bachman .... still photographer
Bob Brennan .... dolly grip (as Robert A. Brennan)
Rod Calarco .... second assistant camera (as Rod S. Calarco)
Mimmo Cattarinich .... still photographer
Raymond Cauchetier .... still photographer
Gene Engels .... gaffer
Jonathan Furmanski .... first assistant camera
Rod E. Geiger .... still photographer (as Rod Geiger)
Nils Johnson .... video assist operator
Tim Lucas .... still photographer
Gordon Parks .... still photographer
George Patsos .... key grip
Giovanni Rinaldi .... still photographer
Pamela Rittelmeyer .... first assistant camera
Paul Ronald .... still photographer
Isabella Rossellini .... still photographer
Roswita Schmidt .... still photographer
Martin Scorsese .... still photographer
Enzo Silvana .... still photographer
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Giorgio Tonti .... still photographer
Pierre Zucca .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Scott Brock .... associate editor
Tom Foligno .... assistant editor
Joel Hirsch .... assistant editor
Christopher Marcoux .... assistant editor (as Chris Marcoux)
Roberta Schiavoni .... negative cutter
Teresa Sercia .... negative cutter
Donatella Tiburzi .... negative cutter
Silvio Tonino .... color timer
Jeffrey M. Werner .... assistant editor (as Jeff Werner)
 
Other crew
Deanna Avery .... archives and iconographical research
Peter Bondanella .... presenter
Michael Boonstra .... production coordinator
Julie Brennan .... assistant: Mr. Scorcese
Giulio Calvani .... general organiser
Gretchen Campbell .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Anne Carrott .... production assistant
Duncan Chinnock .... teleprompter operator
Anita Dunn .... assistant coordinator
Sarah Feinberg-Galan .... assistant: Ms. De Fina (as Sarah Feinberg)
Cecilia Ferrari .... delegate: Mediatrade
Tracey Grimaldi .... teleprompter operator
Paul Kramer .... location manager
Erica Levy .... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Cristiana Munafio .... press office: Mediaset
Paolo Pacetti .... assistant: Ms. Del Punta
Marcello Paolillo .... researcher
Silvio Tonino .... dailies advisor
Claudio Triomfera .... press office: Mediaset
Vinny Vella .... consultant
Enrico Falzetti .... production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Justin Brennan .... thanks
Tim Lucas .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Il mio viaggio in Italia" - Italy (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some images of violence and sexuality
Runtime:
246 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG (alternate rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (DVD) (2009) | USA:PG-13

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How does a filmmaker get out of being asked in every interview what films influence him? He makes a movie about them., 14 July 2004
Author: shesanopenbook from Florida

How does a filmmaker get out of being asked in every interview what films influence him? He makes a movie about them. Martin Scorsese's lengthy documentary, My Voyage to Italy has been making the rounds on film festival circuit since 1999. It is now available to the general public on two-disc DVD.

Scorsese says in the beginning of My Voyage to Italy that his film was made so that people, especially today's youth, can realize that not all great films are born deep in the heart of Hollywood, USA. Scorsese directs and narrates this documentary about the history of Italian cinema. My Voyage to Italy includes home video from Scorsese's childhood and footage from 24 movies made between 1914 and 1966. It is these films that inspired him to become one of America's most well known and beloved directors. Scorsese gives us plot points, character descriptions and even endings of each classic film, pointing out specific elements that make the movie great. He tells us the strengths and weaknesses of each film and what he got out of it. At one point, he even shows us the same scene twice so we can spot exactly what he wants us to see. And, although you know the ending of these films, you are somehow still compelled to go out and see them anyway. It is as if he is a close friend who is describing a movie he just saw and tells you to go see it. This is a person whose opinion you can have confidence in.

The films featured in My Voyage to Italy opened the door for today's writers and directors. In a time where free speech was only something the press could take advantage of, many of the films were considered scandalous and provoked boycotts and law suits in the US. Roberto Rossellini's film Il Miracolo (The Miracle) prompted a US court to rule that filmmakers are entitled to the same freedom of speech as the media. Where would modern cinema be without this landmark decision?

Scorsese's main influences were the films made during the Italian neo-realism movement. All of the films in the genre focused on the reality of World War II; the horrors and sacrifice, liberation and compassion; all of the emotions felt during that time are on the screen, giving the audience little-to-no optimism or silver-lining. Through these films, the viewer experiences the filmmaker's response to that moment in history. They were not about a hero or a villain, but about life during and after the most extensive and costly war in the history of the world. Through these movies, Scorsese was subjected to the true Italian life and culture he couldn't experience at home in New York.

My Voyage to Italy should be required viewing for people who want to pursue a career in film; it is like a four-hour advanced film class that is as interesting as it is entertaining. It is obvious to the viewer that the films Scorsese highlights are dear to his heart. Based on the films that he loves, you can clearly see their influence reflected in the darker movies he has directed. Films like Taxi Driver and Goodfellas came to life because of the old movies he watched on the tiny black-and-white TV in his childhood home.

Before watching My Voyage to Italy, I had never seen even a frame of a film by Rossellini or Federico Fellini. Now, I feel compelled to go out and study each one. That, I suppose, was Scorsese's intention all along.

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