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Understanding Scorsese: A Martin Scorsese Profile (Part 5)

5 April 2011 8:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary American filmmaker Martin Scorsese in the fifth of a five-part feature... read parts one, two, three and four.

“I didn’t think of it as Hong Kong. I reacted to what Bill Monahan put together in the script; I liked the idea,” explained American filmmaker Martin Scorsese when discussing The Departed (2006). “Taking from the Hong Kong trilogy of Andrew Lau‘s film [Infernal Affairs], that’s the device, the concept of the two informers. [I am] totally, whether I like it or not, drawn to stories that have to do with trust and betrayal. I found that I kept being drawn back to the script and to the project. It became something else.” Questioned about his shift from portraying Italian criminals to those of Irish heritage, the director observed, “The differences between different ethnic groups as gangsters, that’s purely technical.” Cast in the plot-twisting thriller are »

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Your favourite Martin Scorsese movie is...

2 April 2011 12:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To coincide with Trevor Hogg's latest filmmaker profile Understanding Scorsese, we've been running a poll here at Flickering Myth to determine your favourite movie from the illustrious back catalogue of legendary director Martin Scorsese. Well, after five weeks of voting (and 738 responses), the results are finally in and it should come as no surprise that his classic 1990 gangster epic Goodfellas is the clear winner with over a quarter of the entire vote...

Goodfellas (1990) - 205 (27%)

The Departed (2006) - 122 (16%)

Taxi Driver (1976) - 110 (14%)

Shutter Island (2010) - 64 (8%)

Raging Bull (1980) - 57 (7%)

Gangs of New York (2002) - 45 (6%)

Casino (1995) - 35 (4%)

The Aviator (2004) - 23 (3%)

Cape Fear (1991) - 12 (1%)

The King of Comedy (1983) - 12 (1%)

Mean Streets (1973) - 12 (1%)

The Age of Innocence (1993) - 8 (1%)

After Hours (1985) - 7 (0%)

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) - 6 (0%)

The Color of Money (1986) - 6 (0%)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) - 5 (0%)

Bringing Out the Dead (1999) - 4 (0%)

Kundun (1997) - 3 (0%)

Boxcar Bertha (1972) - 1 (0%)

New York, New York (1977) - 1 (0%)

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Short Film Showcase - The Key to Reserva (2007)

26 March 2011 2:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Key to Reserva, 2007.

Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Starring Simon Baker, Kelli O'Hara, Michael Stuhlbarg, Christopher Denham and Richard Easton.

Collaborating with screenwriter Ted Griffin (Ocean's Eleven, Matchstick Men) and long-time editor Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese directed and starred in The Key to Reserva, a 10-minute short film which was created as a long-form commcercial for Spanish wine company Freixenet.

The film begins with Scorsese giving an interview about a supposedly unfinished three-page screenplay by Alfred Hitchcock which has recently been discovered. Scorsese intends to produce a screen version, faithfully recreating Hitchcock's style as a tribute to the legendary British director, with the remainder of the short then intercutting between the interview, the production stage and the final 'film-within-a-film', The Key to Reserva.

Joining Scorsese in the cast for the short are Simon Baker (The Killer Inside Me), Kelli O'Hara (Sex and the City 2), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Simple Man »

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