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Italianamerican (1974)

Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and ... See full summary »

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Lawrence D. Cohen (as Larry Cohen), Mardik Martin
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Complete credited cast:
Catherine Scorsese ... Herself
Charles Scorsese ... Himself
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Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and know each other very well. They have retained individual identities and differing opinions, yet have found a way to live with each other, and both are fascinating story-tellers. Written by alfiehitchie

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Italoamericani See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Charles Scorsese: My mother-in-law was a good cook; but, the thing is that she - she couldn't cook with the way she wanted - beginnin' with her husband, my father-in-law. He used to - he used to cook for himself. So, he's givin' a better example right there. See?
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The Sauce: Singe an onion & a pinch of garlic in oil. Throw in a piece of veal, a piece of beef, some pork sausage & a lamb neck bone. Add a basil leaf. When the meat is brown, take it out, & put it on a plate. Put in a can of tomato paste & some water. Pass a can of packed whole tomatoes through a blender & pour it in. Let it boil. Add salt, pepper, & a pinch of sugar. Let it cook for awhile. Throw the meat back in. Cook for 1 hour. Now make the meatballs. Put a slice of bread without crust, 2 eggs, & a drop of milk, into a bowl of ground veal & beef. Add salt, pepper, some cheese & a few spoons of sauce. Mix it with your hands. Roll them up, throw them in. Let it cook for another hour. See more »

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Real Italians caught on film!
19 November 2003 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

I got to see a clip of this documentary when Martin Scorsese came to Providence, Rhode Island to accept an award on behalf of Brown University. We got to see a small clip from every directed film that Scorsese had made in his 40 plus year career. Out of all the films, Italianamerican got the biggest laughs and the longest applause. Having been the only Italian and the only person who did not attend Brown University that got into Brown's auditorium (the security was terrible) to see Scorsese, I enjoyed the realism that Scorsese captured by watching his parents be themselves in front of the camera. All the other Irish people who attended the event enjoyed the film as well, but not as much as me.


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