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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies ()


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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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Allison Anders ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philippe Collin ...
Récitant / Narrator (French version) (voice)
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Manny Davis, 'The Sweet Smell of Success' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Alonzo Smith, 'Meet Me in St. Louis' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Zachary Evans, 'Silver Lode' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Peripetchikoff, 'One, Two, Three' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Tony Hunter, 'The Band Wagon' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Anna Smith, 'Meet Me in St. Louis' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Jenks, 'Johnny Guitar' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Waiter, 'Her Man' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Yellow Man, 'Broken Blossoms' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Nefretiri, 'The Ten Commandments' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Clyde Barrow (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Butch, 'The Big House' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Daniel O'Keefe, 'Crime Wave' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Katharine 'Kitty' March, 'Scarlet Street' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Lady Honoria Lyndon, 'Barry Lyndon' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Lover, 'Duel in the Sun' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Carol, 'Golddiggers of 1933' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Frederick Carter, 'Point Blank' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Roy Earle. 'High Sierra' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited)
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Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton, 'The Searchers' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Frank Usher, 'The Tall T' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Zara, 'Pickup on South Street' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Gary Mitchell, 'My Dream Is Your' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Terry Malloy (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Scar, 'The Searchers' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Johnny Barrett, 'Shock Corridor' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Rose Smith, 'Meet Me in St. Louis' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Rameses, 'The Ten Commandments' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Otto Ludwig Piffl, 'One, Two, Three' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Kane III, 'Citizen Kane' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Tom Powers, 'Public Enemy' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Second Lt. Ross Pennell, 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Snapper's Sidekick, 'Musketeers of Pig Alley' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Joe, 'East of Eden' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Maria Forst, 'Faces' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Aaron, 'The Ten Commandments' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Doug Blake, 'My Dream Is Yours' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Chet, 'Faces' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Howland Chamberlain ...
Freddie Bauer, 'Force of Evil' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Adenoid Hynkel, 'The Great Dictator' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Gabrielle Gerard, 'The Band Wagon' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ellsworth Henry Gatewood, Stagecoach' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Jim Owens, 'Outrage' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Party Guest, 'My Dream Is Yours' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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James W. Gettys, 'Citizen Kane (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dr. Louis Judd, 'Cat People' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Turkey Ralston, 'Johnny Guitar' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Friendless One, 'Intolerance' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dave, 'I Walk Alone' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Eugene Morgan, 'The Magnificent Ambersons' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Vienna (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Battling Burrows, 'Broken Blossoms' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Annie Laurie Starr, 'Gun Crazy' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Charlie McCorry, 'The Searchers' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Sidney Falco, ' Sweet Smell of Success' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Barton Tare, 'Gun Crazy' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Eddie, 'Wild Boys of the Road' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Martha Gibson, 'My Dream Is Yours' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Rameses, 'The Ten Commandments' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Cal Trask, 'East of Eden' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Betsy Connell, 'I Walked with a Zombie' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Pat Garrett, 'The Left-Handed Gun' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Narrator, 'Samson and Delilah' (uncredited)
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Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II, 'The Scarlet Empress' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Duke Ellis, 'Hell's Highway' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Noll 'Dink' Turner, 'I Walk Alone' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, 'The Scarlet Empress' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dr. Dave Bowman, '2001: A Space Odyssey' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Jannes, 'The Ten Commandments' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Bonnie Parker (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ned McCarty, 'Silver Lode' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Chico, '7th Heaven' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Marshal Williams, 'Johnny Guitar' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Cleander, 'Fall of the Roman Empire' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Lisa Berndle, 'Letter to an Unknown Woman' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Prescott, the banker, 'Silver Lode' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Anna Christie, 'Anna Christie' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Vicki Lester, A Star is Born (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Saval, 'The Left-Handed Gun' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Howard Gaye ...
Jesus Christ / Cardinal de Lorraine, 'Intolerance' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Wife, 'Sunrise' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Panama Smith, 'The Roaring Twenties' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Stavros Topouzoglou, 'America, America' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Lucy - The Girl, Broken Blossoms (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Wardrobe Man, 'The Bad and the Beautiful' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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El Tigre, 'The Furies' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Skinner, 'Hells Highway' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Christine Gordon ...
Jessica Holland, 'I Walked with a Zombie' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Little Bill Daggett (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mr. Hadrian, 'Sullivan's Travels' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Davie Drew, 'Two Weeks in Another Town' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Boy, 'Intolerance' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Moultrie, 'The Left-Handed Gun' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Det. Lt. Sims, 'Crime Wave' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mikka, 'Land of the Pharaohs' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Abraham Lincoln, 'The Birth of a Nation' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Moses, 'The Ten Commandments' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Danny Harland, 'Leave Her to Heaven' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Peg Hillias ...
Eunice, 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dan Keefe, 'Her Man' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Commodore, 'Cat People' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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George Minafer, 'The Magnificent Ambersons' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Billy Jack, 'The Tall T' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Willard Mims, 'The Tall T' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ron Kirby (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ed Rintoon, 'The Tall T' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Martin Pawley, 'The Searchers' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Stella Kowalski, 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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T. C. Jeffords, The Furies (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Adele Cross, 'Scarlet Street' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Grand Duke Peter, 'The Scarlet Empress' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Skinny Dubois, 'Unforgiven' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Carrefour, 'I Walked with a Zombie' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Pearl Chavez, 'Duel in the Sun' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Stefan Brand, 'Letter to an Unknown Woman' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Tom Gaffney, 'Scarface' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Buster, 'The Cameraman' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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John Patterson, 'The Phenix City Story' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ellen Lacey, 'Crime Wave' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Skinner, 'I Walk Alone' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Frankie Madison, 'I Walk Alone' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Clem Wilson, 'The Phenix City Story' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Veronica, 'Two Weeks in Another Town' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Nick Palestro, 'I Walk Alone' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Lina Patch,The Naked Spur (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Blanche Dubois, 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Woman From the City, 'Sunrise' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Count Alexei, 'The Scarlet Empress' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mrs. Chavez, 'Duel in the Sun' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Marie, 'High Sierra' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Lloyd Hart, 'The Roaring Twenties' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Lolita, 'Lolita' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Charles Haskell Jr, 'Detour' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Walter Neff, 'Double Indemnity' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Chris, 'Anna Christie' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Dear One, 'Intolerance' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Bama Dillert, 'Some Came Running' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Walker, 'Point Blank' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Prof. Humbert Humbert, 'Lolita' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Adam Trask, 'East of Eden' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Colorado Carson, 'Colorado Territory' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Emma Small, 'Johnny Guitar' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Wes McQueen, 'Colorado Territory' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Francis, 'Footlight Parade' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Sir Charles Lyndon, 'Barry Lyndon' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Matthew, Hell's Highway (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Celsa, 'The Left-Handed Gun' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Laurie Jorgensen, 'The Searchers' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Sara Warren (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Poppy, 'Scarface' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Morgan, 'The Big House' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Tony, 'Scarface' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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John Sims, 'The Crowd' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'I Walked with a Zombie' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Steve Lacey, 'Crime Wave' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Billy The Kid (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Danny McGuire, 'A Star Is Born' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Man, 'Sunrise' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Tootie' Smith, 'Meet Me in St. Louis (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Brewster, 'Point Blank' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Barry Lyndon, 'Barry Lyndon' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Doretta Mims, 'The Tall T' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Richie Avery, 'Bigger Than Life' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Prince Belshazzar, in 'Intolerance' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dan Ballard, 'Silver Lode' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Candy, 'Pickup on South Street' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Harry Pebbel (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Commodus, 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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C.W. Moss, 'Bonnie and Clyde' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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James Lee Bartlow, 'The Bad and the Beautiful' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ann Walton, 'Outrage' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mr. Dietrichson, 'Double Indemnity' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Fräulein Ingeborg, 'One, Two, Three' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Verulus, 'Fall of the Roman Empire' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Rinaldo, 'Scarface' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Alice Moore, 'Cat People' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'All That Heaven Allows' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Shock Corridor' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Robert Rietty ...
Narrator (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'The Red House' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'The Ten Commandments (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Vashtar, 'Land of the Pharaohs' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Heinz, 'I Walk Alone' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Scarlet Street' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'The Furies' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Unforgiven' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'Bigger Than Life' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'The Naked Spur' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Edie Doyle, 'On the Waterfront' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Reverend Field, 'Silver Lode' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'Detour' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'All That Jazz' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'Two Weeks in Another Town' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Rose Evans, 'Silver Lode' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Pat Brennan, 'The Tall T' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Two Weeks in Another Towwn' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Sohamus, 'The Fall of the Roman Empire' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
William Sheer ...
actor 'Regeneration' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Chink, 'The Tall T' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Irena Dubrovna Reed, 'Cat People' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dave Hirsh, 'Some Came Running' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Oliver Reed, 'Cat People' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'The Furies' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Howard Kemp, 'The Naked Spur' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'The Bad and the Beautiful' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Gloria Talbot ...
actress 'All That Heaven Allows' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Bonnie and Clyde' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'Leave Her to Heaven' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'Stagecoach' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'The Bad and the Beautiful' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Pickup on South Street' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'The Birth of a Nation' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Col. Ben Cameron, 'The Birth of a Nation' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'Citizen Kane' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Sullivan's Travels' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Ringo Kid, 'Stagecoach' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'Wild Boys of the Road' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Pickup on South Street' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'The Ten Commandments' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Leave Her to Heaven' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Charlotte Haze, 'Lolita' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Debbie Edwards - Age 15 (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Public Enemy' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'Unforgiven' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actor 'The Searchers' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'The Wedding March' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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actress 'All That Heaven Allows' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Martin Scorsese
Michael Henry Wilson

Written by

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Martin Scorsese ... ()
 
Michael Henry Wilson ... ()

Produced by

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Florence Dauman ... producer
Raffaele Donato ... associate producer
Bob Last ... executive producer
Colin MacCabe ... executive producer
Dale Ann Stieber ... line producer
Martin Scorsese ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Jean-Yves Escoffier
Frances Reid
Nancy Schreiber

Film Editing by

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Kenneth Levis
David Lindblom

Editorial Department

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Don Burt ... on-line editor
Mark Hinkle ... assistant editor
Paul Petschek ... additional editor
Thelma Schoonmaker ... supervising editor
Tim Sternberg ... assistant editor

Production Management

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Eddie Rosenstein ... production manager

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Beau Baker ... sound mixer (as Brydon Baker III)

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Jonathan Burkhart ... assistant camera
Jean-Yves Escoffier ... camera operator

Other crew

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Saul Bass ... title designer
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)

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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ... special thanks
Quentin Tarantino ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Un voyage avec Martin Scorsese à travers le cinéma américain (France)
  • Un viaje personal con Martin Scorsese a través del cine americano (Spain)
  • Historia kina amerykanskiego wedlug Martina Scorsese (Poland)
  • Martin Scorsese filmnaplója (Hungary)
  • История американского кино от Мартина Скорсезе (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 225 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The machine gun spray that comes close to hitting James Cagney as he and Edward Woods turn the corner are real bullets fired by a real machine gun. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Lost in Space/The Spanish Prisoner/Mercury Rising/Kurt & Courtney/Character (1998). See more »
Quotes Martin Scorsese - Narrator: Actually when I was a little younger,there was another journey I wanted to make, It was a relgious one. I wanted to be a priest. However, I soon realized that my real vocation, my real calling, was the movies. I don't really see a conflit between the church and movies - the sacred and the profane. Obviously there are many differences, but I also could see great similarities bwtween a church and a movie house. Both are places for people to come together and share a common experience. and I believe there's spirituality in films even if it's not one which can supplant faith.
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