8.0/10
9

Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | April 2008 (USA)
Mardik Martin may be one of movie-making's most important screenwriters - and least well-known. Mardik: from Baghdad to Hollywood traces one of the most unlikely journeys in American film ... See full summary »

Directors:

Ramy Katrib, Evan York

Writer:

Mardik Martin

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mardik Martin ... Self
Martin Scorsese ... Self
George Lucas ... Self
Irwin Winkler ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Biskind ... Self
Ted Braun ... Self
Brando De Sica ... Self
Francine Dejosa Francine Dejosa ... Self
Joe France Joe France ... Self
John Furia John Furia ... Self
Devon Greggory Devon Greggory ... Self (as Devon Greggory Watkins)
Joseph Guerrieri ... Self
Mark Jonathan Harris ... Self
Amy Heckerling ... Self
Andre Kousnov Andre Kousnov ... Self
Learn more

More Like This 

The Cut I (2014)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin
Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury
Valentino (1977)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1926, the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female movie-goers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Director Martin Scorsese talks to actor Steven Prince about his past. As the night goes on, Prince reveals some very amusing and moving stories of his experiences with drugs and violence.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Steven Prince, Julia Cameron, Mardik Martin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Catherine Scorsese, Charles Scorsese, Martin Scorsese
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An egotistical saxophonist and a young lounge singer meet on VJ Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, uphill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Zina Bethune, Anne Collette
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott
Mean Streets (1973)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval
Edit

Storyline

Mardik Martin may be one of movie-making's most important screenwriters - and least well-known. Mardik: from Baghdad to Hollywood traces one of the most unlikely journeys in American film history - from growing up in Baghdad to being one of the hottest writers in Hollywood. Mardik began his love affair with film in Baghdad at age sixteen where he worked in at the local MGM distributor. In 1958, he came to the United States to study economics at NYU. In 1959, Mardik changed his focus to movies. At NYU, Mardik befriended Martin Scorsese and their relationship would lead to some of the greatest films in American Cinema (Mean Streets, The Last Waltz, New York, New York and Raging Bull). At the peak of his success, Mardik succumbed to the ills of fame, fortune and the destructive lifestyles of Hollywood. His fall from grace is a cautionary tale, yet his rise from despair becomes the heart of the film. In 1986, a new path as a teacher emerged, which he continues today as a senior lecturer ... Written by Ramy Katrib

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Dreams are written.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Last Waltz (1978) See more »

User Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2008 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Digital Film Tree See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed