Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenes takes an intriguing look at the life’s work of one of the world’s greatest filmmakers. Boiling down the Oscar-winner’s career to ten indelible scenes, this beautiful, full color collection examines Scorsese’s trademark techniques while offering critical analysis, filmmaking tips, and firsthand accounts from the cast and crew. An essential read for filmmakers, film students, and movie fans, this engaging and accessible book makes use of previously unreleased, behind-the-scenes material to present a multi-faceted view of each scene. With selections from Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, and The Departed, Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenes provides an insightful, inspiring examination of a man whose films have influenced generations of moviegoers and filmmakers.
Table of Contents
The Drunk Tracking Shot with Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets (1973); The Shootout at the End of Taxi Driver (1976); The Band Performs "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" in The Last Waltz (1978); The Lamotta-Robinson Fight From Raging Bull (1980); Rupert Pupkin Performs To a Rapturous Audience (in his Mind) in The King Of Comedy (1983); The Copacabana Sequence from Goodfellas (1990); The Ending of the Age of Innocence (1990); The Epic Fight Scene at the Beginning of Gangs Of New York (1993); Billy Costigan Meets Frank Costello in The Departed (2006); The World War II Flashback in Shutter Island (2010)
Tim Grierson is a film and music critic whose writing has appeared in Screen International, Paste, Playboy, L.A. Weekly, Backstage, The Village Voice and Gawker. He is the author of four books, including FilmCraft: Screenwriting, a profile of the world’s greatest screenwriters, and Filmcraft: Cinematography. Tim has served on the jury for the Los Angeles Film Festival and the City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival, and he is currently vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.