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  • Hardcover
  • 423
  • Conversations with Scorsese
  • Richard Schickel
  • English
  • 15 January 2019
  • 9780307268402

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  1. says:

    What is it about Martin Scorsese that makes film critics want to be his Best Friend Forever?Roger Ebert wrote a book length appreciation in 2008 about how he and Scorsese are just like that Now Time veteran Richard Schickel’s weighs in with this chatfest opening with the words “We are an odd couple Marty and I”Is it because so much of a critic’s life has been spent reviewing Scorsese’s films? Or becau

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    If you have heard Scorsese interviewed for documentaries then you have a pretty good idea the depth in which he

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    My original notes on the book will suffice as a review of the whole

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    A fascinating look at the life and career of Scorsese The strongest aspects of this book are the chapters that deal with individual films and the moments when Scorsese was allowed to talk at length about his work and process I found most of Schickel's longer digressions during the conversations to be unnecessary and largely self indulgent H

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    The phrase a must read gets tossed around plenty but never before have I read a book composed of interviews with a filmmaker that approaches this books richness the vast cinema canon that is Scorsese's head tricks

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    This book opened a whole new world of cinema for me I will now look for viewing each one of Scorsese movies And repeat watching the ones I saw already to understand the nuances that he speaks about Great book for any film aficianado and for a would be one too

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    One of those books you want to never end It brings you a deep view on Scorsese's motivations desires and interests on movie making making his movies even amazing

  8. says:

    400 pages of Scorsese digressions It's fun to read though he's the ideal guy for a book like this He's a great artist He's had a long fascinating career marked by incredible success I mean have you even seen Goodfellas? AND disappointing failure see just about any of his movies from the last two decades except the one I discuss be

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    He makes the best fucking films x2If I ever meet him I'm gonna grab his fuckin' neckAnd just shake himAnd say thank you thank you for makin'Such excellent fuckin' moviesThen I'd twist his nose all the way the fuc

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    As someone who enjoys reading as much as I do I also love movies and this book really piued my interest Reading this book was like a master class in movies and film from one of the most influential directors of our generation Not only does Mr Scorsese give us an insiders look at his process of filmmaking and filmmaking in general but a pla

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Conversations with Scorsese

Tle Italy in the 1950s through movies to the man whose increasingly encyclopedic knowledge of film shaped his ambitions and art Scorsese reveals which films are most autobiographical and which have been forays into unknown territory in content or aesthetics He talks about his lesser known movies those already considered classics his documentaries and his influences He explains his personal style the close attention he pays to detail and his attraction to genre films And he discusses what being a lifelong student of film has taught him about acting directing music and camerawork among many other topics The result is a vivid i. A fascinating look at the life and career of Scorsese The strongest aspects of this book are the chapters that deal with individual films and the moments when Scorsese was allowed to talk at length about his work and process I found most of Schickel s longer digressions during the conversations to be unnecessary and largely self indulgent However there s some real gems about cinema history and techniue in this that make it well worth reading It s a shame that this was written before Hugo and The Wolf of Wall Street came out I would love to see the same interview format applied to those films

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Mmensely enlightening history of modern Hollywood seen through the eyes of one intrepid filmmaker We see audiences’ expectations tested by what Scorsese was willing to put on the screen in explorations of prostitution institutionalized violence and religion We see the unavoidable frustrations and exhilarating rewards of filming live concerts for The Band and at Woodstock And we see many of the rewarding artistic and personal relationships of Scorsese’s career including collaborations with Robert De Niro Harvey Keitel Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio An invaluable appreciation of one of our most admired film directors. One of those books you want to never end It brings you a deep view on Scorsese s motivations desires and interests on movie making making his movies even amazing

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Mean Streets Taxi Driver Raging Bull The Last Temptation of Christ Kundun The Departed The Aviator Shutter Island these are just a few of the critically acclaimed films startling experimental works and spectacular commercial blockbusters with which Martin Scorsese has forever enriched American cinema Here is a rare and wonderfully insightful chance to experience all of these films and the history and process of moviemaking in general through the words and wit of the master director Richard Schickel’s canny and intelligent interviews guide us through Scorsese’s life and work from the child who escaped the realities of Lit. What is it about Martin Scorsese that makes film critics want to be his Best Friend ForeverRoger Ebert wrote a book length appreciation in 2008 about how he and Scorsese are just like that Now Time veteran Richard Schickel s weighs in with this chatfest opening with the words We are an odd couple Marty and I Is it because so much of a critic s life has been spent reviewing Scorsese s films Or because Scorsese who has made a number of superb documentaries of film history is as much of a nerd as any critic Or because he can t stop talking Scorsese has the entire history of film spinning through his brain on an endless loop and he s never lost his passion for any of it Books like this complied from many a late night session between author and subject have a way of writing themselves Scorsese s enthusiasm and Schickel s gentle prodding make it a page turning pleasureOnce again Scorsese tells the story of how his life shaped his films and vice versa Raised in New York s Little Italy a community pulled in opposite directions by the mob and the church he grows up as a well behaved mild mannered asthmatic would be altar boy who learned early on that you survive by looking away and saying nothing Insults real or imagined get you killed just as they do in his movies the pool hall fight that erupts in Mean Streets when someone calls someone a mook Joe Pesci s threatening You think I m a clown bit in Goodfellas when Ray Liotta tells him he s a funny guy or Robert DeNiro in Raging Bull beating his brother to a pulp at the slightest hint that he might have slept with his wife The Church and then the movies were his escape and salvationScorsese s own take on his movies is that they are about betrayal and not just of the criminal sort It s also there in The Last Temptation of Christ and his Bob Dylan documentary No Direction Home when the rock icon is dubbed a Judas for going from folk to electric Also it s in his first great film Mean Streets where Charlie Harvey Keitel is tormented over his responsibility to an irresponsible friend Johnny Boy Robert DeNiro who is in hock to the local loan shark Scorsese didn t realize until years after he made it that the inspiration came from a similar relationship between his father and a family relativeAlso Scorsese says his films are about the end of a way of life whether it s the Dalai Lama losing his country in Kundun or Howard Hughes losing is mind in The AviatorAs a filmmaker Scorsese remains awestruck by his influences The Searchers Force of Evil The Third Man any number of Italian neorealist classics than by his own work of which he s varyingly modest Taxi Driver Goodfellas critical New York New York on the fence The King of Comedy or in the case of his recent Shutter Island a little defensive You either go with it or you don t maybe it s no good I don t know In every case what drives him is the process regardless of the final result As befits a total obsessive he leaves nothing to chance stressing over every detail from beginning to end even going into debt to make a movie on his own terms He storyboards every single shot even the ones that look improvised like certain fight scenes in Raging Bull shoots a ridiculous number of angles and as in the case of The Aviator will go to the mat to employ an outdated Technicolor process that few viewers will appreciate if they notice it at all In the final stage he doesn t just hand over the footage to loyal longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker he s there by her side cut for cut finding the film s rhythm in interminable all night sessionsThe job never gets easier Even famous movie directors still have to raise money and still get jerked around by studios and the innumerable decisions that go into making a movie only get harder when you re crowding 70 Nonetheless as of late last year Scorsese was working on no fewer than a half dozen projects simultaneously He s too restless to sit still Maybe doing so many pictures at once he says it s an attempt to prolong life


About the Author: Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel is an important American film historian journalist author filmmaker screenwriter documentarian and film and literary critic MrSchickel is featured in For the Love of Movies The Story of American Film Criticism In this 2009 documentary film he discusses early film critics in the 1960s and how he and other young critics rejected the moralizing opposition of Bosley Crowth