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Martin Scorsese

( Director, Producer)

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Date of Birth: 17/11/1942

Martin Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942, Mr.. in Flushing, New York, and spent his childhood in New York's Little Italy. His father, a Sicilian immigrant who stroked clothes in the laundry, my mother was famous for the most delicious sauce in the district (the recipe which can be found in the documentary, Scorsese in 1974 "Italianamerican")


. Little Scorsese, . as Coppola, . his future colleague on the "movie brat" (so dubbed their director's gang), . grew sickly child, . suffered from asthma and other ailments, . and therefore not in the yard chasing the football, . and passion for a more restful pleasure - movies,
. After school, he entered the seminary, but studied there only a year, after which was enrolled in film school at New York University, while laboring as an assistant teacher. His student short films since 1963, there were diverse prizes. In 1970, while working a lecturer at the Faculty, Scorsese directed his first feature film, full of autobiographical motives "Who's Knocking at My Door?". From this study grew Scorsese's first masterpiece - "Mean Streets" (1973), which takes place in Little Italy, and in the leading roles were Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. In this work stood out trade-mark of Scorsese: the emphasis is not on the plot, and the characters, feverishly rapid, jerky camera movement, reflecting a nervous city rhythm. Hence, too, went to another trend - films Scorsese has traditionally cause rapid interest connoisseurs and much more modest attention to the general public.


Martin Scorsese is one of the most intelligent and provocative filmmakers of the last third of the twentieth century. In 1976. he put the script faithful playwright Paul Schroeder, his most personal, most accomplished and most famous film - "Taxi Driver". Much Ado caused a appearance in this tape 11-year-old Jodie Foster as an underage prostitute (although in the most risky episodes of duplicate older sister). Schroeder laid in this picture metaphysical ideas learned from studying the Japanese samurai code of bushido, and Scorsese has made a difficult experience, a former Catholic seminarian, not by hearsay knowledgeable brutal mores of modern New York. Look at his eyes last night megalopolis Vietnam massacre taxi driver allowed to consider the invisible city life, as if the negative daily life. The picture won the "Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival. The fact that this work was especially dear to Scorsese, has already proved appearance in 1999. another picture of the night New York, rented again on the scenario Schroeder nervous drama "Bringing Out the Dead". At this time the city skyline was seen from the coach of the ambulance coming down slowly mad hero Nicolas Cage.


In 1980. on the screens went black and white masterpiece of Scorsese's "Raging Bull" (4 nominations at the Oscars, including in the categories of Best Picture and Best Director) - brutal story of a boxer, middleweight champion Jake La Motta.


The overall gloomy view of things, peculiar to Scorsese, he has combined with the continuous search for the genre. He does not shy perelitsovki traditional canons of Hollywood - on account of Martin musical "New York, . New York! "(1977) with Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro, . satire "The King of Comedy" (1983), . absurdist black comedy "After Hours" (1985), . won the jury special prize at Cannes for best direction,
. In 1988. Scorsese realized long-planned project - the screen version of Nikos Kazanzakisa novel "The Last Temptation of Christ". The Vatican made a tape in the Index of banned films in Russia against his demonstration made on NTV Church - although none of the angry Orthodox hysterics had not seen. In the West, the same stimulation caused the image of Christ (played by Willem Dafoe) as a private man, tormented by ordinary worldly desires and doubts. Shown in competition in Venice film festival received a prize of Film Critics, as well as a nomination for an Oscar.


In 90-ies. Scorsese gangster film was carried away, close to him as Aboriginal Little Italy. He put the "good guys" (1990, another nomination for an Oscar) and a three-hour epic, "Casino" (1995), and between them there are a remake of the thriller "Cape Fear" - all three films with De Niro in the lead roles.


In 1999. Martin Scorsese got married for the fifth time. In the wives he had visited a writer and producer Julia Cameron, actress Isabella Rossellini (1979-1983), directed by Barbara DeFina. His new wife - the editor of the publishing house Random House Helen Morris. She helped Scorsese producing a book on the establishment of retro-movie "The Age of Innocence" (1993) and kinobiografii expelled from their country of the Dalai Lama, "Kundun" (1997)

. 1968 - "Who's Knocking at My Door" (Who's That Knocking at My Door?)
. 1970 - "Street scene" (Street Scenes)
. 1972 - Bertha nicknamed "boxcar" (Boxcar Bertha)
. 1973 - "Mean Streets" (Mean Streets)
. 1974 - "Italian-American" (Italianamerican)
. 1974 - "Alice Does not Live Here Anymore" (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore)
. 1976 - "Taxi Driver" (Taxi Driver)
. 1977 - "New York, New York" (New York, New York)
. 1978 - "The Last Waltz" (The Last Waltz)
. 1980 - "Raging Bull" (Raging Bull)
. 1983 - "The King of Comedy" (The King of Comedy)
. 1985 - "After Hours" (After Hours)
. 1986 - "The Color of Money" (The Color of Money)
. 1988 - "The Last Temptation of Christ" (The Last Temptation of Christ)
. 1990 - "Made in Milan" (Made in Milan)
. 1990 - "his guys" (Good Fellas)
. 1991 - "Cape Fear" (Cape Fear)
. 1993 - "The Age of Innocence" (The Age of Innocence)
. 1995 - "Casino" (Casino)
. 1997 - "Kundun" (Kundun)
. 1999 - "Bringing Out the Dead" (Bringing Out the Dead)


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