Martin Scorsese s Raging Bull

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Author: Kevin J. Hayes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521536042

Category: Performing Arts

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A Companion to Martin Scorsese

With insights that will interest film scholars as well as movie enthusiasts, this is an important contribution to the scholarship of contemporary American cinema.

Author: Aaron Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119685621

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 628

A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America's most prominent contemporary filmmakers. Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most influential films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, and Hugo Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American and world cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use of popular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, and race in his films, and more

Scorsese

This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It’s Not Just You, Murray!: through his personal examinations of his Italian American heritage in Mean Streets, Italianamerican and Goodfellas: ...

Author: Jim Sangster

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448133270

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Martin Scorsese’s obsession with sin and redemption, conflict and violence runs through much of his work. This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It’s Not Just You, Murray!: through his personal examinations of his Italian American heritage in Mean Streets, Italianamerican and Goodfellas: the extreme violence of Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Cape Fear: and the religious themes – from a director who originally wanted to be a priest – of The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun. Including all Scorsese’s films up to Gangs of New York, this is a comprehensive study of the work of this widely respected film maker. Also covering his influences, the controversy surrounding his films, exhaustive music lists and long-time collaborations, this is an extensive analysis of the most consistently passionate, committed and inventive film director of the last thirty years.

The Cinema of Martin Scorsese

This is a thematic and chronological apprais al of one of the most intense - and intensely imitated - of American film-makers who has been exposing the unvarnished s ide of contemporary life for more than twenty years. '

Author: Lawrence S. Friedman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 200

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This is a thematic and chronological apprais al of one of the most intense - and intensely imitated - of American film-makers who has been exposing the unvarnished s ide of contemporary life for more than twenty years. '

Martin Scorsese

Collected interviews with the man who has been called the greatest living American film director

Author: Martin Scorsese

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578060726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

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Collected interviews with the man who has been called the greatest living American film director

Martin Scorsese

With this book, film scholar Les Keyser undertakes the first full-scale analysis and appreciation of Scorsese's life and films, assessing his emergence as America's preeminent filmmaker.

Author: Lester J. Keyser

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 265

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No American film director has probed the heart and soul of violence like Martin Scorsese. In films of unbearable intensity, from his breakthrough Mean Streets (1973) through The Age of Innocence (1992), Scorsese has developed as an unflinching observer of twentieth-century America. With this book, film scholar Les Keyser undertakes the first full-scale analysis and appreciation of Scorsese's life and films, assessing his emergence as America's preeminent filmmaker. Controversial and difficult, dark and opaque, Scorsese's films have followed an erratic course in the commercial market, including both blockbusters and box-office duds. But he is always honing his craft and deepening his vision. Even in his huge hit Cape Fear (1991), Scorsese successfully gives the commercial Hollywood formula movie a sharp new edge. Martin Scorsese bursts with fascinating movie lore about the Hollywood scene, including extensive background notes on how the script for the classic Raging Bull (1980) was developed by Scorsese and actor friend Robert de Niro. The full canon of the director's work is studied carefully, including a film that represents a radical departure for the director, a cinematic version of Edith Wharton's turn-of-the-century novel of manners, The Age of Innocence.

Martin Scorsese

Traces Scorsese's Italian-American heritage, his personal nature, his private relationships, and the reflection of these in his work.

Author: Vincent LoBrutto

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275987053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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Traces Scorsese's Italian-American heritage, his personal nature, his private relationships, and the reflection of these in his work.

The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino.

Author: Andrew J. Rausch

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch looks at their relationship as individual artists who combined their talents to create cinematic magic, including the recognized classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and GoodFellas.

Martin Scorsese s America

They are among the themes Cashmore argues have driven and inform Scorsese's work. This is America, as seen through the eyes of Martin Scorsese and it is a deeply unpleasant place.

Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745658970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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For over four decades, Martin Scorsese has been the chronicler of an obsessive society, where material possessions and physical comfort are valued, where the pursuit of individual improvement is rewarded and where male prerogative is respected and preserved. Scorsese has often described his films as sociology and he has a point: his storytelling condenses complex information into comprehensible narratives about society. In this sense, he has been a guide through a dark world of nineteenth century crypto-fascism to a fetishistic twentieth century in which goods, fame, money and power are held to have magical power. Author of Tyson: Nurture of the Beast and Beckham, Ellis Cashmore turns his attention to arguably the most influential living film- maker to explore how Scorsese envisions America. Greed, manhood, the city and romantic love feature on Scorsese's landscape of secular materialism. They are among the themes Cashmore argues have driven and inform Scorsese's work. This is America, as seen through the eyes of Martin Scorsese and it is a deeply unpleasant place. Cashmore's book discloses how, collectively, Scorsese's films present an image of America. It's an image assembled from the perspectives of obsessive people, whether burned-out paramedics, compulsive entrepreneurs, tortured lovers, or celebrity-fixated comedians. It's collected from pool halls, taxicabs, boxing rings and jazz clubs. It's an image that's specific, yet ubiquitous. It is Martin Scorsese's America.

Martin Scorsese in 10 Scenes

Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenes takes an intriguing look at the life’s work of one of the world’s greatest filmmakers.

Author: Tim Grierson

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 1317486250

Category: Art

Page: 192

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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.

The Passion of Martin Scorsese

From his earliest shorts to his recent feature films The Departed and Shutter Island, this book offers an in-depth analysis of the deepest archetypal themes, symbols, and structures in Martin Scorsese's entire body of work.

Author: Annette Wernblad

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786462329

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 267

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From his earliest shorts to his recent feature films The Departed and Shutter Island, this book offers an in-depth analysis of the deepest archetypal themes, symbols, and structures in Martin Scorsese’s entire body of work. It examines each of Scorsese’s films as a mythological journey through which the main character is offered an opportunity for psychological and spiritual enlightenment, focusing especially on how each character is led to recognize, accept, and embrace his or her flawed traits. The book also explores the ways in which Scorsese’s films incite extreme reactions and strike deep chords within his viewers, particularly by speaking the language of the unconscious and forcing readers to examine their own hidden flaws.

The Films of Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese, “Raging Bull: Before the Fight,” Raging Bull, directed by Martin
Scorsese (MGM, 2006), DVD. 4. Martin Scorsese, Scorsese on Scorsese, rev. ed.
(London: Faber and Faber, 2003), 113–14. 5. Vincent LoBrutto, Sound-on-film: ...

Author: Eric San Juan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538127660

Category:

Page: 272

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The Films of Martin Scorsese: Gangsters, Greed, and Guilt looks at the 24 features directed by Martin Scorsese in chronological order, providing an overview with some historical context, followed by a brief synopsis, and other details per film. An accessible analysis that dives deep into the themes, techniques, and innovations of each movie

The Scorsese Connection

Lesley Stern has written a daringly innovative book on the work of Martin Scorsese, the most important contemporary film-maker in North America.

Author: Lesley Stern

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210111

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 257

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This account of Martin Scorsese's films explores 2 main avenues: the way Scorsese remakes other movies (Raging Bull replays The Red Shoes and Taxi Driver as a resurgence of The Searchers); and the way viewers absorb and relate to films.

Conversations with Scorsese

With Richard Schickel as the canny and intelligent guide, these conversations take us deep into Scorsese's life and work. He reveals which films are most autobiographical, and what he was trying to explore and accomplish in other films.

Author: Richard Schickel

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307595461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Now with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director. With Richard Schickel as the canny and intelligent guide, these conversations take us deep into Scorsese's life and work. He reveals which films are most autobiographical, and what he was trying to explore and accomplish in other films. He explains his personal style and describes many of the rewarding artistic and personal relationships of his career, including collaborations with Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, and Leonardo DiCaprio. An invaluable illumination and appreciation of one of our most admired film directors.

Martin Scorsese

This collection was originally edited by the late Peter Brunette in 1999 and is now revised and extensively updated by Robert Ribera.

Author: Robert Ribera

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496809246

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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Martin Scorsese (b. 1942) has long been considered one of America's greatest cinematic storytellers. Over the last fifty years he has created some of the most iconic moments in American film, never afraid to confront controversial issues with passion. While few of his films are directly autobiographical, his upbringing in New York's Little Italy, the childhood asthma that kept him from playing sports, and his early desire to enter the priesthood all helped form his sensibilities and later shaped his distinct style. Community, religion, violence--these themes drive a Scorsese picture, and whether he examines the violence that bursts forth in the hand of Travis Bickle or the passion of Jesus Christ, Scorsese's mastery of the history, art, and craft of filmmaking is undeniable. This collection was originally edited by the late Peter Brunette in 1999 and is now revised and extensively updated by Robert Ribera. It traces Scorsese's evolution from the earliest days of the New American Cinema, his work with Roger Corman, and his days at New York University's film program to his efforts to preserve the legacy of cinema, his documentary work, and his recent string of successes. Among new movies discussed are The Departed, Hugo, and The Wolf of Wall Street, and the documentaries No Direction Home and The Blues. Scorsese stands out as a director, producer, scholar, preservationist, and icon. His work both behind the camera and in the service of its history are a cornerstone of American and world cinemas. In these interviews, Scorsese takes us from Elizabeth Street to the heights of Hollywood and all the journeys in between.

Women Filmmakers Their Films

Publications Librach , R . S . , " The Last Temptation in Mean Streets and Raging
Bull , " in Literature / Film Quarterly ( Salisbury ... Martin Scorsese ' s Raging Bull ,
a chronicle of 23 years in the life of middleweight boxer Jake La Motta , was ...

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 573

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This single-volume resource offers comprehensive coverage of women directors and their films as well as producers, writers and production artists. General information on the filmmaker or film is followed, where applicable, by more detailed biography, filmography, comprehensive credits, production information, awards and bibliography. The core of the entry consists of a signed, 800- to 1,000-word critical essay written by a film critic or scholar. Following introductory essays on the evolution and status of women filmmakers, 190 alphabetically arranged entries discuss women directors, producers, animators, art directors, editors, writers, and costume designers. Each entry contains a brief biography, a complete filmography, a selected bibliography of works on and by the entrant, and an expository essay by a specialist in the field. The remaining entries (approximately 60) concern films in which women filmmakers have had a major role. They include production information, lists of cast and crew, a selected bibliography of works about the film, and an essay. Contains many b & w portraits and stills.

A Companion to Martin Scorsese

This chapter will review the production history of the boxing sequences and then
analyze each of these nine distinctive episodes in Raging Bull in order to gain a
detailed understanding of this special element in the Martin Scorsese classic.

Author: Aaron Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444338617

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 340

This book is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers.0Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches0Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most influential films, including 'Mean Streets', 'Taxi Driver, 'Raging Bull', 'Goodfellas', 'Gangs of New York', and 'Hugo'.0Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American and world cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use of popular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, and race in his films, and more.

Gangster Priest

In Gangster Priest Robert Casillo examines these films in the context of the society, religion, culture, and history of Southern Italy, from which the majority of Italian Americans, including Scorsese, derive.

Author: Robert Casillo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080209113X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

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Widely acclaimed as America's greatest living film director, Martin Scorsese is also, some argue, the pre-eminent Italian American artist. Although he has treated various subjects in over three decades, his most sustained filmmaking and the core of his achievement consists of five films on Italian American subjects - Who's That Knocking at My Door?, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, and Casino - as well as the documentary Italianamerican. In Gangster Priest Robert Casillo examines these films in the context of the society, religion, culture, and history of Southern Italy, from which the majority of Italian Americans, including Scorsese, derive. Casillo argues that these films cannot be fully appreciated either thematically or formally without understanding the various facets of Italian American ethnicity, as well as the nature of Italian American cinema and the difficulties facing assimilating third-generation artists. Forming a unified whole, Scorsese's Italian American films offer what Casillo views as a prolonged meditation on the immigrant experience, the relationship between Italian America and Southern Italy, the conflicts between the ethnic generations, and the formation and development of Italian American ethnicity (and thus identity) on American soil through the generations. Raised as a Catholic and deeply imbued with Catholic values, Scorsese also deals with certain forms of Southern Italian vernacular religion, which have left their imprint not only on Scorsese himself but also on the spiritually tormented characters of his Italian American films. Casillo also shows how Scorsese interrogates the Southern Italian code of masculine honour in his exploration of the Italian American underworld or Mafia, and through his implicitly Catholic optic, discloses its thoroughgoing and longstanding opposition to Christianity. Bringing a wealth of scholarship and insight into Scorsese's work, Casillo's study will captivate readers interested in the director's magisterial artistry, the rich social history of Southern Italy, Italian American ethnicity, and the sociology and history of the Mafia in both Sicily and the United States.

The Making of Raging Bull

Exploring the actual shooting and editing of the gritty black-and-white film, the book also looks at past screen treatments of a subject which is violent by its very nature, and the effect the role had on the lead star Robert de Nero's ...

Author: Mike Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781903318836

Category: Boxing films

Page: 208

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Based on the autobiography of boxer Jake La Motta, Raging Bull has been hailed as director Martin Scorsese's masterwork by many critics. Looking at the film both in the context of American cinema in the late seventies and early eighties, and its place in Scorsese's work before and since, The Making Of Raging Bull is a unique analysis of a classic. Exploring the actual shooting and editing of the gritty black-and-white film, the book also looks at past screen treatments of a subject which is violent by its very nature, and the effect the role had on the lead star Robert de Nero's subsequent career.

Scorsese

The fifth in the ultrascreen series of eclectic anthologies examines the influence of Scorsese's upbringing in Little Italy on Mean Streets and Goodfellas; the urban madness of Taxi Driver and Bringing Out the Dead; the Catholic religiosity ...

Author: Paul A. Woods

Publisher: Plexus Pub

ISBN: 9780859653558

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The fifth in the ultrascreen series of eclectic anthologies examines the influence of Scorsese's upbringing in Little Italy on Mean Streets and Goodfellas; the urban madness of Taxi Driver and Bringing Out the Dead; the Catholic religiosity that permeates all the way from Mean Streets to the controversial interpretation of the Gospels in The Last Temptation of Christ. It also describes the devotion to US cinema that led the director to tackle the all-American musical in New York, New York, make a sequel to a classic in The Color of Money, and remake a pulp crime movie in Cape Fear. In its surprising wealth of interviews, essays and reviews, Martin Scorsese: A Journey through the American Psyche examines a filmmaker whose works offer little pieces of history reflected through the viewfinder, be it in the era-of-assassination backdrop of Taxi Driver or the bloody nineteenth-century canvas of Gangs of New York.