Download and read online Conversations with Scorsese in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Conversations with Scorsese in PDF and EPUB Draws on intellectual interviews to assess the life and work of the iconic filmmaker, providing coverage of such topics as his youth in mid-20th-century Little Italy, his lesser-known films and his semi-autobiographical works. By the award-winning author of The Disney Version.
Download and read online Conversations with Scorsese in PDF and EPUB Martin Scorsese's career is a dense map of critical darlings and experimental films--from "Mean Streets" to "Shutter Island." Now fans are given the chance to see all of his movies, and moviemaking in general, through the eyes of the master director himself.
Download and read online Martin Scorsese in 10 Scenes in PDF and EPUB 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.
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Download and read online The Films of Martin Scorsese 1978 99 in PDF and EPUB A detailed, theoretically attuned analysis of all of the Scorsese-directed features from The Last Waltz to Bringing Out the Dead . Grist illuminates Scorsese's authorship, but also reflects back upon a range of informing contexts.
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Download and read online Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory in PDF and EPUB Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to film sound tracks. Walker includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a range of theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, and queer theory. The films come from disparate temporal and industrial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to contemporary, critically-acclaimed science fiction (Gravity). Along with sound tracks from canonical American films including The Searchers and To Have and Have Not, Walker analyzes independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures, a New Zealand film that uses music to empower its queer female protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the first Australian feature film with a script entirely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory thus not only calls new attention to the significance of sound tracks, but also focuses on the sonic power of characters representing those whose voices have all too often been drowned out. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory is both rigorous and accessible to all students and scholars with a grasp of cinematic and musical structures. Moreover, the book brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture and therefore resonates across the liberal arts.
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Download and read online Martin Scorsese in PDF and EPUB Traces Scorsese's Italian-American heritage, his personal nature, his private relationships, and the reflection of these in his work.
Download and read online The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro in PDF and EPUB In 1973, early in their careers, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro collaborated for the first time. Over the next few decades, they worked together on seven more movies, many of which brought them both acclaim and awards. And while successful director and actor pairings have occurred throughout the history of film, few have fashioned so many works of enduring value as these two artists. In little more than two decades, Scorsese and De Niro produced eight features, including the classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and GoodFellas. In The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of this remarkable pair, from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch looks at their relationship as individual artists who worked together to create cinematic magic, as well as the friendship that was forged nearly 40 years ago. Drawing upon interviews and other sources, Rausch goes behind the scenes of their eight films, providing insight and analysis on all their collaborations, including New York, New York, The King of Comedy, and Cape Fear. A rare glimpse into the moviemaking process of these two legends, The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro will appeal to both scholars and fans alike.
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Download and read online Cross Cultural Connections in Crime Fictions in PDF and EPUB A collection of ten original essays forging new interdisciplinary connections between crime fiction and film, encompassing British, Swedish, American and Canadian contexts. The authors explore representations of race, gender, sexuality and memory, and challenge traditional categorisations of academic and professional crime writing.
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