The Directors: Martin Scorsese

I just posted my top 10 Woody Allen films. I am going to try and write a review for each of my top ten films for each “essential” director. Martin Scorsese remains to be my all time FAVORITE director.

Scorsese is the master of combining his own unique vision with his brilliant homage to John Cassavettes, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Felini, Renior and much of the global tyrants of film of yesteryear.  I have always felt that “Goodfellas” was the first film to absolutely shatter the “romantic” painting that films about gangsters had worn. The camera usage, and the performance that he can get from his actors are second to none.  His use of popular music in film is the best example for anyone to follow.  He’s remarkable and amazing, Martin Scorsese is truly one of a kind!

1. “Mean Streets” – 1973

2. “The King of Comedy” – 1982

3.  “The Last Temptation of Christ” – 1988

4. “Taxi Driver” – 1978

5. “Goodfellas” – 1991

6. “Gangs of New York” – 2004

7. “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” – 1976

8. “Raging Bull” – 1980

9. “Casino” – 1995

10. “The Color of Money” – 1986

Just missed the cut:  “The Age of Innocence”, “After Hours”, “”, “The Last Waltz”, “The Aviator”

Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

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