: Scorsese is a legend.



mccombie_5
03-24-06, 02:51 PM
For a few weeks my film studies teacher has been mentioning a certain Mirimax film that has been deleted from the archives, and he could not find a copy of it, I had been also trying for a while, but to no avail searching in various stores for a new copy. On Wednesday in my weekly film lecture he mentioned it again, and I thought "I'm going to find this film", so I whipped out my phone and made a quick call to my contact http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/mccombie_5/sekret.gif, by the afternoon I had a phonecall saying it would be ready for collection the day after. Yesterday I go to the place to collect it and its waiting for me, so I brought it home, copied the DVD for myself, and took it to my teacher on the way in this morning, he seemed very pleased and he asked me how much I owed him, I told him it was gratis, and he thanked me greatly.

I had a lesson with him this afternoon, but I knew he would want to show the earlier class so that's why I dropped it in this morning, anyway we watched as much of the film as we could in the lesson, then he stopped me on the way out of the room, and said "stay there I'll be right back", he returned with a gift for me, a brand new VHS from his desk, still in it's wrapper.

It's a collection of some of Martin Scorsese's work, four short stories of the following:

What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This (1963)

Its a 9 minute film of not much content, made on a shoestring whilst he was at university.

Not Just You, Murray (1964)

This is nearer to his gangster style, features a 1950s Cadillac Convertible with HUGE fins, a man in a suit, again not that much content, but very good nonetheless. Lasting 15 minutes.

The Big Shave (1967)

This is in colour, very macabre and familar of his later films like Mean Streets and Goodfellas, at first it looks simply like a man shaving with an old fahioned razor. Then he starts to cut himself, continally "shaving" whilst slashing himself open, and one final cut accross the throat. One very Hitchcock-esque part where it cuts to the blood draining down the sink. Only lasting 6 minutes still very good, if not a trifle odd.

Italianamerican (1974)

This is a longer film, last on the tape. Lasting 45 minutes, the film focuses entirely on Scorsese's parents, Catherine and Charlie, in their apartment in the Italian/Jewish/Irish area of New York. They talk about their lives, their parent's and grandparent's upbringing as Italian immigrants, living in a peviously Irish dominated area, it provided a wonderful insight, and a recipie how to make his mother's spaghetti sauce. His mother is a typical Italian American housewife, very blunt and forward, and his father is typical supressed husband. I enjoyed this the most of all.

I thought it was great of my teacher to give me this as a gift in return of a favour, and even more great is it has reminded me how great Martin Scorsese is! I enjoyed it very much, and it's one of the best videos in my collection now!! Just thought I'd share some joy

Jesda
03-24-06, 03:50 PM
In the age of Tom Cruise, its good to know that not everyone in Hollywood is a douchebag. Neat that Scorsese also directed a Michael Jackson video!

mccombie_5
03-24-06, 04:29 PM
In the age of Tom Cruise, its good to know that not everyone in Hollywood is a douchebag. Neat that Scorsese also directed a Michael Jackson video!

It is good to know, Scorsese is a living legend.

CoupeDevilleRob
03-24-06, 05:43 PM
My school has a films of Martin Scorsese class a few semesters ago, unfortunatley I couldn't work it into my schedule. Mean Streets and GoodFellas are my favorites. I always felt let down by Taxi Driver, I was expecting it to be a thinking man's Death Wish, i.e. I wanted more shooting. Some day Marty will get respected and win the Best Director Academy Award, he is long over due.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
03-24-06, 05:47 PM
Best director ever IMO, second would be Tarantino.

I love Goodfellas, Casino, and I've never seen Taxi Driver, but it looks really good.

JimHare
03-24-06, 05:54 PM
In the age of Tom Cruise, its good to know that not everyone in Hollywood is a douchebag. Neat that Scorsese also directed a Michael Jackson video!

You sure about that? Are you thinking of Thriller? That was not Scorsese, it was John Landis..

Not that I'm a big MJ fan. Sheesh.. I only got interested when he set his hair on fire.

Jesda
03-24-06, 06:05 PM
Scorsese directed the video for "Bad"

JimHare
03-24-06, 11:37 PM
Scorsese directed the video for "Bad"

Ahhh..don't think I ever saw that one..but I remember "Fat" by Wierd Al that parodied it..now the question is, who directed THAT one.. ???????

Speaking of Scorsese, don't forget Raging Bull...

mccombie_5
03-25-06, 04:37 AM
Ahhh..don't think I ever saw that one..but I remember "Fat" by Wierd Al that parodied it..now the question is, who directed THAT one.. ???????

Speaking of Scorsese, don't forget Raging Bull...

I remember the parody (ie?) years ago, and that much have been one of Weird Al's early ones, Amish Paradise is one of my favourites.