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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of MARTIN SCORSESE


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#1 of 69 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 04 2005 - 11:25 PM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of MARTIN SCORSESE

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

MARTIN SCORSESE

Hugo Cabret (2011)

Living in the Material World: George Harrison (2011)

A Letter to Elia (2010)

Shutter Island (2010)
Shine a Light (2008)
The Key to Reserva (2007)
The Departed (2006)

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Lady by the Sea: The Statue of Liberty (2004) (TV)

The Aviator (2004)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Concert for New York City (2001) (TV) (segment "The Neighborhood")

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
My Voyage to Italy (1999)
Kundun (1997)


A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) (TV)

Casino (1995)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Cape Fear (1991)

Made in Milan (1990)

Goodfellas (1990)
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons")
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
The Color of Money (1986)
After Hours (1985)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Last Waltz (1978)
American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)
New York, New York (1977)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Italianamerican (1974)
Mean Streets (1973)
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Street Scenes (1970)


The Big Shave (1968)
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)

It's Not Just You, Murray! (1964)

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

Vesuvius VI (1959)


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#2 of 69 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 04 2005 - 11:27 PM

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MARTIN SCORSESE (1942 -     )


Hugo Cabret (2011)

Living in the Material World: George Harrison (2011)

A Letter to Elia (2010)

Shutter Island (2010) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Shine a Light (2008) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Key to Reserva (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Departed (2006) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


Lady by the Sea: The Statue of Liberty (2004)

The Aviator (2004) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Gangs of New York (2002) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Concert for New York City (2001) (TV) (segment "The Neighborhood")

Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
My Voyage to Italy (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Kundun (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)  Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Casino (1995)  Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Age of Innocence (1993) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Cape Fear (1991)
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Made in Milan (1990)

Goodfellas (1990) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons") Posted Image Posted Image
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
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The Color of Money (1986) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
After Hours (1985) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The King of Comedy (1983) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Raging Bull (1980) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Last Waltz (1978) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)
New York, New York (1977) Posted Image Posted Image
Taxi Driver (1976) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Italianamerican (1974) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Mean Streets (1973)
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Boxcar Bertha (1972) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Street Scenes (1970)
The Big Shave (1968) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
It's Not Just You, Murray! (1964) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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

Vesuvius VI (1959)




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#3 of 69 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted May 04 2005 - 11:52 PM

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#4 of 69 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 05 2005 - 01:12 AM

The Departed (2006) ***
The Aviator (2004) ***
Gangs of New York (2002) **Posted Image
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) ***
My Voyage to Italy (1999) ***
Kundun (1997) **Posted Image
Casino (1995) ***
The Age of Innocence (1993) ***Posted Image
Cape Fear (1991) ***
Goodfellas (1990) ***
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons") **Posted Image
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) ***
The Color of Money (1986) ***
After Hours (1985) ***
The King of Comedy (1983) ***Posted Image
Raging Bull (1980) ****
The Last Waltz (1978) ***
Taxi Driver (1976) ****
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) ***
Mean Streets (1973) ***
Boxcar Bertha (1972) ***
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) ***



#5 of 69 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted May 05 2005 - 02:30 AM

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Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Posted Image
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After Hours (1985) Posted Image Posted Image
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Raging Bull (1980) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Taxi Driver (1976) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Mean Streets (1973)
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Rankings

1)Taxi Driver
2)Goodfellas
3)Raging Bull
4)Casino
5)Cape Fear
6)Mean Streets
7)The Aviator
8)The Departed
9)Gangs of New York
10)The Color of Money


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#6 of 69 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 05 2005 - 03:43 AM

*1. Taxi Driver - A (#2 all-time, seen twice in theater)
2. Raging Bull - A
3. The Last Temptation of Christ - A
*4. Mean Streets - A
5. Casino - A-
*6. Goodfellas - A-
7. My Voyage To Italy - A-
8. The Color Of Money - B+
9. Kundun - B+
10. The Departed - B+


11. Hugo - B+
12. New York Stories (Segment "Life Lessons) - B+
13. The Aviator - B+
14. The Age Of Innocence - B+
15. Cape Fear - B
16. Bringing Out The Dead - B

17. The Last Waltz - B
18. Boxcar Bertha - B
19. Gangs Of New York - B


20. Shutter Island - B-

21. The Big Shave - C+
22. What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This? - C
(Pure B&W, arty, student film stuff)

Own: 3

Still some holes to fill in, I'd most like to see King of Comedy, Alice, and After Hours.


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Posted May 05 2005 - 04:14 AM

MARTIN SCORSESE

It has been a long time since I've seen most of these, and I definitely need to do a Scorsese refresher, but here they are in order to the best of my recollection.

Goodfellas (1990)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Casino (1995)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Cape Fear (1991)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Kundun (1997)
The Color of Money (1986)

#8 of 69 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 05 2005 - 05:36 AM

Well I'll no doubt get a lot of flak, but here goes.

Scorsese is without a doubt a talented director, who successfully is able to put his vision on the screen. In that sense, most, if not all, of his films are successes.

However, the vision that Scorsese successfully puts on the screen, is almost always one that I have no interest in, that doesn't connect with me, in some cases bores me, and in others engenders actual dislike. So for me, he is one of my least favorite directors, making only one film I actually like, though it's a truly great one. It's a shame he doesn't make more films like that one.

MARTIN SCORSESE:

Seen: 13
Like: 1
Own: 1

Rank order:

Goodfellas (1990)
Casino (1995)
The Last Waltz (1978)
The King of Comedy (1983)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Cape Fear (1991)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
New York, New York (1977)
Raging Bull (1980)
Mean Streets (1973)
After Hours (1985)
Taxi Driver (1976)

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#9 of 69 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 05 2005 - 07:49 AM

Rent Casino George. I'm pretty sure that might make for one more Scorsese film you might like. Though you never know. Posted Image
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#10 of 69 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted May 05 2005 - 11:17 AM

Just the fictional features below. Also seen Italianamerican, Big Shave, The Last Waltz, New York Stories, "Journey...Through American Movies," My Voyage to Italy, No Direction Home, the Key to Reserva, and Shine a Light.

1. Casino
2. Raging Bull
3. Goodfellas
4. The Age of Innocence
5. Gangs of New York
6. Mean Streets
7. The Last Temptation of Chist
8. The King of Comedy
9. The Departed
10. Taxi Driver
11. The Aviator
12. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
13. New York, New York
14. Bringing Out the Dead
15. Cape Fear
16. Who's That Knocking at My Door
17. Kundun
18. Boxcar Bertha
19. After Hours

#11 of 69 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted May 05 2005 - 11:40 AM

Seen:

The Aviator (2004)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Kundun (1997)
Casino (1995)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
Cape Fear (1991)
Goodfellas (1990)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
The King of Comedy (1983)
Raging Bull (1980)
The Last Waltz (1978)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Mean Streets (1973)

Not seen:

My Voyage to Italy (1999)
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons")
The Color of Money (1986)
After Hours (1985)
American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)
New York, New York (1977)
Italianamerican (1974)
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Street Scenes (1970)
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
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Posted May 05 2005 - 01:27 PM


Hugo (3D) (2011) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Public Speaking (2010)

Letter to Elia (2010)

Shutter Island (2010) /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif (Own the Blu)

Shine a Light (2008) Posted Image
The Departed (2006) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Aviator (2004) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Gangs of New York (2002) Posted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Posted ImagePosted Image (The first DVD I ever rented)
My Voyage to Italy (1999) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (For a nice compiliation of clips)
Kundun (1997) Posted ImagePosted Image
Casino (1995) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Age of Innocence (1993) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Cape Fear (1991) Posted ImagePosted Image (Used to own the LD, never bothered to replace with a DVD)
Goodfellas (1990) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons") Posted Image
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Color of Money (1986) Posted ImagePosted Image
After Hours (1985) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The King of Comedy (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Raging Bull (1980) Posted ImagePosted Image
The Last Waltz (1978) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)
New York, New York (1977) Posted Image
Taxi Driver (1976) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the Blu)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
Italianamerican (1974)
Mean Streets (1973) Posted ImagePosted Image
Boxcar Bertha (1972) Posted Image
Street Scenes (1970)
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Seen 27
Own 12

 


       

#13 of 69 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted May 05 2005 - 03:43 PM

MARTIN SCORSESE

The Aviator (2004) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - really like this film, with three really incredibly stellar performances (Dicaprio, Blanchett, Alda), I hate people who ask, 'but is it a scorsese film,' as though the film is only valid if it conforms with his previous work. I think this is brilliant work.
Gangs of New York (2002) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - this film knocked me on my ass when I saw it opening weekend, but I really really really wanted to like it, I need to see it again, but wish I could watch it on film again.
My Voyage to Italy (1999) seen a significant chunk, it was good, not as enlightening as "personal journey with martin scorsese through american movies" but very good
Casino (1995) seen chunks
Goodfellas (1990) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - really need to see this again, I've only seen MARVHS about five years ago...
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - brilliant insight into the humanity of christ. The temptation of family is so poigant and perfect.
The Color of Money (1986) seen ages ago when I was very very small
After Hours (1985) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - hysterically funny comedy that is absolutely great with a crowd
Raging Bull (1980) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - you can't tear your eyes away, a career masterpiece
The Last Waltz (1978) - Posted ImagePosted Image1/2 - drags a bit but the music rocks
New York, New York (1977) seen 60% of it, liked the beginning seduction but was bored by the lack of anything that followed.
Taxi Driver (1976) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - stunning flick that's incredible to watch, love that crane shot over Travis' path of destruction
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2 - about as good as a melodrama romance can be
Mean Streets (1973) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2 - damn good film that has such a sprawling rambling cast and story that I didn't begin to figure out who was who and what was what until the second viewing.

Ranking:
    [*]Raging Bull[*]Taxi Driver[*]The Last Temptation of Christ[*]Goodfellas[*]After Hours[*]The Aviator[*]Mean Streets[*]Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore[*]the Last Waltz

 

#14 of 69 OFFLINE   Ric Bagoly

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Posted June 03 2005 - 08:21 AM

1. Goodfellas

2. Cape Fear

3. The Color Of Money

4. Raging Bull

5. Casino

6. Gangs Of New York

7. Taxi Driver

8. The King Of Comedy

9. Mean Streets

10. After Hours
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#15 of 69 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 07 2005 - 03:04 PM

Updated Master list...............................
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Posted June 08 2005 - 12:14 PM

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home (2005) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Cape Fear (1991) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Goodfellas (1990) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons") Posted ImagePosted Image
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Posted ImagePosted Image
After Hours (1985) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The King of Comedy (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Raging Bull (1980) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted June 08 2005 - 01:47 PM

The Aviator (2004) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Gangs of New York (2002) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Posted ImagePosted Image
My Voyage to Italy (1999) N/R
Kundun (1997) N/R
Casino (1995) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Age of Innocence (1993) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Cape Fear (1991) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Goodfellas (1990) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
New York Stories (1989) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Color of Money (1986) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
After Hours (1985) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The King of Comedy (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Raging Bull (1980) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Last Waltz (1978) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978) N/R
New York, New York (1977) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Taxi Driver (1976) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) N/R
Italianamerican (1974) N/R
Mean Streets (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Boxcar Bertha (1972) Posted ImagePosted Image
Street Scenes (1970)
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Obviously, I think he's certainly one of the greatest directors ever. I own all of his DVDs except for BRINGING OUT THE DEAD. The films I haven't seen yet are in my collection just waiting for their viewing.

I'm not sure how many of these "connect" with me. I've never been in the Mafia so I guess that counts out my favorite Scorsese films. I've never been a boxer either. I think the great thing about Scorsese is he shows us lifestyles that we'll never be a part of and he gives us the detail that reminds us that we wouldn't want to be a part of that lifestyle.

#18 of 69 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted June 08 2005 - 07:05 PM

In order of merit:


1.Taxi Driver (1976) ****
2.Raging Bull (1980) ****
3.Mean Streets (1973) ****
4.Goodfellas (1990) ****
5.The King of Comedy (1983) ****
6.Gangs of New York (2002) ***1/2
7.The Aviator (2004) ***1/2
8.Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) ***1/2
9.Casino (1995) ***
10.After Hours (1985) ***
11.The Color of Money (1986) ***
12.The Age of Innocence (1993) ***
13.The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) ***
14.New York, New York (1977) ***
15.Bringing Out the Dead (1999) ***
16.My Voyage to Italy (1999) ***
17.The Last Waltz (1978) ***
18.Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967) ***
19.Cape Fear (1991) **1/2
20.New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons") **1/2
21.Boxcar Bertha (1972) **1/2


Quote (originally posted by Michael Elliott):

"I'm not sure how many of these 'connect' with me. I've never been in the Mafia so I guess that counts out my favorite Scorsese films. I've never been a boxer either. I think the great thing about Scorsese is he shows us lifestyles that we'll never be a part of and he gives us the detail that reminds us that we wouldn't want to be a part of that lifestyle."



I seem to recall having discussed this with you already in the past but that's exactly the problem I have with Scorsese's films, Mike. Technically brilliant as they most certainly are, I can't feel much affection for them because, in most cases, they deal with despicable characters who, if I were to meet them on the street, I'd most probably cross over to the other side to avoid. This somewhat explains why the only Scorsese film I own on DVD so far is (ironicaly) one of his most disappointing - and, in my opinion, redundant - CAPE FEAR (1991)...and that's only because it was paired with the superior 1962 original!

Don't get me wrong - no one in the film world nowadays does more to shine the spotlight ever so brightly on the cinematic (both American and foreign) gems of the past but, having said that, for someone who so evidently idolizes the Golden Age of Hollywood, his own films are, in most cases, humorless and even depressing. Still, I regret not having had the chance to meet the great man himself in person last September while in Venice; he was supposed to be one of the Godfathers (together with Joe Dante and Quentin Tarantino) of the retrospective on Italian "B" movies but had to pull out at the last minutePosted Image! It was claimed (off the record, of course) that he didn't want to run the risk of running into Harvey Weinstein, who was in Venice on account of FINDING NEVERLAND (2004)Posted Image!

#19 of 69 OFFLINE   DavidAls

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Posted June 21 2005 - 03:55 AM

MARTIN SCORSESE

***The Aviator (2004)
***Gangs of New York (2002)
****My Voyage to Italy (1999)
****Kundun (1997)
*****Casino (1995)
****The Age of Innocence (1993)
**Cape Fear (1991)
*****Goodfellas (1990)
**New York Stories (1989) (segment "Life Lessons")
****The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
****After Hours (1985)
****The King of Comedy (1983)
*****Raging Bull (1980)
***The Last Waltz (1978)
**New York, New York (1977)
*****Taxi Driver (1976)
****Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
****Italianamerican (1974)
*****Mean Streets (1973)
***Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)

Scorsese may be my favorite American filmmaker, still. Crit consensus is that he has declined, and the Oscar-chasing of late is - to me - a head-scratcher (given the Academy's tratment of Kurosawa, Fellini, Hitchcock, Chaplin, Satyajit Ray and any number of other greats, I'd say the snubs Scorsese has gotten from them put him in stellar company).

His work since '90 continues to develop themes introduced in the '70s in complex and sophisticated ways; his 'departures' (like 'Kundun,' 'Age Of Innocence,' 'The Aviator,' 'Last Temptation') foreground some latent aspects of other films in thoughtful ways, while also showing off some cinematic influences. I think 'Casino' in many ways is his pivotal film - when it first appeared, I thought it was a sprawling mess, but it's seemed stronger with every viewing, and - in it's Biblically-structured narrative (the story/parable of Sodom & Gomorrah is loosely the template), it explicitly connects his 'faith' films ('Last Temptation' and the severely underrated 'Kundun')with his 'crime' films, underlining the philosophical and moral interconnectedness of both.

Even his weakest films have far deeper thought in them than your typical Hollywood offerings.
No amount of technical polish can make up for artificiality of theme and dishonesty of treatment. -Satyajit Ray, from Our Films Their Films

Without mercy, a man is like a beast. Be hard on yourself. Be sympathetic to others. Men are created equal. - Kenji Mizoguchi, from Sansho The Bailiff, 1954

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Posted July 03 2005 - 11:55 AM

Haven't seen enough of his films, but I'll give it a go:

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