RARA-AVIS: Scorsese on Scorsese

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 15 Dec 2004

Yesterday I was able to catch the documentary Scorsese on Scorsese on TCM. It's an excellent 90-minute soliloquy by Scorsese on his life and films. Hearing him tell his story, I was struck by how hardboiled it is and how ultrahardboiled films like Mean Streets and Taxi Driver are. Aside from his secure stature as a filmmaker, his hardboiled roots and style are relevant to us. Call it street-hardboiled, or neorealist criminal soup, he hits hard and artlessly (an illusion, of course).

I highly recommend this documentary. Before it, they had shown The Last Waltz, an equally persuasive documentary that I hadn't seen since its original release. It looked even better.



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