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Scorsese’s Taxi Driver Quick Take

Scorsese’s Taxi Driver Quick Take

Apr 8, 2011

Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver One of my favorite movies.  But I found it more a portrait of an individual suffering alienation as he is unable to connect with anyone else. Effectively isolated from the people who surround him, he descends into violent insanity but is ultimately redeemed when he turns his attention away from the political candidate...

Raging Bull – Goodfellas Looking Into Camera

Raging Bull – Goodfellas Looking Into Camera

Apr 8, 2011

Can anyone think of another Serious ¬†film where the characters talk straight into the camera? This is done in many films. Two Examples, when deniro gets the crap beaten out of him in raging bull, we see robinson looking straight towards camera, then cut to deniro against the ropes looking straight towards camera. the shots are not meant to ‘connect’...

Casino Underrated Scorsese Gem

Casino Underrated Scorsese Gem

Apr 7, 2011

Casino: underrated, unappreciated gem Yeah that’s right, I said it. Scorsese Fans already know this of course. Every time I see casino on tv I say to myself “ok I will just watch a few minutes” then it’s 2 1/2 hours later and I cant stop watching. I’ve seen it many times before, including a few times in the theater when it was...

Scorsese’s Shutter Island Review

Scorsese’s Shutter Island Review

Apr 2, 2011

Just saw Shutter Island It was entertaining all the way around. It kept me guessing till the end, terrific acting by Leo, great setting and creep factor. It’s got a lot of typical Scorsese feel too it i.e. very (maybe overly) dramatic music to some scenes, lots of extreme overhead lighting and harsh lighting spattered through out, rich close-ups of the...