Friday, December 6, 2013

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

Like most of the great filmmakers of his and following generations, Martin Scorsese is a cineaste, himself boasting an encyclopedic, obsessive knowledge and deep enthusiasm for classic films. In this four hour plus documentary, the director of such definitive films as Taxi DriverRaging Bull, and Goodfellas takes us through the many movies that helped shape his life and encouraged him to pursue his line of work. Despite the sheer length and simplicity of this project, it is st.ill an entertaining and enlightening work thanks both to Scorsese's engaging personality and his always restless approach behind the camera, even when its just filming himself addressing it.