By: Nazia Adnin
Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest directors of all time .His contribution to the word of cinema cannot be described in words. Over the course of his career he has mesmerized the world with ambitious, bold and brilliant works.
Scorsese is known for his signature style of editing, music, frequent collaboration with selective actors and imaginative way of creating. He is never stick to one genre .He is very vibrant and never fails to surprise through his unique style of making. And that makes him uniquely qualified to be both prolific and proficient.
In his review of Mean Streets, Roger Ebert said that Martin Scorsese had the potential to become the American Fellini in ten years. It probably didn’t really take that long to prove him right.
Descendant of Italian parents Scorsese was born in Queens, New York in 1942. His movies are reflections of his past and his personality-specially growing up in NY and inside Catholicism — from intimate experiences and curiosity. And that helps him to select subject matter and also applies to set tone of his films as well. Scorsese attended New York University and attained two college degrees from there.
Scorsese is one of the members of influential “Movie Brats” club. His friend list includes iconic movie makers like Coppela, Spielberg, George Lucas and Brian De Palma. He cited film makers Satyajit Ray, Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Federico Fellini as a major influence on his career. In 1972 Scorsese made “Mean Street” which was a breakthrough for his career. Mean while his signature style was established -violence, fragility ,macho showdown of gangster ,catholic values, redemption ,guilt , emotions ,rapid fire editing and sound track on contemporary music.
He was given us more or less 31 films so far including classics like “Taxi Driver”, Wolf of Wall Street” “Hugo” ,”Goodfellas”, “Raging Bull”, “Shutter Island”, ”Casino”, “Gangs of New York”, “Mean Streets”, “The Aviator “ “After Hours” “The Departed and many more.
Martin Scorsese is a name of brand and institution himself. His skilled earned him countless numbers of awards, nominations, recognition and immense popularity in the movie industry. The Oscar winning director has bagged numerous numbers of awards in his career.
Acclaimed director and producer Marin Scorsese is a living legend and walking library on film. Thus, our tribute goes to this maestro.