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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies is a documentary film of 225 minutes in length, presented by Martin Scorsese and produced by the British Film Institute. [5]

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
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Directed byMartin Scorsese
Michael Henry Wilson [1]
Produced byFlorence Dauman
Martin Scorsese
Written byMartin Scorsese
Michael Henry Wilson [2]
StarringMartin Scorsese
Music byElmer Bernstein [3]
CinematographyJean-Yves Escoffier
Frances Reid
Nancy Schreiber
Edited byKenneth Levis
David Lindblom
Production
company
Release date
  • 21 May 1995 (1995-05-21) (UK)
  • 6 March 1998 (1998-03-06) (US)
Running time
225 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

In the film Martin Scorsese examines a selection of his favorite American films grouped according to four different types of directors: the director as storyteller; the director as an illusionist: D.W. Griffith or F. W. Murnau, who created new editing techniques among other innovations that made the appearance of sound and color possible later on; the director as a smuggler— filmmakers such as Douglas Sirk, Samuel Fuller, and Vincente Minnelli, who used to hide subversive messages in their films; and the director as an iconoclast, those filmmakers attacking social conventionalism — Charles Chaplin, Erich von Stroheim, Orson Welles, Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kubrick, Arthur Penn, and Sam Peckinpah.

Contents

SummaryEdit

The documentary is structured in segments:

  • Part I
    • The director's dilemma
    • The director as storyteller
      • The Western
      • The Gangster film
      • The Musical
  • Part II
    • The director as illusionist
    • The director as smuggler I
  • Part III
    • The director as smuggler II
    • The director as iconoclast [6]

It was originally shown on television in the UK in 1995.[7]

Films mentionedEdit

(Roughly in the order of the appearance.)

Part IEdit

Part IIEdit

Part IIIEdit

The Director as IconoclastEdit

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