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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
Film poster
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Michael Henry Wilson
Produced by Florence Dauman
Martin Scorsese
Written by Martin Scorsese
Michael Henry Wilson
Starring Martin Scorsese
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Jean-Yves Escoffier
Frances Reid
Nancy Schreiber
Edited by Kenneth Levis
David Lindblom
Production
company
Release dates
  • 21 May 1995 (1995-05-21) (UK)
  • 6 March 1998 (1998-03-06) (US)
Running time
225 minutes
Country UK
Language English

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.

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.

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

It was originally shown in three parts on Channel 4 in the UK in 1995.

Films mentioned

(Roughly in the order of the appearance.)

--Part I--

—Part II--

—Part III--

—The Director as Iconoclast--

External links

  • Official website
  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies at the Internet Movie Database
  • A 133 minute version of the film at the official BFI Films Dailymotion site Retrieved 2011-10-08
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