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 Post subject: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:29 am 
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I just read today that they're restoring the 35mm prints of Taxi Driver. That excites a cinemaphile like me, but it reminds me how much I fucking love Taxi Driver.

I think it's his best film and I would love to hear arguments to the contrary.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:24 am 
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I can't decide between Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas. I might go for Taxi Driver too because that movie (along with Apocalypse Now, Dawn Of The Dead and Assault On Precinct 13) turned me into a movie-nut in the 70s.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:38 pm 
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I recently saw Mean Streets for the first time.

My roomate has a dvd with some other shit Scorcese did, the best one being an extended interview with this pal of his (who also played the gun dealer in Taxi Driver) just telling stories about his life in the 60s and 70s in NYC. I forget the guy's name, but it was pretty funny and sometimes depressing stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:21 pm 

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He's directed two of my favorite music documenatries ever; No Direction Home and The Last Waltz. Of what I've seen of his stuff, I've liked the music documentaries much more than his theatrical releases. I haven't seen many of his movies, though. Actually, I think Taxi Driver and Goodfellas might be the only theatrical releases of his I've seen of his in their entirety. Of the two, I liked Taxi Driver the best. I've seen parts of Woodstock, The Aviator (ugh), and Gangs of New York. There are more of his movies I'd like to see at some point, but I'm not really a big movie guy so I'm not often in the mood to sit through a film.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:54 am 
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Pretty sure Scorsese didnt direct Woodstock.

Anyway:

If Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Last Temptation of Christ, or Cape Fear are on i have to watch them.
When scorsese is on, he's one of if not my favorite directors.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:16 pm 

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King of comedy is my favorite of his. I'm not a big fan though.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:42 pm 

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Love Scorsese. Been years since i seen most of his classics but Raging Bull was on the tele the other night and even though it was halfway through, I couldnt change the channel. Forgot how brutal that was.

I've never seen Mean Streets, Last Temptation, King of Comedy or Kundun. Should really rectify that and also watch Taxi Driver and Cape Fear again

Goodfellas is probably my all time favourite movie although I did have an almost religious experience watching Casino on acid one time.

Also really enjoyed Bringing out the Dead and Gangs of New York. The Departed was fucking awesome and I was really really impressed with Shutter Island which I only got around to watching recently


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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:11 am 
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vol.4 wrote:
King of comedy is my favorite of his. I'm not a big fan though.


An underrated film of his and DeNiro for that part.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:28 pm 
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king of comedy is great.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:07 pm 

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Crutch wrote:
I just read today that they're restoring the 35mm prints of Taxi Driver. That excites a cinemaphile like me, but it reminds me how much I fucking love Taxi Driver.

I think it's his best film and I would love to hear arguments to the contrary.


Taxi Driver was great--the plot arc kind of reminds me of Carrie in that it's a normal movie for 95 percent of it, and the other 5 percent is batshit crazy. Scorcese makes awesome films, but like Quentin Tarantino, he should stick to being behind the camera instead of in front of it. Mean Streets is another great one--love the grit and reality to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:59 am 

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Mean Steets, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas. It doesn't get any better than those. Casino was rad though, just a bit too long. Great soundtrack. I loved the use of the Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart "I Ain't Superstitious"


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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:23 pm 

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I've seen Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Color Of Money, Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs Of New York, and The Departed.

All were interesting (and most were disturbing).


Gangs Of New York is my fave by far, and one of my all time favorite gangster movies.

Thought they did a fantastic job with the costumes and sets, and Daniel Day-Lewis was incredibly good as Bill "the Butcher". Told a friend about the film and Day-Lewis' performance and he came back with, "I think you got a man-crush on the guy". In other words, 'I doubt it's all that great'. He eventually saw it and was blown away, though. Ha, ha.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:29 pm 
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My favorite Scorsese film is "After Hours"

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I'm surprised that I seem to be the only one. But not really.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:06 pm 
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HORNS wrote:
My favorite Scorsese film is "After Hours"

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I'm surprised that I seem to be the only one. But not really.


Actually, while I am having a hard time picking a single favorite, this one is among my top 5. Seems to be oft overlooked in the Scorsese catalog, but I think it's unique while really showcasing his style.

Taxi Driver, Departed, Casino, Raging Bull, Goodfellas are all up there as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
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I think the reason that movie goes under the radar is that apart of its humor is based on a NYC that doesn't exist anymore. Also, a time period that doesn't exist anymore(no cell phones, ATMs). And even with that it is STILL hilarious.

"So take off. Whats she gonna do, kill herself?"

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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:22 am 
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Taxi Driver's awesome of course. I like alot of his earlier stuff. Mean Streets is good. I think my favorite Scorsese film is Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore from 1974,it's so underrated. The tv show Alice was based on that,which is also one of my favorite shows.

If you liked Taxi Driver,checkout the movie called Jennifer on my Mind that had Robert DeNiro playing a brief role as a hippie taxi driver five years before Taxi Driver came out. It wasn't by Scorsese but it's still cool.





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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
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I think Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Taxi Driver are objectively his best films.

Kundun is visually fantastic, albeit on the boring end. Ditto for Last Temptation. Great movies, just boring.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is one of my personal favorites. Along with Casino.


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 Post subject: Re: Let's talk Scorsese.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:49 pm 

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Was "After Hours" a movie where everything keeps going wrong, and wronger, and on and on? That movie drove me fucking nuts. But I think I did watch the whole thing. Talk about inducing anxiety... sheesh.

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