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Adam Driver Explains The Paternal Like Relationship Between Actors And Directors


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Adam Driver believes there’s a “weirdly paternal” relationship that develops between actors and directors, something which he experienced when working with one of his heroes, Martin Scorsese.

Driver worked with Scorsese on historical drama Silence and was initially intimidated by the legendary director. However Driver soon found that Scorsese was very good at “demystifying himself” and allowing actors to take ownership of their role.

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Andrew Garfield Says Martin Scorsese Is A 'Gift' To Storytelling


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Andrew Garfield has praised director Martin Scorsese for his work on their Catholicism based film 'Silence', dubbing him a 'master' at what he does. The film is released this week, and it's already received much critical acclaim for its depiction of the journey of two Jesuit priests to Japan in the 17th century.

SilenceAndrew Garfield stars in 'Silence'

'Silence' has been something that Martin Scorsese wanted to work on since the release of his last major religious project , 1988's 'The Last Temptation of Christ'. It's based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo and also stars Liam Neeson and Adam Driver. It explores a period of time where Christianity was prohibited in Japan, though missionaries still ventured there to spread the word of God and suffered desperately as a consequence.

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Silence Review

Excellent

Faith is a topic Martin Scorsese can't quite shake, courting controversy with complex films like The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kindun (1997). And now he has adapted the Shusaku Endo novel into this profound exploration of religion. As seen through the eyes of a 17th century Jesuit priest in Japan, it's a dark, contemplative film that sometimes feels a bit too murky for its own good. But it also has bracing insight into our need to believe.

At the centre of the story is the disappearance of Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson) as Japan cracks down on foreign religions in 1640, brutally persecuting local converts. Back in Portugal, two of Ferreira's proteges, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garrpe (Adam Driver), volunteer to go in search of him. But the journey is dangerous, requiring them to trust exiled Japanese drunk Kichijiro (Yosuke Kubozuka) to sneak them into a rural village near Nagasaki. There they find an underground group of devout Catholics who are hiding from the cruel Inquisitor Inoue (Issei Ogata). After they split up to search for Ferreira, Rodrigues is captured by Inoue and interrogated by his interpreter (Tadanobu Asano), who is determined to show him that Christianity can never take root in Japan.

The film has an eerie resonance in today's divisive global climate, where everyone seems determined to protect their own culture from any outside influence, especially a religion that seems to run counter to long-held traditions. But the film's deeper themes explore the idea that we all have a yearning to understand the world and our existence in a way that makes sense to us. So debating the relative benefits of Christianity and Buddhism is actually beside the point. When the movie lets these ideas simmer under the surface, it has real power, especially in Rodrigues' experiences, which are gruelling both physically and emotionally.

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Martin Scorsese Visits Pope Francis Ahead Of Vatican 'Silence' Premiere


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Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese took a private audience with Pope Francis ahead of the world premiere of his movie 'Silence' at the Vatican this week, where they discussed the mission of the Jesuit priests in the 17th century as told in his visceral onscreen tale.

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The premiere today (November 30th 2016) took place following a screening in front of 300 Jesuit priests, which coincided with Scorsese's meeting with the Pope yesterday. Based on Japanese author Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel which spawned a film adaptation by Masahiro Shinoda in 1971, the director has been working on the movie for the last 20 years.

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Silence Trailer


Father Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) are Portuguese Jesuit priests who set out on a dangerous mission to Japan in a bid to find their mentor Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson) who has been missing for sometime. It's the seventeenth century, and despite what the Bible might say about the importance of spreading the Christian word of God throughout the world, there are just some places on this Earth that brutally forbid it. Needless to say, Ferreira has been ousted from the church to which he belongs after publicly denouncing his faith to save his own life. Rodgrigues and Garrpe are about to discover just how violent the world can be towards everything that they've ever worked for when they arrive in Japan. Surely there is no test of faith that can match the journey that lies ahead for them.  

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HBO Changes Its Mind And Cancels 'Vinyl' Season Two


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HBO has announced that period drama ‘Vinyl’ will not be coming back to our screens, despite previously green lighting a second season. The 70s drama, which was created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, suffered from low ratings throughout its first season, despite the big names behind it.

Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra in ‘Vinyl’Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra in ‘Vinyl’.

In a statement, HBO said: "After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of 'Vinyl'. Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”

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Jodie Foster Says Anthony Hopkins Was Too Scary To Speak To On 'Silence Of The Lambs' Set


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Jodie Foster has revealed that she was too scared of her co-star Anthony Hopkins to speak to him on the Silence Of The Lambs set. Appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, Foster said that after seeing Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter during the first day read through, the actor had scared her so much that she didn't want to talk to him again.

Jodie FosterJodie Foster has revealed she was terrified of Silence of the Lambs co-star Anthony Hopkins.

“I never spoke to him because he was so scary,” Foster told Norton. “The first day we had a read through and by the end of it I never wanted to talk to him again – I was petrified.”

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Olivia Wilde Recalls Being Told She Was "Too Old" To Play Leonardo DiCaprio's Wife


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Olivia Wilde has revealed that she was rejected from a role on The Wolf of Wall Street as Leonardo Dicaprio’s wife for being “too old”, after auditioning for the part of the Duchess of Bay Ridge, Naomi Lapaglia.

The 32 year old actress, who was 28 at the time of the audition, told radio presenter Howard Stern that she was told by producers that she was too “sophisticated” for the role in the Martin Scorsese movie. Later, however, she discovered that the term was simply a euphemism for her age.

Margot Robbie was eventually selected for the part at the age of 22, in order to portray the on-screen wife of an actor who was 37 at the time. Wilde was therefore excluded for being too old despite being nine years DiCaprio’s junior.

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'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia Making Documentary On Diego Maradona


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Award winning director Asif Kapadia is to make a new documentary on Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona, Variety reports. Kapadia has previously helmed documentaries on racing driver Anton Senna and Amy Winehouse and is also working on a film about British rock band Oasis.

Asif KapadiaFootballer Diego Maradona is the subject of Asif Kapadia’s next project.

Speaking about the project Kapadia said: “I’ve long been a fan of Diego Maradona. I was taken by his character, his genius, honesty, passion, humour and vulnerability. I was fascinated by his journey, wherever he went there were moments of incredible brilliance and drama.”

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HBO Bill Clinton Documentary Stalled Following Rumoured Disagreements Between Clinton & Director Martin Scorsese


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A HBO documentary, directed by Martin Scorsese, about former US President Bill Clinton has stalled. Sources close to the project claim there have been disagreements between Scorsese and Clinton over control of content.

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Bill Clinton photographed in 2013 at a campaign event for President Obama.

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Martin Scorsese Scraps Bill Clinton Documentary Over Demands


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Martin Scorsese has scrapped his half-finished Bill Clinton documentary over disagreements about control, people brief on the project told the New York Times. The movie was intended to be released to coincide with Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run.

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Parts of the movie were shot over the last two years, notably when Mr Clinton made a philanthropic visit to Africa, however, it has now been shelved indefinitely because the former President insisted on more control over the interview questions and the final version. It was more than Mr Scorsese was prepared to give and the project hit a wall.

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Stephen Fry Is In Martin Scorsese's New Movie, 'Tomorrow'


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Stephen Fry and the singer-songwriter Joss Stone are among the cast for the Martin Scorsese produced Tomorrow, the directorial debut of Martha Pinson, his long-time script consultant. 

Stephen FryStephen Fry is among the cast for the Martin Scorsese produced 'Tommorowland'

The movie explores the difficulties that many soldiers in World War II had with reintegrating into society. Production began in London on Monday (September 22) and will continue in Wiltshire and Spain.

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'Raging Bull' Copyright Suit: Petrella Given Green Light To Pursue Royalties


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The woman who holds the copyright to a 1963 screenplay has been told that she can pursue infringement claims against the studio behind 1980's Raging Bull. Paula Petrella, whose father Frank Petrella wrote the screenplay she claims led to the acclaimed Martin Scorsese picture, may be entitled to royalties from the movie even though she didn't begin pursuing infringement claims until decades after her father's death.

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Robert De Niro Starred In 'Raging Bull,' The Screenplay For Which Is Undergoing A Copyright Tussle.

Ms. Petrella argues that MGM Holdings Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox are guilty of infringing the copyright of a screenplay written much earlier, with subsidiary company Fox as a named defendant. MGM has disputed whether the movie really was based on Mr. Petrella's screenplay and won dismissal of the lawsuit by arguing that Ms. Petrella had sat on her claims for too long.

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Thought 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Was Bad? Honestly: Belfort's Real Life Was Worse


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The decadence, debauchery, illegality and ignorance portrayed in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is something to behold. You’d be forgiven for thinking Leonardo Dicaprio, and the script and characters that surround him, are caricatures of the real Jordan Belfort and friends; over-emphasised for comic effect; blown out of proportion to hit the message home.

Wolf of Wall StreetJonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio live out the lives of those imfamous Wall Street brokers

But the real Jordan Belfort has admitted that while a great deal of the film’s content is true, some of it was even worse during his hedonistic days on Wall Street. If you’ve seen The Wolf of Wall Street, then you’ll find that hard to believe.

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Howls With British Box-Office Success


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British audiences proved this past weekend that they have an appetite for serious films, putting three of the year's top awards contenders in the first three spots on the box office chart. New entry The Wolf of Wall Street won the weekend with an impressive £4.7m, a gigantic result considering that the film is three hours long and has an 18 certificate. It's also by far the biggest UK opening for a Martin Scorsese movie. Read our review of Wolf of Wall Street here.

The Wolf of Wall StreetJonah Hill [L] and Leonardo Dicaprio [R] in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The film pushed 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle into second and third places, but both show no sign of dropping off soon. And the awards boost continues with the return of Gravity to the chart, back in 10th place due to a re-release in cinemas (the DVD is still six weeks off).

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Is Here. Are You Ready, UK?


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The Wolf of Wall Street is set for release in the UK today. The big screen adaption of Jordan Belfort's memoir stars Leonardo Dicaprio and teams him once again with Gangs of New York director Martin Scorsese.  Yesterday the film received five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for DiCaprio.  

The Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio [left, centre] in Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' 

Critics have been largely positive about the film, praising its humour and DiCaprio's performance.

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Is 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' The Funniest Movie Of The Year?


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Sure, it's three hours long, but The Wolf of Wall Street has wowed audiences stateside and is planning on wooing the UK this weekend. Martin Scorsese's retelling of the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort is being praised as one of the funniest, wittiest and outrageous films of the year and a standout - perhaps career best performance - from Leonardo Dicaprio has pulled in the movie fans.

Wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio [left] in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Belfort was an infamous broker who turned to a life of fraud and corruption in the late 1980s. However, for the most part this isn't a dark tale of criminality. Not at all. Quite the opposite. This is a story of supermodels, luxury yachts, midget throwing and champagne. 

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Martin Scorsese - 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Box Office Report: "Lone Survivor" Cracks Cold Weekend For New Releases


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Mark Wahlberg’s latest effort – the military drama Lone Survivor– has been a runaway success at the box office, earning an estimated $14.4 million on Friday with a predicted weekend total of $35 to $40 million according to Entertainment Weekly. This could be due to Lone Survivor's heavy promotional campaign, but despite the unpopular release period, Lone Survivor is already a contender for the first big hit of 2014.

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Lone Survivor might even turn into a late Oscar contender.

The next newcomer in the top 5 falls far behind Lone Survivor. The testosterone-fueled The Legend of Hercules only registered a $3.08 million debut, putting it behind Disney’s Frozen, which is still holding on to the second spot with $3.1 million this Friday. Frozen is steadily heading for a likely $15 million weekend and an overall take upwards of $305 million.

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Martin Scorsese - BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party At Four Seasons Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

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Martin Scorsese - BAFTA 2014 Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California 11-1-2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Martin Scorsese - BAFTA 2014 Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California 11-1-2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Martin Scorsese

Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese - 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala - Red Carpet Arrivals - Tuesday 7th January 2014

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese
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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese
Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese
Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese

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It's a wild ride of drinking, drugs, debauchery and deception when the ambitious Jordan Belfort decides that he wants to be one of the rich kids. Starting out his stockbroker business in a small office with a handful of employees, his aims are simple; target only the richest people in the country. It isn't long before Belfort and his team find themselves with more money than they know what to do with and begin to live their lives manically high off the success. However, Belfort hasn't exactly been making what you'd call an honest living and pretty soon the secrets of his fraudulent profits and money laundering draws attention from the authorities. And not only that, his disregard for others' sufferings means he's got a lot more to lose than his beloved business.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' is a gritty white-collar crime drama based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, a former stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for his fraudulent activity in 1998 and subsequently wrote two memoirs entitled 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Catching the Wolf of Wall Street'. The new movie has been directed by the Oscar winning Martin Scorsese ('Shutter Island', 'Goodfellas', 'The Departed') and written by multi-Primetime Emmy winning writer Terence Winter ('The Sopranos', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Brooklyn Rules'). 

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Margot Robbie Was Afraid That Leonard DiCaprio Might Sue After On-Set Slap


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Margot Robbie apparently likes to get thoroughly caught up in her characters whilst filming, or at least that was the case during filming for her new film The Wolf of Wall Street. Speaking with GQ (via Metro), the Australian actress revealed that she got a little too carried away in a scene with co-star Leonard DiCaprio and slapped him hard and firmly right across the face.

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Fortunately for Margot, Leo didn't mind the slap

"I got a little lost in the moment. I slapped his face and said, ‘F**k you!’ There was a stunned silence then they all burst out laughing," the 23-year-old actress told the magazine. "I’d thought they were going to sue me. I apologised profusely but Leo said, ‘That was brilliant. Hit me in the face again!"

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street': More Than 500 F-Words In 179 Minutes!


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The Wolf Of Wall Street is under fire yet again as it's branded the most expletive-ridden film to ever have been released.

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DiCaprio and Scorsese have found themselves stringently defending the new movie

Martin Scorsese's new drama starring Leonardo Dicaprio has taken a serious battering since its release on December 25th 2013, with complaints of its apparent glamorisation of the debauched and criminal antics of real life fraudster Jordan Belfort, and many suggesting that Scorsese had nothing insightful to offer throughout the flick. 

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Leonardo DiCaprio Stands Up For 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Against Misjudging Critics


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Leonardo Dicaprio both stars in and produced the latest controversy-courting Martin Scorsese picture, The Wolf of Wall Street, and amidst growing criticism of the movie's unabashed look at the life of notorious former Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort, Leo has been forced to jump on the defensive for his latest film.

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Leo stars as the shameless Jordan Belfort in the movie

Whilst a number of critics have praised Scorsese's style and the talent of the film's lead man, a number of critics can't get over the subject matter explored in the film enough to give it a chance. Whilst some reviewers of the film have seen it as a scathing critique of the problems affecting America today, others see it as a shameless promotion of the things it supposedly stands against, and it is these people who Leo was forced to address in his recent sit-dow with HitFix.

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The Producers Guild Of America Nominate '12 Years A Slave,' 'Her,' 'Blue Jasmine' And More For Daryl F. Zanuck Award


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The members of The Producer's Guild of America have cast their vote and the list of nominee's for their annual Daryl F. Zanuck Awards - their Best Picture category - have been cast. Formerly known as the Golden Laurel Awards, the PGA's are usually pretty accurate at predicting which films will go on to be nominated in the Best Picture category at the Oscars, and their winners rarely differ too.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor's powerful performance in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave has made it a favourite for the top honour

American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Saving Mr. Banks, 12 Years a Slave, and The Wolf of Wall Street make up the full list of nominees up for awards this year, so don't be surprised to see these films still being discussed vigorously until the beginning of March.

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The Real Life 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Eying Up His Own Reality TV Series


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The Wolf of Wall Street is currently gearing up for awards season after being released to American cinema audiences on Christmas Day, with it's international release coming over the course of the next month. Whilst Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio once again enthral and entertain audiences, the man behind the film, Jordan Belfort, may end up benefitting from the success of the film more than he anticipated, as he is apparently being courted by reality TV bosses to front his own show.

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Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Belfort penned his memoirs, also titled The Wolf of Wall Street, whilst serving time in prison for various financial crimes and his tales of excess and corruption have made the transition from page to screen with great effect. His anecdotes about how he hosted drug-fuelled all-nighters after swindling hundreds of millions of dollars from investors have made a huge impression on plenty of people already, no less Electus CEO Chris Grant, who wants to make Belfort a star in his own right by having him front his own reality series.

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The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer - Where Did Kanye West Come From?


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This is the kind of thing Kanye West has been talking about. He wants to get involved in fashion; he wants to make buildings; he wants to design fishing rods, probably, and you can be sure he wants his songs to feature on socio-politically satirical comedies by Martin Scorsese. Everybody does, apart from this person.

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So in that sense, his song Black Skinhead’s inclusion on the trailer for the film, which features Leonardo Dicaprio, is no surprise. It’s only when you take a closer look at the film’s soundtrack – a bluesy, early rock & roll kind of feel – Kanye’s single of 2013 becomes somewhat of an outcast. So what happened there?

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Wolf Of Wall Street Shocks Academy Member; "Shame On You" They "Screamed"


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Martin Scorsese has seen a lot of things during his illustrious career, and funnily enough, a screen writer accosting him with disdainful words at an official AMPAS members screening is one of them – now he has two similar anecdotes to wield at dinner parties.

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A Facebook post from actress Hope Holiday alluded the general feeling after Scorsese’s latest film was screened, and it wasn’t exactly positive. And while the critics loved The Wolf of Wall Street – with Leonardo Dicaprio filling the boots of the titular Wolf, Jordan Belfort – the AMPAS fraternity weren’t as impressed.

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'Wolf Of Wall Street' - A Colossus Of A Movie That Could Win Oscars. Several Oscars.


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Nobody really expected The Wolf of Wall Street to be very good. Martin Scorsese was tasked with chopping the movie apart to meet running time expectations and the trailer looked a little ostentatious. Essentially, we all thought we had another Great Gatsby on our hands, albeit set in New York's banking district.

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The movie sees Scorsese reteam with Leonardo Dicaprio for an adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir concerning his ride as a crooked banker in the 1990s. Belfort made millions through stock market manipulation and running a stock boiler room, eventually spending 22 months in prison.

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Martin Scorsese - US Premiere of The Wolf Of Wall Street - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 17th December 2013

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Martin Scorsese - US Premiere of The Wolf Of Wall Street at The Ziegfeld Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 17th December 2013

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Leonardo DiCaprio Gets An Earful From Animal Rights Campaigners Over 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Chimp


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The Wolf of Wall Street arrives in cinemas soon

Leonardo Dicaprio has been on the end of some rather scathing criticism from PETA and other animal rights organisations owing to a scene involving a chimpanzee in his upcoming movie The Wolf of Wall Street. The Martin Scorsese-directed black comedy is the latest in a long line of Hollywood films that unfairly exploit animals from an early age so that they may be used in films, PETA have argued, and they expected better from Leo.

In the film, DiCaprio drags a chimpanzee named Chance through a bustling office party in a scene that has greatly upset the animal rights community, not over what happens in the film, but for how the animal is treated behind the scenes. The true-to-life biopic of Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort has come under fire from animal rights groups for its use of the chimp, claiming "that chimpanzees are abused and taken from their mothers at an early age before being forced into Hollywood."

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Tommy Chong Says He's To Thank For 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'


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Leonardo Dicaprio stars as stock market criminal genius Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's latest movie The Wolf of Wall Street, but this is one portrayal that Tommy Chong claims would not have happened were it not for him. Ahead of the film's release, the second half of Cheech and Chong has gone on record to state that he is partially responsible for Belfort's written account of his pre-prison life, making him partially responsible for the film adaptation too.

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Tommy Chong says he helped Belfort write The Wolf of Wall Street

Chong was spotted out in Los Angeles last week by TMZ reporters, who quizzed the comic about his time in jail in the early 2000's, the same jail and the same time that Belfort was serving in for stock market manipulation and running a penny stock boiler room. At the time, Chong was serving 9 months for selling bongs online and in his recent on-the-street discussion, Tommy claimed that he got to know Belfort when he was behind bars, going on to claim that he encouraged Belfort to write his memoirs and even saying that he helped him do it.

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Seduced And Abandoned Review


Excellent

Anyone interested in how movies get made will love this feisty behind-the-scenes documentary, which uses sharp comedy to explore the messy business side of cinema. Both smart and very funny, it may not tell us much that we don't know (mainly that it's almost impossible to get a film financed unless it's a blockbuster with bankable stars), but it reveals things in ways that make us wonder about the future of the movies.

The film follows actor Alec Baldwin and director James Toback as they head to the Cannes Film Festival to secure funding for their planned Iraq-set riff on Last Tango in Paris. They meet with a variety of experts who tell them that their hoped-for budget is three times too high for a movie starring Baldwin and Neve Campbell. So they talk to Chastain, Bejo and Kruger about taking over the lead role. They also consult with a range of prominent filmmakers including Scorsese, Coppola, Polanski and the Last Tango maestro himself, Bertolucci. But the more time they spend with the people who control the money, the more they wonder if their movie will ever get made.

It's fairly clear from the start that Last Tango in Tikrit is a joke project, but everyone takes it seriously. And as they talk to prospective investors, Baldwin and Toback consider adjusting the film to get more cash by, for example, shooting scenes in Russia or China. It's fascinating to hear these billionaires offer advice on how to get their movie made. And hilariously, no one worries about Baldwin's insistence that the story requires explicit sexual scenes.

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Milius Review


Very Good

A biography of iconic filmmaker John Milius, this engaging documentary features some of the biggest stars of all time talking about their friend who changed the movies forever. And he's got such a huge presence that we love listening to his stories almost as much as we've loved watching his films over the decades. This movie also explores his controversial image as a right-wing gun lover, but the salient fact is that his friends and colleagues clearly love him dearly.

John Milius has always been a man's man. His asthma prevented him from joining the military, so he instead went to film school in the 1960s with a group that included Lucas, Spielberg, Coppola and Scorsese. And these young turks were exactly what cinema needed as the studio system ended. Milius' uncredited screenplay for Dirty Harry got him work as a writer and director, and his crowning achievement remains the screenplay for Apocalypse Now. He's also proud of his passion project Big Wednesday, an iconic surfing film that vanished without a trace when the studio abandoned it. But everything changed with Red Dawn, the teen fantasy that gave him his pro-gun reputation as a pariah. He's been less busy since, but is still working on his long-gestating epic about Genghis Khan, even though he has spent the past few years recovering from a debilitating stroke.

Like Milius himself, this is a beefy, jovial movie that zips along at a fast pace, observing telling details everywhere without any real criticism. Milius calls himself a "zen anarchist" rather than a conservative, and it's fascinating to see his life-loving personality emerge in the clips. Meanwhile, we see all of the iconic lines he's written and cinema-changing moments he's had a hand in, from writing Robert Shaw's amazing USS Indianapolis speech in Jaws to teaching Arnold Schwarzenegger how to hold a sword for Conan.

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese - LACMA 2013 Art and Film Gala Honoring Martin Scorsese And David Hockney Presented By Gucci - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 3rd November 2013

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese
Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese
Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese

Michael Govan, Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese - LACMA 2013 Art and Film Gala honoring David Hockney and Martin Scorsese - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 2nd November 2013

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese
Michael Govan and Leonardo Dicaprio
Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese
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Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer


Jordan Belfort started out his stockbroker business in a tiny office with a small group of people and had the intention of targeting only the richest people in America as their clientele. With such a small percentage of individuals lined up as hopeful patrons, their dreams of immense fortune and a life of luxury seemed embarrassingly unlikely. However, pretty soon the company starts to ooze more money than they can handle and it's parties, alcohol and women all round. Unfortunately, it soon becomes clear to everyone that what Belfort was doing to earn his fortune is not entirely legal and he risks his freedom and his wealthy lifestyle when the FBI get involved.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' is a white-collar crime drama based on the two memoirs by the real Belfort, who was jailed in 1998 for a string of fraudulent offences including money laundering. The autobiographies have since been translated into 18 different languages and now the Oscar winning Martin Scorsese ('Shutter Island', 'Goodfellas', 'The Departed') directs the screen adaptation which has been written by multi-Primetime Emmy winning writer Terence Winter ('The Sopranos', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Brooklyn Rules'). The movie is set to be release on January 17th 2014.

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DiCaprio's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Set For Xmas, But Can It Contend For Awards?


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Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as the Wall Street broker and party boy Jordan Belfort, is to be released on December 25, 2013, after the legendary filmmaker delivered a shortened version of the film that was screened for Paramount chairman Brad Grey, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

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Fully financed by Red Granite, the drama has always been expected to play some part in this year's awards race, though Paramount's demand that Scorsese cut the original edit from 180 minutes to 165 minutes is a slight concern. Nevertheless, the studio appeared by buoyed by the changes.

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Finally Gets Official Release Date & A New Trailer


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Thanks to various intervening forces, the release date of Martin Scorsese's next picture - the Leonardo Dicaprio-starring The Wolf of Wall Street - has been in contention for some time now. At first, it was due out on 15 November, but was pushed back for an unspecified period, with some estimates putting it as far back as spring 2014. Fortunately, we'll only have to wait just over a month longer to see the film, when it is released on 25 December.

Wolf of Wall Street
DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount decided on the new date after heads at the company saw a shortened version of the film, with the running time cut from 180 minutes to 165 minutes. The studio bosses had initially put back the release in order to give director Scorsese ample time to trim away some of the fat, and he apparently unveiled the finished product this week. Content with how the film played out despite missing a few scenes, they decided to okay the film and set a 2013 release, which will also put it in contention for next years awards season.

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Video - Leonardo DiCaprio And Martin Scorsese Were Some Of Armani's Star Arrivals At Its One Night Only Event - Part 2


'The Great Gatsby' Leonardo Dicaprio was snapped arriving at the Armani One Night Only fashion show event held at the SuperPier in New York. He was joined by 'Goodfellas' director Martin Scorsese and 'Beautiful Creatures' actor Jeremy Irons with his wife Sinead Cusack.

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese - Giorgio Armani One Night Only in New York at SuperPier - New York, NY, United States - Thursday 24th October 2013

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Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese
Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese

Why Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Could Storm The Oscars [Trailer]


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Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster? Chances are, you haven't heard of it. As the Academy were preparing to decorate Ben Affleck and his Argo team in January, the acclaimed Chinese filmmaker was about to kick off the Berlin Film Festival with his latest martial arts movie.

Set in China at the time of the Japanese invasion in 1930s, The Grandmaster stars Wai's regular muse Tony Leung Chiu Wai as the kung-fu master and Zhang Ziyi as his rival. The highly stylized and visually spectacular picture is a story of "honor, principle, betrayal and forbidden love."

It spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty - a complex period of time rich for filmmakers to tap into. Wai filmed on location, and the snow-swept landscapes of Northeast China, juxtaposed with the subtropical south makes one of the most stunning films of the year.

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Martin Scorsese - Special New York screening of 'Casting By' at the HBO Theater, presented by HBO Documentary Films - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 29th July 2013

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Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese - Martin Scorsese directs Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey in a Dolce & Gabbana commercial shooting on location in Manhattan - New York City, NY, United States - Sunday 14th July 2013

'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Trailer: Could It Finally Be Leonardo DiCaprio's Time? [Trailer And Pictures]


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Wow, this one looks pretty damn good doesn't it? The Wolf of Wall Street trailer, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as stockbroker Jordan Belfort, exploded onto the internet on Sunday (June 16, 2013) with tons of verve and energy. Directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Belfort's memoirs, the movie boasts a pretty stellar cast headed by DiCaprio and held firmly together by a particularly strong and funny looking performance from the excellent Matthew Mcconaughey

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New York stockbroker Belfort refused to cooperate in a large FBI fraud case involving corruption into corporate banking and mob infiltration, living a hard-partying lifestyle at the same time. He made thousands of dollars a minute, spending it on sex, drugs and international travel before it all came crashing down. 

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The Wolf Of Wall Street - Teaser Trailer


Jordan Belfort is a successful stockbroker, multi-millionaire and motivational speaker from New York who had enough money to throw anywhere he wanted. He was arrested and jailed in 1998 for a string of fraudulent activities surrounding stock market manipulation including money laundering and mob infiltration. He served 22 months in prison after being given a sentence of 4 years, famously refusing to cooperate during the case which exposed massive corruption on Wall Street. His crime was fuelled by his loved of alcohol, parties, women and, generally, the finer things in life including his luxury yacht which was originally built for Coco Chanel. He wrote two memoirs which were published in around 40 countries and have since been translated into 18 different languages.

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Martin Scorsese - 41st AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mel Brooks at the Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 7th June 2013

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So, Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Get Knocked Back By Cara Delevingne?


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Leonardo Dicaprio has certainly racked up an impressive number of supermodel girlfriends over the years, though British Burberry star Cara Delevingne isn't one of them. According to The Sun newspaper, Cara snubbed the Hollywood A-lister at the after-party of the Great Gatsby premiere at Cannes last week.

A source said: "Normally all Leo has to do is look at a girl and they fall at his feet. Though Cara was having none of it.He spent the night chasing after her and essentially she blew him out." The insider says the pair spoke for a while and eventually swapped numbers after Leo had invited her to a party back at his suite. "He tried every trick in the book and apparently kept lunging for her but she kept dodging them," said the source, "Everyone is howling at the fact she actually knocked back the biggest actor in the world.She thought he was too forward and too old."

DiCaprio - who stars as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel - has previously dated Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Erin Heatherton, Anne Vyalitsyna and Eva Herzigova. Delevingne, who previously dated the folk-rock musician Jake Bugg, is said to be moving in with best pal Rita Ora in East London later this year. 

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Joanna Lumley Receives Special Recognition Award At The National Television Awards


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Joanna Lumley, known mostly for her role as the hilariously loathsome narcissist Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous, alongside Jennifer Saunders, was celebrated with a Special Recognition Award last night at the National Television Awards.

She was lauded by her lovely co-star, Saunders, as well as multi-award winning director Martin Scorsese who worked with Lumley last year on Wolf of Wall Street (set to be released this year) via a series of clips in which they praised her. David Cameron was also in that number, although as a supporter of the Green Party that may not be received by Lumley with quite the emotion of her friends. 

In Wolf of Wall Street a co-star of hers is Leonardo Dicaprio, whom she is seen kissing in the movie - a clip of which was played at the awards. Despite Ab Fab being one of her most iconic roles, she has also cropped up in a huge number of other roles including James and the Giant Peach, Ella Enchanted, and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

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"I'm A Little Drained" - Leonardo DiCaprio Taking A Break From Acting?


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Leonardo Dicaprio might currently be enjoying the glory of Oscar-nominated Django Unchained. And he may shortly be hitting our screens in the highly anticipated Baz Luhrman adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Apparently, though, DiCaprio wants to take a break from acting, as he told German publication Bild recently.

“I'm a little bit drained. I am now going to take a long, long break,” he told them (translation courtesy of Wenn). When he was asked what he might do with his time off, he revealed that he’d like to “improve the world a bit” and talked about his love for environmental activism. Theoretically speaking, DiCaprio could well be in a position to take a well-earned break pretty soon (he’s been acting in movies and on TV since 1990). There’s been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing with The Great Gatsby and he was back in Australia recently re-filming some of his scenes for that but once all of the promo for Luhrman’s ambitious creation is out of the way, he just has Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street to fulfill his obligations for.

DiCaprio’s 38 now and has recently ended his relationship with Erin Heatherton. Maybe a break from acting is just what he needs to take some time out, reassess and possibly even shake off that ‘permanent bachelor’ tag he seems to have landed himself. 

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Martin Scorsese Reveals Bill Clinton Documentary In The Works


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The Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is to tackle the life of former President Bill Clinton, the two heavyweights in film and politics coming together for a documentary about the former leader of the free world.

Clinton remains a prominent figure in world politics, working on occasion as an envoy and also putting in a great deal of humanitarian work. In a statement, Scorsese said of him: "A towering figure who remains a major voice in world issues, President Clinton continues to shape the political dialogue both here and around the world," adding "Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure.” Clinton is working with the director in full co-operation, and will be offering his current views on politics, history, culture and the world.

No other details have been given about the documentary as yet other than it will appear on HBO. It will be interesting to see Scorsese’s take on the former US President; the most ammunition that his detractors have ever been able to fling at him was his ill-fated affair with Monica Lewinsky. Politically he is regarded as one of the most successful American leaders ever, with a recent poll run by Gallup showing that he still has a 66% favorability rating, with his popularity reaching nationwide.

BAD25: Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Documentary Hits All The Right Notes


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Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson documentary BAD25 has been hailed as a success. Spike Lee, of course, has personal knowledge of working with Jackson – he directed his 1996 video ‘The Don’t Care About Us,’ so the documentary is lent an intimate air, as he conducts the interviews himself. Featured in the interviewee’s chair are a host of stars, all influenced, or touched by Jackson and the music of his hit album Bad (released 25 years ago this year).

Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder are amongst those discussing Jackson’s creative vision, on the album that sold over 30 million copies and spawned five consecutive number ones. According to Boston.com, the film plays out with a series of oral accounts of the recording period. Lee speaks to all of the major players in the recording studio as ell as those involved in his videos and the accompanying tour (surprisingly, including the only solo North American tour that Jackson would ever headline).

Some of the cinematographic vignettes include footage of Martin Scorsese directing Michael Jackson (and Wesley Snipes, before he was famous) in the video for ‘Bad’ and Sheryl Crow, talking of the time that she worked as a back-up singer for Jackson. “The molecules changed in the room,” she said. Although Spike Lee is a vivacious character in his own right, he steps back and lets the interviewees do the talking here. The documentary will be aired this evening (November 21, 2012) at 9:30pm EST, on ABC.

Martin Scorsese, The Wolf, Wall Street and Manhattan New York City Tuesday 25th September 2012 Martin Scorsese filming scenes for 'The Wolf of Wall Street' in Manhattan New York City, USA

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Martin Scorsese, The Wolf, Wall Street and Manhattan New York City
Leonardo Dicaprio, Martin Scorsese, The Wolf, Wall Street and Manhattan New York City
Leonardo Dicaprio, Martin Scorsese, The Wolf, Wall Street and Manhattan New York City
Leonardo Dicaprio, Martin Scorsese, The Wolf, Wall Street and Manhattan New York City

Martin Scorsese Tuesday 25th September 2012 filming scenes for 'The Wolf of Wall Street' in Manhattan

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Martin Scorsese

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Spike Lee, Brett Ratner and Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese and New York Marriott Marquis Thursday 19th April 2012 attends the Tisch School Of The Art's Gala 2012 at

Martin Scorsese and New York Marriott Marquis
Martin Scorsese and New York Marriott Marquis

Martin Scorsese - Martin Scorsese, his daughter Francesca Scorsese and his wife Helen Morris Sunday 26th February 2012 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower Hotel - Arrivals

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Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese

Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Review


Excellent
An essential documentary for movie fans, this exploration of the work of iconic filmmaker Roger Corman revels in the joy of exploitation movies made on a minuscule budget with lashings of gore, explosions and nudity. It's a glowing portrait of a man who changed filmmaking forever.

Corman's 400 films have tapped into youth culture in ways that studios never could. This documentary traces his career with interviews and clips, but also explores his impact on the industry at large. Clearly, he's not only an important filmmaker, but he's also a genuinely nice man (at one point, Nicholson breaks down and cries while talking about him). We also get glimpses behind-the-scenes on 2010's hilarious-looking Dinoshark, proving that his filmmaking methods haven't changed much in nearly 60 years. And we discover that his favourite filmmakers include Bergman, Fellini and Truffaut, whose films he distributed in America.

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Martin Scorsese and BAFTA Sunday 12th February 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals

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Martin Scorsese and Bafta
Martin Scorsese and Bafta
Martin Scorsese and Bafta
Martin Scorsese and Bafta

Guest, Martin Scorsese and BAFTA Sunday 12th February 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals

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Martin Scorsese, Graham King and Bafta

Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese - Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese Monday 6th February 2012 AARP Magazine's 11th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Backstage

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Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone and Martin Scorsese
Sharon Stone

Martin Scorsese - Helen Morris, Martin Scorsese Thursday 12th January 2012 17th Annual Critic's Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

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Martin Scorsese Tuesday 10th January 2012 The National Board of Review Awards Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street hall - Inside Arrivals. New York City, USA

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Corman's World Trailer


American director Roger Corman is one of the film industry's most influential directors. Born in 1926, he is best known for the numerous low budget B movies which he has directed. Not only is he influential to many of Hollywood's great directors, Corman has also launched the careers of William Shatner; Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro, to name but a few.

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Hugo Review


Excellent

Based on the Brian Selznick novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Scorsese's first family movie combines a young boy's adventure with a cinematic history lesson. It's a celebration of wide-eyed wonder that's a joy to watch, although the title isn't the only thing that's dumbed-down.

In early 1930s Paris, the orphaned Hugo (Butterfield) lives in Montparnasse station, where he scurries through forgotten passageways maintaining the clocks. He learned this skill from his late father (Law), but an automaton they were fixing is his only reminder of his happier childhood. Dodging the tenacious station inspector (Baron Cohen), Hugo worms his way into the life of grouchy shopkeeper Georges (Kingsley), and has a series of adventures with his goddaughter Isabelle (Moretz). When they learn that Georges is forgotten pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies, they decide to help bring him back to life.

Scorsese tells this story with bravura moviemaking trickery, from whooshing tracking shots to wonderfully inventive uses of 3D. He also peppers the screen with witty references to film history from Modern Times to Vertigo, clips from early cinema and flashbacks to the Lumiere brothers' exhibition and Melies' busy studio. Meanwhile, the main plot unfolds with a warmly inviting glow, sharply telling details and a colourful cast of memorable side characters.
Intriguingly, everyone is a bit opaque; like the automaton, the gears turn but we never really understand them.

Butterfield's Hugo may be consumed by an inner yearning, but he's always on guard, providing a watchful pair of eyes through which we see the drama, romance and slapstick of the station. And it's in these details that Scorsese and his cast draw us in. Standouts are Baron Cohen, who adds layers of comedy and pathos to every scene, and McCrory (as Mrs Melies), with her barely suppressed enthusiasm. As usual, Kingsley never lets his guard down: he invests this broken man with a bit too much dignity.

As the film progresses, the passion for the movies is infectious. Scorsese's gorgeous visual approach and writer Logan's controlled cleverness never overwhelm the human story. And even if Melies' life and Paris' geography are adjusted for no real reason, the film's warm drama and delightful imagery really get under the skin, making us fall in love with the movies all over again.

Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square Monday 28th November 2011 Royal Film Performance 2011: Hugo in 3D at Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals London, England

Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square
Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square
Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square
Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square
Martin Scorsese and Odeon Leicester Square

Martin Scorsese, Helen Scorsese and Ziegfeld Theatre - Martin Scorsese, Helen Scorsese, New York City, USA - at the 'Hugo' premiere shown at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Monday 21st November 2011

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Martin Scorsese, Helen Scorsese and Ziegfeld Theatre

Shutter Island Review


Excellent
Essentially a B-movie thriller with an A-list cast and production values (and an epic's running time), this film is almost ludicrously well-made. Scorsese is clearly having fun rattling our nerves, and he does it very well.

In 1954 Boston, Ted (DiCaprio) is a US Marshal heading with his new partner Chuck (Ruffalo) to the Shutter Island hospital for the criminally insane. A patient (Mortimer) has mysteriously disappeared, and the head doctor (Kingsley) is acting suspicious. So is everyone else for that matter. As Ted delves deeper into the mystery, which hints at a big conspiracy, he struggles with the implications these events have for his own life, including the death of his wife (Williams) and his experiences liberating Dachau at the end of the war.

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Shine A Light Review


Weak
Gimme Shelter this is not. The disillusions and stabbings of the 1969 concert have been replaced by the Clinton Foundation's benefit for the Natural Resource Defense Council and snapping camera phones. But Shine a Light is helmed by Martin Scorsese -- the man behind Goodfellas and Raging Bull -- shouldn't it push the boundaries set by Charlotte Zwerin and the Maysles brothers nearly 40 years ago? It should, but Scorsese has always had a cinematic hard-on for the Rolling Stones, and the result is a personal, biased love letter to the Stones signed with love by Marty.

When the Stones take the stage at New York City's Beacon Theater, it's frightening -- their age truly shows on film. As giants on the silver screen, we have a front row seat for an exhibition of frail bodies moving in ways that only young men should move. As Mick Jagger belts out songs of youthful rebellion and sexual frustration, he still does the same androgynous dances of yesteryear. Yet, this off-putting display of aged youth is clearly a place of sentiment for Scorsese, whose camera lingers with love.

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The Departed Review


Excellent
Just as Spike Lee took a basic caper and added his own pet issues to elevate Inside Man to the upper echelons of its genre, Martin Scorsese has taken The Departed, based on an intriguingly simple premise, to its own heights by infusing issues that have concerned him ever since Mean Streets. Along the way, he makes room for some memorable performances, not the least of which comes from the most likely of sources.

The Departed is based on the Hong Kong blockbuster Infernal Affairs, in which a cop goes undercover in the mob while the mob places one of their own as a mole in the police force. In Scorsese's version, the scene shifts to Boston, where mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) puts loyal-from-boyhood employee Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) through police training. As Sullivan rises through the ranks, Special Investigations Unit chiefs Queenan (Martin Sheen) and Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) recruit rookie Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to get "kicked off" the force and do time to gain Costello's confidence.

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic Of Movie Editing Review


Very Good
While "magic" may be a little strong, The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing is a surprisingly interesting film. If you're a filmmaker or an aspiring critic, it may well be essential viewing.

This documentary is precisely what it's title purports to be, an in-depth and instructive look at movie editing that literally spans 100 years of film history, from The Great Train Robbery to Cold Mountain. Through interviews with a copious number of directors and editors, The Cutting Edge covers everything from basic editing techniques like the matching of cuts to modern editing theory as inspired by MTV and The Matrix. The film goes into extreme detail in parts, like when we get to see James Cameron's trick of removing one frame per second out of Terminator 2 to give it more momentum and realism. It's all a little bit insidery and self-congratulatory, but the movie works far more often than not. Any film buff will find it hard not to like.

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Silence Movie Review

Silence Movie Review

Faith is a topic Martin Scorsese can't quite shake, courting controversy with complex films like...

Silence Trailer

Silence Trailer

Father Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) are Portuguese Jesuit priests...

Life Itself Movie Review

Life Itself Movie Review

Fans of film journalism will love this documentary about the noted Chicago critic Roger Ebert,...

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

At age 71, Martin Scorsese proves with this riotous romp that he's one of the...

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

It's a wild ride of drinking, drugs, debauchery and deception when the ambitious Jordan Belfort...

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Seduced and Abandoned Movie Review

Seduced and Abandoned Movie Review

Anyone interested in how movies get made will love this feisty behind-the-scenes documentary, which uses...

Milius Movie Review

Milius Movie Review

A biography of iconic filmmaker John Milius, this engaging documentary features some of the biggest...

Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

Jordan Belfort started out his stockbroker business in a tiny office with a small group...

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

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