Martin Scorsese's film classics

Highlights from the renowned director's iconic films

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Martin Scorsese is for many a director synonymous with gritty New York mob films of crime, machismo and corrupt protagonists. Considered one of the more influential men in the film industry, Scorsese's work is synonymous with Italian American street life, and deals frequently with guilt and redemption, violence, sub-cultural divisions and sociopathic characters, all woven together with sharp, visual dynamism, rapid editing and camera movement. As this gallery of some of his film highlights shows, Scorsese's repertoire is as iconic as it is enduring.

Today, Scorsese is respected as a film historian as well as director, editor, screenwriter and actor. He is the curator of the Paradiso Outdoor Cinema at this year's Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall (21 - 24 July), championing the preservation of archive film.


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