Martin Scorsese Essays & Research Papers

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  • Martin Scorsese - 1089 Words
    For my final project, I chose to learn more about my favorite director, Martin Scorsese. From as far as I can remember, Martin Scorsese's films have always intrigued me like no others have. There are many reasons why I am drawn to his type of films and his style of directing. Martin Scorsese has directed films that support his ethnic background. He has revolutionized the motion picture industry with the films he has directed. Scorsese has a unique approach in directing his films. Lastly,...
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  • Martin Scorsese and the Raging Bull
    Martin Scorsese and Raging Bull Martin Scorsese is said to be one of the greatest American filmmakers of all time. Graduating with a Masters in filmmaking from New York University, Scorsese has directed films including: Taxi Driver, New York New York, Good Fellas, Raging Bull, and more recently – The Boardwalk Empire. Now - to dive into the aspect of color versus black and white in the movie, Raging Bull. Researching both the movie and the mindset of Martin Scorsese led to some...
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  • Martin Scorsese Research Paper
    Martin Scorsese Since the dawn of filmmaking, directors have used their personal experiences to influence their films. They try to evoke some form of emotion out of the viewer based off of something that they find very familiar to them. Martin Scorsese’s Italian heritage helped to shape his directorial style in films. Martin Scorsese was constantly surrounded by all things Italian. He was born on November 17, 1942 in Corona, Queens, New York (LoBrutto, 11). He lived in Corona, an Italian...
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  • Martin Scorsese and George - 331 Words
    Lennie said, "George." "Yeah?" "I done another bad thing." Lennie said, "George." "Yeah?" "I done another bad thing." "It don't make no difference," George said, and he fell silent again. (6.34-37) Lennie said, "George." "Yeah?" "I done another bad thing." "It don't make no difference," George said, and he fell silent again. (6.34-37) Lennie said, "George." "Yeah?" "I done another bad thing." Lennie said, "George." "Yeah?" "I done another bad...
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  • Scorsese & Authorship Theory - 1609 Words
    Paper Assignment One | Prompt One In the context of this analysis, authorship will be defined as both origin and personality. Martin Scorsese’s authorship is made apparent through his repeated use of the subject matter of isolation. In the films Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese 1973), Italianamerican (Martin Scorsese 1974), and Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese 1976) Scorsese is able to depict different forms of isolation by drawing on personal experiences and using reoccurring ¬¬¬styles and themes...
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  • Martin Scorcese - 1696 Words
    Based on your assigned role for assignment 3, the film project, discuss the role, its significance and impact on filmmaking. You must include at least three examples from canonic film works. This essay will endeavor to discuss the role and functions of directing and its overall influence on modern filmmaking. While directing techniques differ from each director, for the purpose of this essay, one hopes to focus on a number of individual elements used by directors to convey their particular...
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  • Music in Scorsese films - 2904 Words
    2) For Martin Scorsese, popular music in films ‘doesn’t have to serve simply as mood music or be an unimaginative device for establishing a time period.’ (Romney & Wootton, 1995: 1)Taking this as a starting point, discuss the use of popular music in either one or two films or the work of one film director. I will be looking at the films of Martin Scorsese regarding his statement that popular music in films ‘doesn’t have to serve simply as mood music or be an unimaginative device for...
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  • Martin Scorsese's Hugo - 2247 Words
    Martin Scorsese’s Hugo No director loves movies more than Martin Scorsese. Knowing that he has spent the past four decades declaring his affection for the movies, you won’t be considered foolish to presume that good ‘ol Marty has finally started to calm down. But you would presume wrong. His voice has never been louder and clearer. Founded on Scorsese’s lifelong love affair with the movies, “Hugo” is a dazzling and magical gem that embraces the very essence of film itself. You can sense...
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  • Women, as Victims of Men, in Martin Scorses Fils
    Women, as Victims of Men, in Martin Scorsese Films My thesis for this paper is that director Martin Scorsese generally views women as victims of men. To illustrate this thesis, I will examine two of his well known films, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas. Raging Bull is not a film about boxing but about a man who is extremely jealous and suffers from sexual insecurity. For Jake LaMotta (Robert DeNiro), what happens during a fight is controlled not by tactics but by his fears...
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  • Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy: Elements Creating the Central Theme
    Sick on my duck Critical Analysis of Scorsese's "The King of Comedy" To be king for a day is the central theme in "The King of Comedy" by Martin Scorsese, a black comedy that features Robert De Niro as Rupert Pupkin, an eccentric wannabe stand-up comic hell bent on achieving stardom. Pupkin idolizes talk show host Jerry Langford (played by Jerry Lewis) the proclaimed "King of Late Night." Pupkin's goal in life is to replace Langford becoming "The King of Comedy" hence the title. He...
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  • Analytical Essay the Departed - 1348 Words
    The Departed The average trip to the theater will indulge the lesser senses, relaxing the mind while also discovering the storyline as the film progresses. When approaching a film with an analytical mindset it is important to have a deeper more developed thought process. Small details within a movie can prove to have extreme importance to the storyline sometimes having multiple meanings. While analytically watching the film The Departed it is apparent that the director Martin Scorsese uses an...
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  • Film Report - 1450 Words
    Professor Buckman HRS 180 Film Report Gangs of New York (2002) Director Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York is truly a film that firmly places itself in the memory of the viewer forever. Its masterful use of filming techniques to achieve the correct mood for the film poses it as an eye catcher. Apart from the plot, the director’s choice and use of camera angles, lighting, proxemics, framing, editing, and shot-length enhanced the film and provided the perfect mood for the plot. Set in...
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  • Shutter Island Film critique
     Shutter Island Film Critique Jeannie Hatton Eng.225/Introduction to Film Instructor Wiltz 6/20/2014 First way that helps tell a story and converting it onto film is by using a nonlinearly or chronological approach. Often a director considered to be auteur is the main reason for audience popularity such as the director Martin Scorsese. How does cinematographers, actors and directors contribute in creating a film? By the use of different camera angles, lighting,...
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  • The wolf of wall street - 424 Words
    The Wolf of Wall Street The Wolf of Wall Street is a black comedy movie directed by Martin Scorsese, based on a true story of a man who makes millions. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a penny stockbroker who wants to make a lot of money. He started a company, Strafford Oakmont. He starts small and starts ripping people off because of the way he trains people. He makes it to Wall Street, where the biggest stock market deals happen. They start to get a lot of attention because of how...
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  • shutter island - 3503 Words
    How does Martin Scorsese create anxiously and uncertainty by using sound and cinematography in the opening scene of Shutter Island? The sequence that I have chosen (opening scene) is the build up of the expedition to the mental asylum that the two marshals are going to locate a missing person. From the start of the beginning scene Scorsese uses cinematography and mise-en-scène, straight away. The boat comes mysteriously through the mist, it seems dark, gloomy and depressive. (As you can...
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  • Shutter Island - 869 Words
    Martin Scorsese uses a variety of film techniques in his ever changing film Shutter Island, to reveal the truth about the protagonist Teddy Daniels. Dialog, symbolism, characterisation, music and setting help express the truth about Teddy’s investigation on the Island which is an intricate role playing experiment designed by Dr. Cawley and Dr. Sheehan. This helps reveal the truth and trauma regarding Teddy’s murder of his wife and children. The scenes that best help reveal the truth are the...
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  • OUTLINE ESSAY - 457 Words
    OUTLINE "SHUTTER ISLAND" I) Introduction: introduce "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane as the novel and film, directed by Martin Scorsese A. thesis statement II) Body Paragraph 1: summary of the novel and film and overall comparison B. opinion of the novel compared to the film and perhaps how they flow together or separately 1. In both, Shutter Island starts off as U.S. Marshals Teddy Daniel being requested to the island in order to recapture the escaped criminally insane, Rachel...
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  • Taxi Driver - 261 Words
    : This book analyzes the roots of themes and characters in the films of Martin Scorsese. I focused on the analysis of Taxi Driver. The young Scorsese was angry with the church because its view on sex were not consistent with his experiences. In addition, Scorsese was also angry about women, which was very evident in his early films such as Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. The author compares Taxi Driver to other Scorsese films and points out their distinct similarities and analogous characters,...
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  • Analysis of Shutter Island - 1198 Words
    To live as a monster, or to die as a good man? Filmography Title: Shutter Island Production Company: Phoenix Pictures Production Director: Martin Scorsese Screenplay Writer: Laeta Kalogridis Novel written by Dennis Lehane Principle cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (Edward Daniels/ Andrew Laeddis), Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Willliams (Dolores Chanal) How should people deal with the criminally insane? They are very dangerous figures, who had harmed people before. Some...
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  • Hugo - 850 Words
    Hugo is a stimulating and thought-provoking film which fascinates viewers by an interesting and captivating plot. The plot is interesting because there are a lot of twists and turns, which also makes it captivating. The film Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese in 2011 is also a fascinating film because of the themes. Some of the themes that are important are friendship and honesty. Hugo needs to leave the past behind in order to embrace his future. He also needs to work with the automaton, who...
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  • Hugo Cabret Movie vs. Book
    In The Invention of Hugo Cabret vs. Hugo, the element of character relationships in the book and the movie are developed very differently. One example of this would be the addition of completely new characters in the movie that were not in the book at all. The director, Martin Scorsese, creates new characters, which add and build upon the relationships and add side stories to the plot line. Instead of cutting some of the plot as adaptations usually do, the film actually added additional story...
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  • Film Analysis- Shutter Island
    Film Analysis- 3.1 Cresta Te Huia Martin Scorsese is known to be one of the greatest filmmaker of his generation. One of the finest contemporary American directors that have a unique film style although can difficult for many to understand. I have chosen Scorseses’ many violent, physical and psychological films to study, Shutter Island. Scorsese uses film techniques such as dialogue, music, camera...
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  • The Departed- Movie Review - 1454 Words
    Real- Life Corruption Director Martin Scorsese’s movie The Departed is a suspenseful action packed drama. Filled with guns, crime, violence, good guys, bad guys, and a twisted mix of corruption, this film will keep you on the edge of your seat awaiting absolute chaos. The Departed definitely meets all criteria needed to have a successful drama/thriller, and with some good ole’ organized crime it’s a good one at that. Good guys, Bad guys, violence, and some graphic reality the film has left...
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  • Taking One Day at a Time
    Taking Life One Day at a Time During the years of adolescence, children tend to conjure up ideas of what life will be like as an adult. Some dream of becoming a firefighter, some a teacher, but young Henry Hill is not like most children. He dreams of becoming a mob member and spends his time fantasizing about the cars and women that will come with the title. In the film Good Fellas, Martin Scorsese uses repetitive violence and poor decisions to show Henry Hill that material possessions and...
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  • Shutter Island Theory - 1282 Words
    A Shutter of Surprise Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio teamed up in 2006 to bring the world the organized crime masterpiece, The Departed. The film was a huge success and swept the major awards at the Oscars that year, bring home such prizes as best picture and best director. The win cemented Scorsese as the greatest living filmmaker and he finally got the respect he deserves from the Academy. DiCaprio is one of the best actors of his generation. Titanic, The Aviator, and The Departed...
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  • The Departed Analysis - 620 Words
    English 1102 The Departed The Departed is a film directed by Martin Scorsese which won numerous awards at the 79th annual Academy Awards. Scorsese has directed many films that have won academy awards but he had never achieved the award for the best director. This changed with the 2006 release of The Departed and Scorsese got what he had ached for so many years. This film was indeed a film that I enjoyed watching. However it also got me thinking what role ethics played in this...
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  • The Camera and Emotion - 1545 Words
    An author uses words, an artist may use paint, a musician an instrument, but what about a filmmaker? The filmmaker uses words, actors, music, and most importantly, the camera. When used properly the camera brings the audience along for a ride with the characters. Not all filmmakers are capable of using their camera in this way; others develop this skill over time. One such artist is Martin Scorsese. His break out film was, “Mean Streets (Scorsese, 1973),” and nearly twenty years later, he...
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  • Shutter Island Symbolism Essay
    Shutter Island Symbolism Essay In Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese uses symbolism to reflect the idea of conflict between fantasy and reality for Andrew Laeddis. Scorsese uses water, fire and the lighthouse to convey this idea. In Shutter Island, water traps Teddy Daniels on Shutter Island. It always acts as a barrier and it stops Teddy from investigating the island. The water surrounds and traps him on the island and distorts Teddy’s vision and other things like the word “RUN” that he was...
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  • Book vs. Film – Shutter Island
    Jared Potts Katherine Reeves Film 17 August 2012 Book vs. Film – Shutter Island WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS Almost every movie ever made was originally a book. Just looking at how many movies that were originally books would surprise you. Although both the movie and the book contain the same storyline, there are always differences between the two. Some book and movie versions have more differences than other book and movie versions do. Some movies may even change scenes around, create...
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  • Creative Writing About Shutter Island
    I haven’t seen many Scorsese films, which I am ashamed of. Nor have I been able to finish a Lynch film. I have the gall to call myself a film buff, and I haven’t many of these so-called masters. But this review isn’t about David Lynch, it’s about fast-talking film entrepreneur Martin Scorsese. And there’s been Taxi Driver, The Departed, Casino and now Shutter Island that I’ve seen. One thing I have been able to pick up from his movies, is that his subject matter tends to be either disconnected...
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  • Wolfie gets to Wall Street
     Wolf of Wall Street While watching the previews for the Wolf of Wall Street I was intrigued but still skeptical, I mean another Wall Street movie. I barely made it through “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” with Shia LaBeouf. This was no movie I was craving to see after each time I watched the preview. Granted Leonardo DiCaprio does continuously produce good movies and who doesn’t love Jonah Hill. Time passed by and I sort of forgot about the movie completely until my family decided to stop...
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  • Mise en scene in Goodfellas
    MISE EN SCENE in Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese Coming from the theatre, the term mise-en-scene refers to literally everything the audience gets to see when watching a film. It is the mixture of props, lighting conditions, the cast and the medium they develop their action in. It is all about creating a specific visual display the stories are going to take place in. Goodfellas (1990) presents a well-defined scheme in terms of mise-en-scene as it recreates the United States of the seventies:...
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  • Symbolism in Shutter Island. - 2181 Words
    Sam Collins Film Essay: 2012 question: Analyse how symbols are used to present an idea or ideas in a film Shutter Island by legendary American director Martin Scorsese is an elaborate labyrinth of a film. It's ever changing plot line and deeply emotional scenes make it compulsory viewing for any avid film goer. Scorsese has constructed this intricately woven film by using various film techniques the most significant of which is symbols. In the film symbols are used to present many...
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  • General Narrative Analysis Shutter Island
    LIGHTHOUSE SYMBOL: SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE TRUTH Teddy starts looking for them in the lake. The scene is also overly bright: the greens are exaggerated. This implies that this is all just a work of fiction, unlike the Dachau flashbacks and memories that are relatively untouched in terms of discoloration. The Lighthouse The lighthouse isn’t in the same place as the beginning of the movie. Or at the very least,something changed. Look at these screenshots. The first one is from the first...
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  • The Social Subject in the Age of Innocence.
    The Age of Innocence major theme is based around a battle of the individual’s desire and the monotonous life, rules and duties that control New York during the eighteen seventies. The conflict is between freedom and society. It was a society “intent on maintaining its own rigid stability”. Each man and woman had its own duties and people were forced to maintain this social code that existed, even if they wanted to put their happiness into their own hands. Big decisions were made by group choice...
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  • Age of Innocence - 1358 Words
    LITERATURE PRESENTATION 6 CHAPTER 13 1. How is the description of the ‘sad, almost monosyllabic scene of parting’ in paragraph 3 and 4 significant? Who are we reminded of when the narrator details the actress’s costume? Actor’s description: Is said to have romantic good looks Similar to: Newland Archer Actress’ description: She wore a grey cashmere dress which was simple and a narrow black velvet ribbon. Similar to: May Welland The scene in the play which Newland always goes...
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  • Goodfellas - 1031 Words
    Leandra Rivera Goodfellas (1990) Directed By: Martin Scorsese Henry Hill (Ray Lioatta) stated from the opening scene, “For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world”. Goodfellas was a pretty great movie with amazing camera work, realistic violence, and amazing acting. I like how the film is narrated by Henry and occasionally Karen. There are a few things that I enjoyed...
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  • Shutter Island Film Review
     Film review. Martin Scorsese knows something about surprise endings which twist meisters like M. Night Shyamalan seem to have forgotten. The twist doesn’t matter if you haven’t already told a good story. By the time Shutter Island gets to its twist, it has already told such a tale. You’re invested in these characters and no matter how it turns out you’re going to walk away happy. The twist, when it happens, only serves to make a deeper connection. It makes sense of the madness, brings...
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  • The Most Interesting Dream I'Ve Ever Had
    THE MOST INTERESTING DREAM I'VE EVER HAD How many times did you ever dream of something so amazing that it's painful for you to wake up? How many times have your dreams surpassed your reality? when our eyelids are heavy and midnight hush falls upon us, we never know what corners of our life and or dream will drift off to, I usually remember my dreams vividly; Sometimes they are totally waked out. My dreams often take place in an alternate reality in which I'm the only constant and every one...
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  • Shutter Island - 851 Words
    Discuss the techniques that Scorsese uses in order to create and maintain suspense and mystery throughout. During the film ‘Shutter Island’ there is a vast array of different techniques used by Martin Scorsese to give the movie a deeper meaning. Many have been introduced to keep the audience on the edge of their seat. Lighting techniques and sound were used during the movie to give it an atmosphere that would create confusion. The storyline is extremely manipulative of the audience and...
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  • Comparing the Departed and Infernal Affairs
    Tan Jing Zhi WRIT 340 Assignment 3 10/30/12 Prof. William Gorski The Departed: A Quintessentially American Story Have film makers today run out of original ideas and ways to artistically express their individuality? With the recent slew of film remakes and adaptations of classics such as King Kong, The Manchurian Candidate, and Ocean’s Eleven, it would appear that the film industry has had to reach into the past to seek inspiration for their new works. Critics may claim that in the...
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  • Mortality and Immortality in the Age of Innocence
    It is evident that Newland Archer goes through a series of events that define his personality and from which we can deduct the truth. Archer finds redemption in his sons, love and pity coming from May. The biggest constant motif of The Age of Innocence is mortality and immortality. When Wharton first describes the characters of New York Society, they are always conceived of as immortal in some way. By saying this meaning that she portrays them as being like the mythological Greek antiquity, or...
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  • discriminatory bias - 302 Words
    Taxi driver was directed by Martin Scorsese, the main character Travis Bickle was play by Robert Di Nero. In this movie a returning veteran Marine try to readjust into a chaotic society of 1970’s New York. Social disorganization was the theme of this movie, and it seen in the action of the senator and the taxi driver Travis. Looking at taxi driver in the relation to the society in the 1970’s New York, Travis was a product of circumstance. Coming back from the battle field of Vietnam, he carried...
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  • Film Making: Essay and Assignment Questions
    FVC1 ASSIGNMENT 2011 Essay Questions Please write a properly referenced, 2,750-3,000-word essay answering one of the following questions (submission deadline: 23:55, January 08, 2012) 1. Broadcast television operates primarily on a regime of “distraction” rather than the “voyeurism” of cinema. Discuss with reference to concepts of “flow” and “fragmentation” (J. Ellis: Visible Fictions) as descriptions of televisual texture. 2. “Today, it is important to discuss how images work,...
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  • The Wolf of Wall street Movie Report
    Maxima St., Villa Arca Subd., Project 8, Quezon City A Final Project Presented to Dr. Carlo Roque Faculty of Graduate School AMA University Quezon, City In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Subject DBA 621 (Strategic Marketing) By Christopher Dayagdag DBA student 3rd Trimester, S.Y. 2013-2014 The Wolf of Wall Street A movie reportby Christopher Dayagdag One thing that I will never forget about this great film was this line Sell me this pen. I was amazed on how Jordan Belfort...
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  • Hugo Film and Literature Adaptation
    When looking at ‘Hugo’ directed by Martin Scorsese the adaptation from the Novel ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ by Brian Selzink I believe it is a close adaptation. There are differences however in order to accomplish what the director was trying to portray. These differences are what made the film a close adaptation. The way dialogue is portrayed differs in the novel. The film has time and background music to elaborate on details. The novel has to keep the audience engaged. Camera angle also...
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  • Age of Innocence Character Analysis
    CHARACTER ANALYSIS Newland Archer As the protagonist of the novel, Newland Archer's point of view governs its narration. He is said to be a dilettante at the beginning of the novel, someone who amateurishly enjoys the pleasurable and delicate sensations that are the luxury of the members of the ruling class. He is respectable and seems to have bought into all the baggage that is a part of maintaining respectability. But his character is set against those of his peers and his family members...
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  • Casino: Movie Review - 1127 Words
    9 April 2012 Casino The film “Casino” was directed by Martin Scorsese in 1995. Scorsese is a very talented director that always finds a creative way to get the point of the film across to the viewers. The main character of Casino is Sam “Ace” Rothstein who is played by Robert De Niro. Some of the other main characters are Ginger who is Ace’s wife and Nicky, which is Ace’s childhood friend and formally known as his business partner. In the film Casino, Scorsese uses a creative strategy to...
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  • kerftghyjuik8y7t6r5e4s - 2129 Words
    ARH264: NEW AMERICAN CINEMA (Class #8616) Rob Edelman, Lecturer Fall 2013 TUESDAY, 5:45PM-8:35PM, LC 23 During the late 1960s and early 1970s, great social changes were occurring in the United States. These changes were sparked by the emerging youth culture, the progression of the Civil Rights Movement, opposition to the war in Vietnam, and the advent of the modern-era feminist movement. This course will explore the manner in which these changes impacted on the American...
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  • Joan alone - 427 Words
    Master director Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull was released in 1980. It focuses on the life of the famous middle weight boxer Jake LaMotta, who is known to have had abusive tendencies, masochistic rage, paranoid jealousy directed towards his wife, and problems with overindulgence in a range of vices. The movie starred Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, Joe Pesci as Joey Lamotta, Cathy Moriarty as Vickie LaMotta, and Frank Vincent as Salvy (Scorsese would come to work with nearly all of these actors...
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  • Theories of Criminology and the Departed - 551 Words
    Theories of Criminology and The Departed Martin Scorcese’s film, The Departed, gives a great depiction of contrasting theories of the origins of crime, and how they may be applied to each character. Each of the four major theories, Choice Theory, Trait Theory, Social Structure Theory, and Social Process Theory can be seen to be accurate at one or more points in the film, but the film ultimately advocates for Choice Theory. Each of the major characters has the opportunity to choose who they...
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  • Ethics in Criminal Justice - 1938 Words
    Ethical Paper 1 Code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the responsibilities and expectations of a particular person who is a member of a group or even a community. When I analyze the definition of code of conduct I think of the word laws and how both definitions are different and similar to one another. The definition of laws is a system of rules, regulations, principles, and guidelines that are established and enforced by an...
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  • Gangster Essay - 723 Words
    How useful have your wider contextual studies been in understanding similarities and differences in the American films you have studied for this topic? (40) Having extended knowledge on the context of the two films we have studied; Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese; 1990; USA) and American Gangster (Ridley Scott; 2007; USA), is useful in many aspects, because it allows me to understand completely the accuracy of the representation of many social groups, that are depicted in both of the films....
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  • How does "Taxi Driver" subvert classical Hollywood genre and narrative?
    How does "Taxi Driver" subvert classical Hollywood genre and narrative? "Taxi driver" subvert the classical Hollywood genre due to its ending. In a classical Hollywood genre, the story is supposed to end with a resolution, but in this film we do not learn the true ending, because the one we do see is quite obscure and unexpected; Betsy in the back of Travis' cab. There are many signs that this ending may be a figment of Travis' imagination such as the way we are never shown Betsy actually...
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  • Taxi Driver: a Modern Version of the Western Film
    There have been many genres of film that are included in American film history; one of which is the Western. In the mid 1900's Western films were at their peak and Saturday afternoons would be spent watching cowboys and Indians battle until the end while watching comfortably from a movie theatre. Knowing this, it's not hard to understand why film makers later on would base plots and characters off of these mystifying films. The Searchers, made in 1956 by John Ford, was a movie that followed the...
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  • Shutter Island. - 338 Words
    Lehane, Dennis. Shutter Island. New York: William Morrow, 2003. Print. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane takes place on Shutter Island, an island with an experimental mental institute called Ashecliffe Hospital. On September 21st 1954, a female patient named Rachel Solando went missing from Ashecliffe. U.S. Marshal Edward Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, are assigned to investigate the disappearance of Rachel Solando. When they arrive to the island, they meet Dr. John Cawley,...
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  • Goodfellas: a Movie Review
    [1] GoodFella’s Born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York, Martin Scorsese is one of the most eminent and momentous directors in the history of film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. (Imbd). He has also admitted to being deeply influenced by the “French New Wave” in Cinema, with likes of Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini as just some of his favorite directors. His films vary from themes of the Italian American in New York to crime and violence. Just a few of Scorsese...
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  • Analysis of Gangs of New York
    Gangs of New York � PAGE �4� Analysis of _Gangs of New York_ HUM/150: Introduction to Film Studies Workshop 5 Word Count: 2083 Analysis of _Gangs of New York_ In 2002, Martin Scorsese teamed up with Miramax Films to direct _Gangs of New York,_ a film he had dreamed of making since the 1970s. With a $97 million budget, the film was a box-office flop, grossing only $190 million worldwide. Nevertheless, _Gangs of New York_ earned 10 Academy Award nominations, and won two Golden Globe Awards...
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  • Mean Streets - 482 Words
    Mean Streets is Scorsese’s breakthrough film, his first financed by a major studio – Warner Brothers, though it’s not exactly a blockbuster-budget affair. Charlie, the film’s protagonist, struggles to maintain his sense of Catholic values despite being in the world of the petty Mafiosi – he’s not a made man by any stretch of the imagination, but he’s trying. He’s also a devout Catholic, who understands that “you don’t pay for your sins in church; you do it in the street – you do it at home.”...
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  • Characters of fear - 649 Words
    In Alexander Mackendrick’s 1957 classic, Sweet Smell of Success, the character of J.J. Hunsecker is extremely powerful, respected and lonely. This is also true of the character Jerry Langford in Scorsese’s 1983 film, The King of Comedy. Both character’s share positions of supremacy and therefore can be easily contrasted with reference to their similarities and differences. J.J. is the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, thus yielding...
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  • Taxi Driver Film Analysis
    Taxi Driver: The Filth of the Streets and of Self The opening shot is Robert DeNiro’s character, Travis Bickle’s eyes in the review mirror intensely gazing at the city. It then transitions to the view outside of the taxi to the colorful, hectic streets of New York City. This exaggerates the importance of the taxi itself and the main character’s point of view from within it. Bickle is a veteran Marine who can’t sleep and decides to take the job of driving the long hours. He narrates the film as...
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