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Scorsese by Ebert


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Roger Ebert wrote the first film review that director Martin Scorsese ever received—for 1967’s I Call First, later renamed Who’s That Knocking at My Door—creating a lasting bond that made him one of Scorsese’s most appreciative and perceptive commentators. Scorsese by Ebert offers the first record of America’s most respected film critic’s engagement with the works of America’s greatest living director, chronicling every single feature film in Scorsese’s considerable oeuvre, from his aforementioned debut to his 2008 release, the Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light.

In the course of eleven interviews done over almost forty years, the book also includes Scorsese’s own insights on both his accomplishments and disappointments. Ebert has also written and included six new reconsiderations of the director’s less commented upon films, as well as a substantial introduction that provides a framework for understanding both Scorsese and his profound impact on American cinema.

"Given their career-long back-and-forth, this collection makes perfect sense. . . . In these reconsiderations, Ebert invites us into his thought processes, letting us see not just what he thinks, but how he forms his opinions. Ebert’s insights into Scorsese are terrific, but this book offers the bonus of further insights into Ebert himself."—Time Out Chicago

"Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, is an unabashed fan of Scorsese, whom he considers ‘the most gifted director of his generation.’ . . . Of special note are interviews with Scorsese over a 25-year period, in which the director candidly discusses his body of work."—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize–winning film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times and has cohosted a weekly movie review program on television since 1975, first with Gene Siskel, and since 2000 with Richard Roeper. He is the author of numerous books on film, including The Great Movies, The Great Movies II, and Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert, the last published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Martin ScorseseIntroduction

Part 1: Beginning Introduction I Call First

Who’s That Knocking at My Door


Woodstock: An Interview with Martin Scorsese & Company Boxcar Bertha Mean Streets Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Taxi Driver

An Interview with Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader New York, New York

Reconsideration The Last WaltzPart 2: Achieving Introduction Raging BullThe King of Comedy

Scorsese: King of Romantic Pain

Reconsideration After Hours

Reconsideration The Color of Money

The Last Temptation of Christ Scorsese’s Last Temptation Reconsideration New York Stories: “Life Lessons” Martin Scorsese and His “New York” Story

Part 3: Establishing Introduction GoodFellas Why GoodFellas was the Best Film of 1990 Cape Fear The Age of Innocence The Innocence of Martin Scorsese Casino De Niro, Pesci, Scorsese Tell a Shocking Mob Story in CasinoPart 4: Reflecting Introduction Wexner Center for the Arts Interview

Part 5: Venturing Introduction Kundun Scorsese Learns from Those Who Went before Him Reconsideration Bringing Out the Dead Bringing Out Scorsese Gangs of New York Gangs All Here for Scorsese

The Aviator

Howard's End: Scorsese and the Aviator

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

The Departed

Shine a Light

Part 6: Masterpieces


Mean Streets

Taxi Driver

Raging Bull


The Age of Innocence


Product Details

University of Chicago Press
Film - History & Criticism
Ebert, Roger
Roger Ebert
Scorsese, Martin
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Criticism and interpretation
Film and Television-Directors
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Film and Television-Production
Film and Television-Production Biographies
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