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Martin Scorsese's obsession with sin and redemption, conflict and violence runs through much of his work. This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It's Not Just You, Murray!: through his personal examinations of his Italian American heritage in Mean Streets, Italianamerican and Goodfellas: the extreme violence of Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Cape Fear: and the religious themes - from a director who originally wanted to be a priest - of The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun. Including all Scorsese's films up to Gangs of New York, this is a comprehensive study of the work of this widely respected film maker. Also covering his influences, the controversy surrounding his films, exhaustive music lists and long-time collaborations, this is an extensive analysis of the most consistently passionate, committed and inventive film director of the last thirty more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 153.4 x 234.2 x 22.9mm | 412.78g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations portraits (chiefly colour)
  • 0753506424
  • 9780753506424

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"Praise for author's previous title The Complete Hitchcock 'A bloody - if you'll excuse the pun - good book. Thoroughly recommended' Classic Television 'I can't recommend it enough' Film Reviewshow more

About Jim Sangster

Jim Sangster was previously a cinema usher and is now a film reviewer. He was co-author on The Complete Hitchcock (with Paul Condon) and Friends Like These (with David Bailey), both published by more

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