Martin Scorsese turns 69 today.
You can watch the whole thing here:
Amongst the things they talked about were:
- The film that really affected him as a child
- His time at NYU
- Mean Streets
- The influence of John Cassavetes
- Italianamerican (the documentary about his parents)
- Taxi Driver
- The Last Waltz
- Raging Bull
- No Direction Home
- Shutter Island
It has been a pretty busy year for Scorsese: there was the re-release of Taxi Driver followed by the outstanding Blu-ray, the DVD release of his 1999 documentary about Italian cinema My Voyage to Italy, a lengthy discussion at the LMCA about film preservation, his outstanding documentary about George Harrison and his upcoming 3D film Hugo.
Hugo opens in the UK on Friday 2nd December