Scorsese up Close: A Study of the Films

Scorsese up Close: A Study of the Films

by Ben Nyce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810847876

ISBN-13: 2900810847872

Pub. Date: 01/15/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Unlike other books on Martin Scorsese that favor the discussion of broad themes and plot summaries, Scorsese Up Close: A Study of the Films also looks at the cinematic text of the great director's films. With a scrutiny comparable to the detail Scorsese brings to the shooting and editing process, author Ben Nyce examines particular shots and sequences of shots in many…  See more details below

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Unlike other books on Martin Scorsese that favor the discussion of broad themes and plot summaries, Scorsese Up Close: A Study of the Films also looks at the cinematic text of the great director's films. With a scrutiny comparable to the detail Scorsese brings to the shooting and editing process, author Ben Nyce examines particular shots and sequences of shots in many of the director's works. By focusing on these key components, Nyce explains how the visual and aural elements of such scenes dramatize Scorsese's singular vision. Nyce first discusses several of the early works that established Scorsese as a filmmaker, beginning with a short student film, What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Subsequent chapters focus on individual films in the Scorsese canon, including Mean Streets, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, Bringing Out the Dead, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull. Nyce's close attention to the details within each of these films will satisfy fans and students alike, especially those who share a passion for Scorsese's artistry and an appreciation for the craft of his filmmaking.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900810847872
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Series:
Scarecrow Filmmakers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
To the reader
Ch. 1Beginnings : What's nice girl like you doing in a place like this? ; It's not just you, murray! ; The big shave ; Who's that knocking at my door? ; Box Car Bertha1
Ch. 2A new voice : Mean streets ; ItalianAmerican21
Ch. 3A career choice : Alice doesn't live here anymore31
Ch. 4The strange and familiar : Taxi driver37
Ch. 5A new, new musical : New York, New York ; The last waltz ; American boy51
Ch. 6Bloodrope : Raging bull65
Ch. 7Empty spaces : The king of comedy77
Ch. 8Bad ladies : After hours85
Ch. 9An homage and a career choice : The color of money93
Ch. 10The agony on the hill : The last temptation of Christ101
Ch. 11The artist as agonist : Life lessons109
Ch. 12The real crew : Goodfellas115
Ch. 13Prelude to rape : Cape Fear125
Ch. 14A life unlived : The age of innocence131
Ch. 15The mob again : Casino139
Ch. 16The Buddhist soul : Kundun147
Ch. 17The urban saint : Bringing out the dead155
Conclusion163
Postscript : Gangs of New York165
Bibliography169
Index173

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