The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

by Andrew J. Rausch
     
 

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In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch looks at their relationship as individual artists who combined their talents to create cinematic magic, including the recognized classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull… See more details below

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In this book, Andrew J. Rausch examines the creative output of director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro: from their initial offering, Mean Streets, to their most recent film together, Casino. Rausch looks at their relationship as individual artists who combined their talents to create cinematic magic, including the recognized classics Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and GoodFellas.

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Library Journal
Martin Scorsese's work has been the focus of multiple books in recent years, but his matchless relationship with Robert De Niro has not received the same level of study. Unfortunately, Rausch's (Turning Points in Film History) attempt to fill this void is largely unsuccessful. Eight chapters discuss the films they made together, but half of each chapter contains a complete plot summary that offers little analysis. Anyone choosing to read this book would likely be already familiar with these films; for others, a full synopsis could ruin the eventual viewing experience. The other half of each chapter is a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the filmmaking process; these are fascinating and well written, but their impact is lessened by superfluous information. VERDICT While this is an enjoyable read, the price is high and there is not enough original insight to recommend it to anyone but particularly focused film students or Scorsese completists.—Peter Thornell, Hingham P.L., MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810874145
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
234
File size:
1 MB

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