The Scorsese Connection / Edition 1

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Overview

Martin Scorsese’s films ignite connections, illuminating memories and moments from other movie-going experiences. This daring book explores the way he "remakes" other movies ('Raging Bull replays 'The Red Shoes; 'Taxi Driver mirrors 'The Searchers) and how we absorb and make sense of these films.

Indiana University Press

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Library Journal
The films of Martin Scorsese practically beg for critical analysis: they recycle familiar themes, and their creator freely acknowledges inspirational debts to filmmakers as diverse as John Ford and Michael Powell. Stern, a filmmaker who teaches at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, tries to draw connections not only among Scorsese's works but between them and others' e.g., Who's That Knocking at My Door? and The Searchers, Taxi Driver and The Wizard of Oz. The writing here is impenetrable, however, and the arguments work neither as formal criticism nor as impressionistic takes of exceptionally rich material. Stick with David Ehrenstein's The Scorsese Picture LJ 11/1/92 for the time being.Thomas J. Wiener, "Satellite DIRECT," Washington, D.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253210111
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Series: Perspectives Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

LESLEY STERN teaches film and theater studies at the University of New South Wales and has written widely in the areas of film, theater, photography, and cultural studies.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Life is Fraught with Peril

Chapter 2 Mediatation on Violence

Chapter 3 A Glitter of Putrescence

Chapter 4 Cracking Up

Chapter 5 Remember, Remember: It’s Not Blood, It’s Red (Frame-Work)

Chapter 6 Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon

Chapter 7 Time’s Covetousness

Notes

Filmography

Index of Films Cited

Indiana University Press

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