The Films of Martin Scorsese: Gangsters, Greed, and Guilt

The Films of Martin Scorsese: Gangsters, Greed, and Guilt

by Eric San Juan


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Few mainstream filmmakers have as pronounced a disregard for the supposed rules of filmmaking as Martin Scorsese. His inventiveness displays a reaction against the “right” way to make a movie, frequently eschewing tradition in favor of something flashy and unexpected. Despite this, he’s become one of the most influential directors of the last fifty years, a critical darling, and a fan favorite.

In The Films of Martin Scorsese: Gangsters, Greed, and Guilt, Eric San Juan guides readers through the crooks, the mobsters, the loners, the moguls, and the nobodies of Scorsese's 26-movie filmography. San Juan examines the techniques that have made Scorsese one of the most innovative directors in history, the themes that drive his works, and what Scorsese might be trying to tell us through his films.

Iconic movies such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, and The Irishman are all examined in fascinating and insightful detail. With rare behind-the-scenes photos and over five decades of Scorsese interviews, even the most ardent Scorsese fan will find new information in this book to discuss, dissect, and debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538127650
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/20/2020
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eric San Juan is the author of several books including Lakehurst: Barrens, Blimps & Barons (2011), Stuff Every Husband Should Know (2011), and Akira Kurosawa: A Viewer’s Guide (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) and the co-author of A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense (2009) and Hitchcock’s Villains: Murderers, Maniacs, and Mother Issues (2017), both published by Rowman & Littlefield.

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