‘but he just makes gangster films’

#MartinScorcese #VideoEssay #Film

Martin Scorsese isn’t your average director. With a career spanning over four decades, he’s created some of the most celebrated American films of all time. Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino; Scorsese has defined the modern gangster film. Yet, this is just one side of his filmography. However, today I’ll look beyond this, and try to identify a wider style that is present throughout his work. Stay tuned for an examination of Scorsese’s childhood roots, cinematic influences and his key collaborators, which all combine to create some of the best films ever put to screen.

Written & edited by Lawrence Mason for Archer Green