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Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and DGA Awards.

Who's That Knocking at My Door

1967-11-15
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Who's That Knocking at My Door, originally titled I Call First, is a 1967 drama film, written and directed by Martin Scorsese, in his feature film directorial debut and Harvey Keitel's debut as an actor. Exploring themes of Catholic guilt similar to those in his later film Mean Streets, the story follows Italian-American J.R. (Keitel) as he struggles to accept the secret hidden by his independent and free-spirited girlfriend (Zina Bethune).

This film was the winner of the 1968 Chicago Film Festival.

Mean Streets

1973-10-02
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Mean Streets is a 1973 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Scorsese and Mardik Martin. The film stars Harvey Keiteland Robert De Niro. It was released by Warner Bros. on October 2, 1973. De Niro won the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John "Johnny Boy" Civello.


In 1997, Mean Streets was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


In a series of character-led incidents set against the background of New York City's Little Italy, we follow the life of Charlie, a small-time member of the wiseguy community who collects protection money. His friends Tony and Michael are part of the community, but his other friend Johnny Boy is unreliable and therefore must be shunned. Charlie's secret girlfriend Teresa has epilepsy, and so must also be shunned. When Charlie's uncle Giovanni offers him a restaurant - the first step up the ladder - Charlie is forced to choose between his desire for power, his love for Teresa and his duty to protect his friend Johnny Boy.


Nominated – Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

1974-12-09
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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Robert Getchell It stars Ellen Burstyn as a widow who travels with her preteen son across the Southwestern United States in search of a better life, along with Alfred Lutter as her son and Kris Kristofferson as a man they meet along the way. This is Martin Scorsese's fourth film. The film co-stars Billy "Green" Bush, Diane Ladd, Valerie Curtin, Lelia Goldoni, Lane Bradbury, Vic Tayback, Jodie Foster (in one of her earliest film appearances), and Harvey Keitel.


Ellen Burstyn won the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance, and the film won the BAFTA Award for Best Film.


Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Nominated – Golden Palm

Taxi Driver

1976-02-08
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Taxi Driver is a 1976 American vigilante film with neo-noir and psychological thriller elements, directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City following the Vietnam War, the film stars Robert De Niro, and features Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Boyle, and Albert Brooks.


A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.


Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. It is regularly cited by critics, film directors, and audiences alike as one of the greatest films of all time. In 2012, Sight & Sound named it the 31st-best film ever in its decennial critics' poll, ranked with The Godfather Part II, and the fifth-greatest film of all time on its directors' poll. The film was considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant by the US Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1994.


Blue Ribbon Awards Best Foreign Film

Golden Palm

Hochi Film Award Best Foreign Film

Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Director

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director

Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

Nominated - Academy Award for Best Picture

Raging Bull

1980-12-19
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Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, LaMotta's well-intentioned brother and manager who tries to help Jake battle his inner demons, and Cathy Moriarty as his wife. The film features supporting roles from Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana and Frank Vincent.


When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone. 


Despite receiving mixed initial reviews (and criticism due to its violent content), it went on to garner a high critical reputation, and is now often considered Scorsese's magnum opus and one of the greatest films ever made. In 1990, it became the first film to be selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in its first year of eligibility.


Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director

Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director

The King of Comedy

1983-02-18
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The King of Comedy is a 1982 American satirical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard. Written by Paul D. Zimmerman, the film focuses on themes including celebrity worship and American media culture. 20th Century Fox released the film on February 18, 1983, in the United States, though the film was released two months earlier in Iceland. The film opened the Cannes Film Festival in 1983.


Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry's show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventually he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine.


Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Nominated – Golden Palm

After Hours

1985-09-13
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After Hours is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Joseph Minion, and starring Griffin Dunne with an ensemble cast. The film follows Paul Hackett, portrayed by Dunne, as he experiences a series of misadventures while making his way home from New York City's SoHo district during the night.


A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.


Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)

Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

Nominated – Golden Palm

Nominated – César Award for Best Foreign Film



The Color of Money

1986-10-17
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The Color of Money is a 1986 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. The film stars Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, and John Turturro in supporting roles. It features an original score by Robbie Robertson.

Newman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, his first Oscar win after eight nominations, seven of them for Best Actor.

The film continues the story of pool hustler and stakehorse Edward "Fast Eddie" Felson from Tevis' first novel, The Hustler (1959), with Newman reprising his role from the 1961 film adaptation. It begins more than 25 years after the events of the previous film, with Eddie retired from the pool circuit.


Pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson finds the young, promising pool player Vincent in a local bar and he sees in him a younger version of himself. To try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. After some hesitations Vincent accepts and Eddie takes him and Vincent's girlfriend Carmen on a tour through the country to work the pool halls. However, Vincent's tendency to show off his talent and by doing so warning off the players and losing money, soon leads to a confrontation with Eddie.

The Last Temptation of Christ

1988-08-12
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The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 American epic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by Paul Schrader with uncredited rewrites from Scorsese and Jay Cocks, the film is an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' controversial 1955 novel of the same name. The film, starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Andre Gregory, Harry Dean Stanton and David Bowie, was shot entirely in Morocco.


Like the novel, the film depicts the life of Jesus Christ and his struggle with various forms of temptation including fear, doubt, depression, reluctance and lust. This results in the book and film depicting Christ being tempted by imagining himself engaged in sexual activities, a notion that has caused outrage from some Christians. The film includes a disclaimer explaining that it departs from the commonly accepted biblical portrayal of Jesus's life and is not based on the Gospels.


The film received polarized reviews from critics on its release but Scorsese received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. Hershey's performance as Mary Magdalene earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Peter Gabriel's music score also received acclaim, including a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.


Venice Film Festival Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director

Nominated – Golden Lion – Venice Film Festival

Goodfellas

1990-09-19
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Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is an adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980.


The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVitto in the Italian-American crime syndicate.



Made on a budget of $25 million, Goodfellas grossed $46.8 million. It received positive reviews from critics and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, with Pesci winning Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The film won five awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, including Best Film and Best Director. Additionally, Goodfellas was named the year's best film by various critics' groups.


Goodfellas is widely regarded as one of the greatest films in the crime genre. In 2000, it was deemed "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress. Its content and style have been emulated in numerous other films and television shows.


BAFTA Award for Best Film

BAFTA Award for Best Direction

BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Bodil Award for Best Non-European Film

Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director

Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film

Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay

Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

Silver Lion

Venice Film Festival Audience Award

Venice Film Festival Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Picture

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Nominated – César Award for Best Foreign Film

Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay

Nominated – Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Cape Fear

1991-11-13
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Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Juliette Lewis, and features cameos from Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, and Martin Balsam, who all appeared in the original film.


Max Cady (Robert De Niro) is a psychopath just released from prison for rape. He is out seeking revenge from his lawyer Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) who he believes deliberately held back important information about his case during the trial, which could have kept him out of jail. He sets off to terrorize Bowden, his wife (Jessica Lange) and even goes after their 15 year old daughter (Juliette Lewis).


The film received positive reviews and received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor (De Niro) and Best Supporting Actress (Lewis).


Nominated – Golden Bear at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival

Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

The Age of Innocence

1993-09-17
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The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American romantic period piece directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the same name. The story takes place during the Gilded Age, portraying New York's high society. The film was released by Columbia Pictures and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder and Miriam Margolyes


Wealthy lawyer Newland Archer is engaged to sweet socialite May Welland in 1870s New York. On the surface, it is a perfect match. But when May's beautiful cousin Countess Ellen Olenska, who is estranged from her brutish husband, arrives in town, Newland begins to question the meaning of passion and love as he desperately pursues a relationship with Ellen, even though she has been made a social outcast by Archer's peers.


The Age of Innocence won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, and was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Winona Ryder), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction.


Bodil Award for Best Non-European Film

Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film

National Board of Review Award for Best Director

Venice Film Festival Audience Award

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director

Nominated – USC Scripter Award Best Screenplay

Casino

1995-11-22
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Casino is a 1995 American epic crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone. It is based on the non-fiction book Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Scorsese. The two previously collaborated on the hit film Goodfellas (1990).


In Casino, De Niro stars as Sam "Ace" Rothstein, a Jewish American top gambling handicapper who is called by the Italian Mob to oversee the day-to-day operations at the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas. His character is based on Frank Rosenthal, who ran the Stardust, Fremont, and Haciendacasinos in Las Vegas for the Chicago Outfit from the 1970s until the early 1980s. Pesci plays Nicholas "Nicky" Santoro, based on real-life Mob enforcer Anthony Spilotro, a made man. Nicky is sent to Vegas to make sure that money from the Tangiers is skimmed off the top and the mobsters in Vegas are kept in line. Sharon Stone plays Ginger McKenna, Ace's scheming, self-absorbed wife, based on Geri McGee.


Casino was released on November 22, 1995, to a mostly positive critical response and was a box office success. Stone's performance was unanimously praised, earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.



Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director


Kundun

1997-12-25
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Kundun is a 1997 epic biographical film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the life and writings of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet. Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, a grandnephew of the Dalai Lama, stars as the adult Dalai Lama, while Tencho Gyalpo, a niece of the Dalai Lama, appears as the Dalai Lama's mother.


"Kundun" (སྐུ་མདུན་་Wylie: sku mdun in Tibetan), meaning "presence", is a title by which the Dalai Lama is addressed. Kundun was released only a few months after Seven Years in Tibet, sharing the latter's location and its depiction of the Dalai Lama at several stages of his youth, though Kundun covers a period three times longer.


Nominated – Australian Film Institute Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Gangs of New York

2002-12-20
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Gangs of New York is a 2002 American epic period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. The screenplay is by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, and Kenneth Lonergan. It was inspired by Herbert Asbury's 1927 nonfiction book, The Gangs of New York.


Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death.


Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

Golden Globe Award for Best Director

Italian Online Movie Award for Best Director

Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director

Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – César Award for Best Foreign Film

Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

Nominated – Nastro d’Argento Best Foreign Director

The Aviator

2004-12-25
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The Aviator is a 2004 American epic biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes, Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn and Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner.


Based on the 1993 non-fiction book Howard Hughes: The Secret Life by Charles Higham, it's a biopic of billionaire Howard Hughes, starting with his early filmmaking years as owner of RKO studios but mostly focusing on his role in designing and promoting new aircraft. Hughes was a risk-taker spending several fortunes on designing experimental aircraft and eventually founding TWA as a rival to Pan AM airlines owned by his great rival Juan Trippe. When Trippe's politico Senator Ralph Owen Brewster accuses Hughes of being a war profiteer, it's Hughes who gains the upper hand. Hughes also had many women in his life including a long relationship with actress Katharine Hepburn. From an early age however, Hughes was also germophobic and would have severe bouts of mental illness.


The Aviator was released in the United States on December 25, 2004. The film grossed $214 million at the box office. It was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor in a Leading Role for DiCaprio, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Alda, winning five for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Cate Blanchett.




BAFTA Award for Best Film

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director

Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

Nominated – Directors Guild of Great Britain

Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Director

Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Nastro d’Argento Best Foreign Director

Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Director

The Departed

2006-10-06
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The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kongfilm Infernal Affairs. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, with Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson and Alec Baldwin in supporting roles.


The film takes place in Boston. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police; the two characters are loosely based on famous gangster Whitey Bulger and corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, who grew up with Bulger. Simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William "Billy" Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello's crew. When both sides realize the situation, Sullivan and Costigan both attempt to discover the other's identity before their covers are blown.


The film was a critical and commercial success and won several awards, including four Oscars at the 79th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. Wahlberg was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

Shutter Island

2010-02-19
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Shutter Island is a 2010 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Laeta Kalogridis, based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as U.S. Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels. Mark Ruffalo plays his partner officer, Ben Kingsley is the facility's lead psychiatrist, and Michelle Williams is Daniel's wife. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics and grossed over $294 million at the box office


It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity.


Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Director

Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Horror Film

Nominated – Scream Awards for Best Director

Nominated – Scream Awards for Best Horror Movie

Hugo

2011-11-23
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Hugo is a 2011 historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Based on Brian Selznick's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the film stars Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, Helen McCrory, and Christopher Lee.


Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.



When it was released, Hugo received critical acclaim and received 11 Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture), more than any other film that year, and won five awards: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects.[6] It was also nominated for eight BAFTAs, winning two, and was nominated for three Golden Globe awards, earning Scorsese his third Golden Globe Award for Best Director. The film grossed $185 million against a budget of $150–$170 million.


National Board of Review Award for Best Director

National Board of Review Award for Best Film

Golden Globe Award for Best Director

Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

North Texas Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Family Film

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Picture

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director

Nominated – AACTA International Award for Best Film

Nominated – AACTA International Award for Best Direction

Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Nominated – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film

Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film

Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Film

Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Film

Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Film

Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama

Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Film

Nominated – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director

Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director

Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film

Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture

Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Film

Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

Nominated – Producers Guild of America

Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Film

Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Director

Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Director

Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Film

Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film

Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Director

Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Film

The Wolf of Wall Street

2013-12-25
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he Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. Leonardo DiCaprio (who was also a producer) stars as Belfort, with Jonah Hill as his business partner and friend Donnie Azoff, Margot Robbie as his second wife Naomi Lapaglia and Kyle Chandler as Patrick Denham, the FBI agent who tries to bring him down. Matthew McConaughey, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Joanna Lumley and Jean Dujardin are also featured. It was a major commercial success, grossing more than $392 million worldwide during its original theatrical run to become Scorsese's highest-grossing film and the 17th-highest-grossing film of 2013


In the early 1990s, Jordan Belfort teamed with his partner Donny Azoff and started brokerage firm Stratford-Oakmont. Their company quickly grows from a staff of 20 to a staff of more than 250 and their status in the trading community and Wall Street grows exponentially. So much that companies file their initial public offerings through them. As their status grows, so do the amount of substances they abuse, and so do their lies. They draw attention like no other, throwing lavish parties for their staff when they hit the jackpot on high trades. That ultimately leads to Belfort featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, being called "The Wolf Of Wall St.". With the FBI onto Belfort's trading schemes, he devises new ways to cover his tracks and watch his fortune grow. Belfort ultimately comes up with a scheme to stash their cash in a European bank. But with the FBI watching him like a hawk, how long will Belfort and Azoff be able to maintain their elaborate wealth and luxurious lifestyles?

The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, with praise for Scorsese's direction, the comedic performance of DiCaprio and the fast-paced and consistent humor. The film was nominated for several awards including five nominations at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony: Best Picture, Best Director for Scorsese, Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) for Winter and Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations for DiCaprio and Hill, respectively. The film did not win in any category, although DiCaprio did win Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, where the film was also nominated for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy. It was also recognized by numerous other awards ceremonies, as well as guilds and critics' associations.


Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Picture

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director

Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction

Nominated – Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

Nominated – David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film

Silence

2016-12-23
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Silence is a 2016 historical period drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese, based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Shūsaku Endō. Set in Nagasaki, Japan, the film was shot entirely in Taiwan around Taipei. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds. The plot follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Japan to locate their missing mentor and spread Catholic Christianity. The story is set in the time when it was common for Christians to hide from persecution following the suppression of Japanese Roman Catholics during the Shimabara Rebellion (1637–1638) against the Tokugawa shogunate.


 The American Film Institute selected Silence as one of its ten Movies of the Year. The film also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography at the 89th Academy Awards. Silence is the third of Scorsese's three films addressing religious figures struggling with challenges to faith, following The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun.