HB - 292 x 248 mm
250 full-colour and b&w Illustrations
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Market: Film, Popular Culture
by Tom Shone
Since his emergence in the early 1970s, Martin Scorsese has become one of the most respected names in cinema. Classics such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas are regularly cited as being among the finest films ever made.
This lavish retrospective is a fitting tribute to a remarkable director, now into his seventh decade in cinema and showing no signs of slowing up. Leading film writer Tom Shone draws on his in-depth knowledge and distinctive viewpoint to present refreshing commentaries on all twenty-six main features, from the rarely shown Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967) to the latest release, The Irishman (2019), as well as covering Scorsese’s notable parallel career as a documentary maker.
Impeccably designed and copiously illustrated with more than two hundred stills and behind-the-scenes images, this is the definitive celebration of one of cinema’s most enduring talents.
Author Tom Shone was the film critic for The Sunday Times from 1994 until he moved to New York in 1999. He is the author of three books, Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer, In the Rooms and Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the TLS, Intelligent Life, Areté, and Vogue. He is currently film critic at Newsweek and teaches film history and criticism at New York University.
'Extremely covetable ... a must for fans, combining enviable access with memorable insight ... while the archive of stills and behind-the-scenes shots is a gold mine, there's plenty of Shone's prose to savor, too.'