Martain Scorsese's Film Career

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Martin Scorsese has been called a "directing god by movie critic, Roger Ebert. He has been called the "most influential and best director of their time" by fellow director, George Lucas. Director Martin Scorsese has been an influential director for the past twenty years. Scorsese is in the 60's class of directors that include, Francis Coppola, George Lucas, Brian De Palma, and Steven Spielberg. Scorsese is associated with this class of artists because his movies have changed the film industry of America.

The impact of Scorsese can be shown in a number of ways. His style of directing, the films that he has made, and also the relationships that he has made in the film industry. The first is his directorial skills, which are second to none. Scorsese doesn't just set up the scene, he paints images and feelings into the viewers mind by using camera shots that have become his trademark.

Another reason for his great success is the films that he directs and the actors he uses. He also has picked certain actors (notable Robert DeNiro) to portray his characters. In the ruthless business of Hollywood, Scorsese has built loyalties to actor, screen writes and editors who he uses in many of his films.

Martin Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in the East Side of Queens, New York, in an area called "Little Italy." Little Italy consisted of about ten blocks, but as Scorsese talks about it, each block had there own "boundaries" where everyone stayed. He grew up on Elizabeth Street, and he spent much of his time in the movie theater. As he was growing up, he had strong Catholic roots in his Italian heritage that would later influence such films as, Mean Streets and Goodfellas. Growing up, Scorsese was not thinking of becoming...