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Paul Schrader Says Lars von Trier/Martin Scorsese 'Taxi Driver' Project Won't Happen, Is A "Terrible Idea"

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2014 10:00 AM
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Taxi Driver
Around the same time he announced to the world his intention to make “Nymphomaniac” — following Nazi-comment-gate — rumors began to spread that Lars Von Trier had also challenged Martin Scorsese to remake “Taxi Driver” in the style of Von Trier’s 2003 doc, “The Five Obstructions.” While the project seemed like a wild fantasy, Von Trier’s producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen said the two lauded filmmakers were indeed having a dialogue about the experiment but now cruel reality has dashed our hopes again.

'Taxi Driver' Vs. 'Boogie Nights': Watch The Influence Of Martin Scorsese On Paul Thomas Anderson In Two Scenes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 4:03 PM
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Taxi Driver Boogie Nights
Even with a relatively slim filmography, it's interesting to see just how much the style of Paul Thomas Anderson has changed since his breakout film "Boogie Nights" and more recent efforts like "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master." Indeed, it's safe to say the filmmaker felt the influence of Martin Scorsese early on, before heading into his own territory. But just how pronounced was it?

Watch: Martin Scorsese Talks About His Quaalude Adventures, Matthew McConaughey Explains 'Wall Street' Chant

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 10:44 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While they'll have to wait until Oscar night to see if there's more to celebrate, the folks behind "The Wolf Of Wall Street" can go ahead a raise a glass anyway, as the film has crossed $300 million worldwide, becoming the biggest hit of Martin Scorsese's career. And the talent behind the film are doing one last push to get the word out.

Watch: 140-Minute Talk With Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass & David O. Russell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2014 3:03 PM
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David O. Russell Martin Scorsese Steve McQueen
One of the best things about this year's brace of awards season contending directors, is that they're all great raconteurs. Whether it's the freewheeling David O. Russell, film knowledge encyclopedia Martin Scorsese or the deeply thoughtful Steve McQueen (check out a two hour talk with him here), the constant train of interviews are made more bearable because they guys are just interesting all their own. Now put 'em on stage together, and watch what happens.

Rachel Weisz Joins Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster' & Miles Teller Joins Martin Scorsese-Produced 'Bleed For This'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 1:09 PM
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The Berlin International Film Festival kicks off in just a couple of days, which means the buyers' market is heating up too. And acouple of projects just got some big additions that will be sure to get the pens of those signing cheques fired up.

Watch: Take A 3-Minute Journey With Martin Scorsese Through The Masterpieces Of Polish Cinema

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2014 1:48 PM
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Man Of Iron
While the movie world is filled with great ranconteurs, and filmmakers with a rich knowledge of cinema history (even the unlikely John Landis, as you can find out right here), there are few who come with the breadth, depth and passion for film as Martin Scorsese. And even if you had no interest in Polish cinema, or weren't even aware there was Polish cinema, let Scorsese change your mind.

Martin Scorsese Doc On New York Review Of Books, First Two Eps Of 'House Of Cards' S2 Added To Berlin Line-Up

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2014 9:38 AM
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House Of Cards, Season 2
We're barely unpacked from the Sundance Film Festival, and already, the Berlin Film Festival is upon us. Kicking off next week, it's the first big Euro festival on the calendar, and as such, it's bringing the big guns. With Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" and Lars von Trier's director's cut of "Nymphomaniac Part One" among the bigger ticket items (with a line-up that also includes: "Boyhood," "Snowpiercer," "Two Faces Of January," "American Hustle" and more), organizers have put some impressive finishing touches on the schedule.

Watch: Martin Scorsese Video Tribute Will Compel You To Run To Your Nearest Non-Existent Video Store

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2014 5:58 PM
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What are you doing this weekend? Some of us may need a palate cleanser from the Sundance Film Festival frankly, maybe a dose of something completely different from indie films that sometimes devolve into dark & miserable or over-quirked clichés (see some of them here). What to watch? Vimeo user Super Frog Saves Tokyo suggested the work of Martin Scorsese by uploading this excellent and engaging quick-cut tribute to the films of Marty.

Watch: 35-Minute Interview With Paul Thomas Anderson & Martin Scorsese About 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 23, 2014 10:36 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street, DiCaprio, Scorsese
Heavily cut in The UAE, banned in Kenya, and clumsily criticized for its supposed glorification of Wall Street antics, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” continues to make waves, showing that the director hasn’t slowed one bit in his ability to provoke or renovate. Scorsese has discussed the film’s controversy a million times in his awards season run-up, but what better pleasure than to let him examine it with another supremely talented director?

Watch: 3-Minute 'Scorsese's New York,' A Visual Love Letter To The Director & City

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2014 3:54 PM
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While "The Wolf Of Wall Street" does indeed find Martin Scorsese once again telling a story in the city he's long been associated with—New York City—given that it takes place mostly in offices, mansions and yachts, we wouldn't necessarily call it a quintessential NYC movie by the director. But his body of work offers more than enough opportunity to view the Big Apple through Marty's lens, and this visual love letter is a nice journey through that part of his filmography.

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