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2013: The Year In Quotes

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 9, 2014 2:23 PM
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The Best Quotes of 2013
2013, we’re not quite done with you yet. To close off our coverage of the year gone by, we wanted to hand over the mic to the actors, directors and other film professionals who made waves, headlines, faux pas, announcements, pronouncements or funny gags throughout the year. And we’re changing up the format this time out, scouring the whole internet and not just our own archives for these little nuggets, mainly because we’re fairly sure you’ve all avidly consumed, and committed to memory every word of each of the 200-odd interviews we ran in 2013, and we’d be preaching to the choir.

Wong Kar-Wai & Martin Scorsese Talk ‘The Grandmaster,’ Fights, Music & More In New York City

  • By Alex Suskind
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  • January 9, 2014 12:06 PM
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Martin Scorsese Wong Kar-Wai
Martin Scorsese took a break from promoting “The Wolf of Wall Street” last night to help get the word out on another film that has his name on it: Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster.” At a special screening at the Lighthouse International Theater in New York City, Scorsese and Wong participated in an entertaining and detailed question and answer session, where they discussed everything from the film’s grueling three-year production to its beautifully meditative fight sequences.

Martin Scorsese Praises Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Coens & More In Open Letter About Future Of Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 10:24 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
The future of cinema has been one one of the biggest news stories the past year, with Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas becoming concerned about an industry increasingly focused on blockbusters and franchises, and little else. But some perspective arrives today from a filmmaker who has been in the game for a long time, and pretty much done it all: Martin Scorsese. And he still believes in the future of the film.

Directors Guild Award Nominations Include Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell & Martin Scorsese But No Coens

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2014 1:16 PM
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American Hustle
The Coens might want to hold on putting down that deposit for a tuxedo, as it seems their wonderful "Inside Llewyn Davis" is not registering with voters. After being shut out of the Producers Guild and Writers Guild awards nominations, the directorial duo have once again been left in the cold, this time by the DGA.

Watch: Real 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort Tells The Crazy Yacht Trip Story, Explains The Phases Of Quaaludes & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2014 9:08 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While the real Jordan Belfort has said he won't be making any money off the film adaptation of his memoir "The Wolf Of Wall Street," one can only imagine that the man who makes his current living as a motivational speaker, will earn a boost in folks curious to hear what he has to say following the movie. And with the stories he's accumulated from his hedonistic days in the financial game, it's no wonder that Belfort is an engaging racounteur and this 13-minute video from a few years back proves it.

Martin Scorsese Says Deleted Scenes From 'Wolf Of Wall Street' May Be Seen, 4-Hour Cut Was Just First Assembly

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 1:54 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese doesn't do director's cuts. And you're not going get deleted scenes out of him too often either. While editor Thelma Schoonmaker revealed last month that the idea of releasing a 2-part, 4-hour version of "The Wolf Of Wall Street" was bandied about, that "version" will likely never see the light of day. As far as Scorsese is concerned, while there has been much chatter around that cut, for him it was just the first step of making any movie and it's not his definitive vision.

Jordan Belfort Says He Won't Make Money From 'Wolf Of Wall Street'; Film Breaks Record For F-Bombs, New Photos

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 9:41 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
As the debate rages about whether or not "The Wolf Of Wall Street" glorifies the misdeeds of sleazy Wall Street scumbags without offering consideration for the victims in their path, folks can perhaps rest assured that the real life Jordan Belfort won't make a dime off the movie or the book he wrote that it's based on (though he's already walked away with Leonardo DiCaprio filming a weird endorsement for the man himself).

Thelma Schoonmaker Says 2-Part, 4-Hour 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Was Considered Plus Watch 1-Hour 'Charlie Rose' Talk

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 12:05 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese has pretty much done it all in his career—tackling a wide variety of genres, delving into no small range of subject matter for documentaries and lending his name as a producer to projects for film and television. But did we nearly get his own "Kill Bill"? In the run-up to this week's release of "The Wolf Of Wall Street" (read our review), there was much talk about the editing process, the race to meet the deadline and the initial 4-hour cut of the movie. While Scorsese eventually got the movie down to a minute under three hours, it seems there was some thought about dropping that longer cut.

Martin Scorsese Says He "Couldn't Connect" With 'The Sopranos,' But 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Was His Path To TV

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2013 2:10 PM
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Martin Scorsese is no stranger to the thugs, hoods, kingpins and lowlives that keep things hustling on the streets, and he's chronicled that world more than once on the big screen. In fact, next week sees him in delving into the bacchanalia of the financial sector, with the very debauched, very R-rated "The Wolf Of Wall Street" (read our review). But as folks know, the ever busy director, in addition to his continually growing filmography (check out our complete retrospective of his work) has also got a growing slate on TV. At the top of the pile of "Boardwalk Empire," but you might be surprised to learn that Scorsese didn't quite cotton to HBO's gangland predecessor.

Retrospective: The Films Of Martin Scorsese

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 17, 2013 2:05 PM
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Retrospective: Martin Scorsese
As a director Martin Scorsese ranks at the forefront of the all-time top tier of American filmmakers, but even as a presence in the film world in general he is pre-eminent. It is merely the just desserts of a life which, more than any we can think of, has been entirely dedicated, saturated and invigorated by cinema. For any of us who spend any portion of our days thinking about movies, Scorsese is, as much as we have one, a patron saint, perhaps the figure to whom the less Godly among us might whisper our evening prayers. Yet Scorsese also belies the directorial cliché of egotism, a Welles or a De Mille striding around with a bullhorn booming out orders to scuttling minions, because he has always been dinstictively softly if rapidly spoken, and thoughtful, especially when talking about cinema. Just to hear him talk about cinema is one of the great joys of the man. He is erudite, passionate and opinionated, with a film knowledge so vast that it’s hard to imagine where he ever found the time to make a single movie himself.

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