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Will Scorsese be Able to Make New 'Wolf of Wall Street' Deadline? (TRAILER)

Miss the lucrative Christmas break and the Oscar race push and you enter a more unforgiving first quarter or summer season. This year Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has been under scrutiny, as the director is legendary for his long cuts and editing room fussing. It made sense to push back Scorsese's "Shutter Island," which didn't have Oscar written all over it, as well as Warner Bros.' summer move for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," which lost money but not as much as it would have if it had gone out against 2012's Oscar juggernauts.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 9, 2013 3:31 PM
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Sting to Perform at LACMA's 2013 Art + Film Gala Tributing Martin Scorsese and David Hockney

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced that Grammy-winning, British singer-songwriter Sting will perform at the 2013 Art + Film Gala, a tribute to Martin Scorsese and David Hockney.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 12, 2013 1:42 PM
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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Martin Scorsese to Present Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' UPDATED (Trailer)

UPDATE: Samuel L. Jackson is joining the previously announced Martin Scorsese in presenting Wong Kar Wai's upcoming kung fu film "The Grandmaster," deeming it "Martin Scorsese and Samuel L. Jackson Present 'The Grandmaster.'" The film hits theaters in limited release this weekend, and has a national roll-out on August 30, via the Weinstein Company.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 20, 2013 12:22 PM
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10 Filmmakers' Top 10 Films Lists: Scorsese, Kubrick, Allen, Tarantino, Nolan and More

Flavorwire has compiled 10 filmmakers' Top 10 Films lists. Included are Martin Scorsese (who lists Powell and Pressburger's "The Red Shoes" and Renoir's "The River," among others ), Stanley Kubrick (who singles out Chaplin's "City Lights" and Antonioni's "La notte"), and Woody Allen (a fan of Bergman's "Seventh Seal" and Kurosawa's "Rashomon").
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 1, 2013 1:16 PM
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The Nine Best Quotes from Martin Scorsese's Essay on the Language of Cinema

Martin Scorsese pens an inspiring, spiritual, and comprehensive essay for The New York Review of Books called "The Persisting Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema." The whole thing is worth a read, but we have selected some key highlights from the original piece.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • July 28, 2013 2:46 PM
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Yes It's True: Theme Song from Scorsese's 'New York, New York' Wasn't Nominated for Oscar (CLIP)

It's hard to believe that Kander & Ebb's iconic "Theme from 'New York, New York'" was not nominated for best song the year it was memorably sung by Liza Minnelli in the Martin Scorsese musical. The Oscar-winner that year, as I was reminded on Twitter by @ShawnLevy, was "When You Light Up My Life."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 2, 2013 4:00 PM
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LACMA's 2013 Art + Film Gala to Honor Martin Scorsese and Artist David Hockney

LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has announced that on Saturday, November 2, it will honor director Martin Scorsese and artist David Hockney for its 2013 Art + Film Gala. Also being celebrated is the first collaboration between Scorsese's Film Foundation, LACMA and the Annenberg Foundation to preserve four films by French auteur Agnes Varda.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 12:21 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street,' Starring DiCaprio, McConaughey and Hill

The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has landed. The Paramount film, set to hit theaters November 15 in time for Oscar season, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-living stockbroker, along with Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler and Jonah Hill.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 11:38 AM
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From Antonioni to Lynch, BAMcinematek Takes a Second Look at Films 'Booed at Cannes'

Wednesday, the BAMcinematek in Brooklyn kicks off a new series of films "Booed at Cannes," from David Lynch and Martin Scorsese to Antonioni and Fellini.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 8, 2013 1:09 PM
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Casting Watch: Andrew Garfield to Star in Martin Scorsese's Long-Awaited 'Silence'

"Spider-Man" star and "Social Network" dreamboat Andrew Garfield has been cast in Martin Scorsese's highly anticipated, Japan-set "Silence."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2013 2:10 PM
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