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How Martin Scorsese Pushed 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Into Mattering: "I had to find a more furious energy"

Martin Scorsese talks about "The Wolf of Wall Street," a peculiarly polarizing film that has ignited passionate debate. The question is why. Something about the movie rubs some people the wrong way, makes them uncomfortable. As far as Scorsese is concerned, it's obvious what he was trying to accomplish.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 6, 2014 6:27 AM
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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to Receive Santa Barbara Film Fest's Cinema Vanguard Award

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is set to honor Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio with its Cinema Vanguard Award for the fest's 29th edition, running January 30 through February 9, 2014. The award presentation and evening tribute will take place on February 6 at the Arlington Theatre.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2014 11:39 AM
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Why Everyone is Piling on Marty's 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Why is everyone piling on Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"? The answer: traffic. Many of the headlines and reviews for the late-breaking contender are focusing on its glorification of its real-life anti-hero Jordan Belfort, played with memorable brio by Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been forced to go on the defensive.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 31, 2013 2:36 PM
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  • 37 Comments

TOH! Ranks Martin Scorsese's Best Dozen Films

To coincide with the upcoming release of "The Wolf of Wall Street," TOH! contributors rank the top dozen films by Martin Scorsese.
  • By TOH!
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  • December 30, 2013 4:26 PM
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WATCH: THR's 'Wolf of Wall Street' Round Table with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Terence Winter

In a video round table, director Martin Scorsese, writer Terence Winter and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about their new film "The Wolf of Wall Street," which DiCaprio calls a "modern day 'Caligula.'"
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 29, 2013 2:11 PM
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Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' a Wild Drug-Addled Tragicomedy with DiCaprio Going for Broke (REVIEW AND ROUNDUP)

A review and roundup of "The Wolf of Wall Street."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 17, 2013 1:48 PM
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Martin Scorsese to Receive Art Directors Guild Cinematic Imagery Award

"The Wolf of Wall Street" director Martin Scorsese will receive the Art Directors Guild's prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award at their 18th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. Honoring more than 40 years of Scorsese's award-winning work, the black-tie ceremony will take place on February 8, 2014.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 12, 2013 2:53 PM
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Alarming New Report from Library of Congress Says 70 Percent of America's Silent Films Are Lost and Gone Forever

The National Film Preservation Board and Library of Congress have revealed a depressing if perhaps unsurprising new study claiming that 70 percent of America's silent films, dating between 1919 and 1929, are gone forever.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 4, 2013 12:46 PM
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'Charlie Countryman' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' Make Sex Scene Trims for R Rating; Evan Rachel Wood Vents Against MPAA

Martin Scorsese's new movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," which starts screening for press and awards voters the week after Thanksgiving, has already been showed to the MPAA ratings board-- which would not grant an R rating until the director trimmed some sexy material. The movie still came in at two hours 59 minutes--well over two 45-- so it doesn't look like he cut very much. Actress Evan Rachel Wood was dismayed when she saw the final cut of "Charlie Countryman" and took to Twitter Wednesday to vent her displeasure. ‏
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 27, 2013 8:05 PM
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On Landing My First Job in the Business on Martin Scorsese's 'Mean Streets'

Ex-literary agent and writing consultant Nancy Nigrosh looks back at landing her first job in the film business, on Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets."
  • By Nancy Nigrosh
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  • November 26, 2013 6:55 PM
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  • 9 Comments

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