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Hugo (Scorsese, 2011)

There are aspects of Scorsese’s Hugo which I deeply admire: its appreciation of early cinema, its recontextualization and self-reflexivity of technological advancement — commenting, and paying respect to, the emergence of cinema, while simultaneously innovating the medium by legitimately utilizing … Continue reading

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Goodfellas: The Use Of Voice-Over

In this paper, I will examine Martin Scorsese’s utilization of voice-over in his film Goodfellas (1990). Although voice-over is generally considered a “lazy” form of scriptwriting by the film community, I will argue that Scorsese’s utilization of voice-over as a … Continue reading

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The Departed (Scorsese, 2006)

In The Departed (2006), a remake of the Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs (2002), Martin Scorsese constructs an intricate web of cops, criminals, and moles. None of the cops or criminals are absolutely good or bad – they are all … Continue reading

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Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)

Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976) is a poignant character study exploring the human condition. Although rather hyperbolized,  the existential struggle of the film’s primary character, Travis Bickle, a night-time taxi driver, is relatable to the experiences of any human being; … Continue reading

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