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I was thinking about it and despite being touch and go of late, this guy is pretty incomparable. I just can't get over all the masterpiece films he's made, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Last Waltz. They could all fit into a top ten list. Even his lesser works are pretty damn good, Gangs of New York, the King of Comedy, the Color of Money and Casino all come to mind.
He's also done some stuff that you wouldn't expect him to. Alice Doesn't Live Here is a practically flawless little film he made early in his career. The Last Waltz is the best concert film ever made and No Direction Home is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. You can tell this guy is a student of film and music and the passion is just all over his films. His use of music in films is probably the best I've ever seen as well.
Anyone else in love with this guy?
 

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I like his stuff a lot but sometimes I wish he'd have done more with his talent than focus on crime and violence. There's so much more to life. Very few filmmakers ever get the kind of name recognition that he has. He could have done more with that.

Having said that, I get chills every time I see the overhead spinning shot at the end of Taxi Driver. It's that moment when the full weight of the film really hits me.
 

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Any man who casts a Labyrinth-era David Bowie in a biblical epic deserves a lifetime of praise in my opinion.
 

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Yes, he is a genius. I can't believe how long it took for him to win a Oscar. I can not wait to see Shutter Island in the fall.
 

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I like his stuff a lot but sometimes I wish he'd have done more with his talent than focus on crime and violence. There's so much more to life. Very few filmmakers ever get the kind of name recognition that he has. He could have done more with that.
This has got to be a joke, right?
 

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I saw The Last Temptation of Christ recently and it comprehensively blew my mind. I loved The Departed as well. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Gomorrah
 

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I like his stuff a lot but sometimes I wish he'd have done more with his talent than focus on crime and violence. There's so much more to life. Very few filmmakers ever get the kind of name recognition that he has. He could have done more with that.

Having said that, I get chills every time I see the overhead spinning shot at the end of Taxi Driver. It's that moment when the full weight of the film really hits me.
He's actually done quite a few nonviolent movies: Kundun, Age of Innocence, The Aviator, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, etc..
 

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Love Marty, of course. Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, and Raging Bull are my go-to's, but I can't go without mentioning that After Hours and especially King of Comedy are two big favorites. Would love to see him take another shot at dark comedy. Actually, Bringing Out the Dead probably counts.

I saw the Shutter Island trailer this morning; looks okay, but I can wait for the DVD. It'll be cool to see mostly for Max Von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, Elias Koteas, etc. Too bad I can't really stand DiCaprio in anything, with the exception of This Boy's Life.
 

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Thanks for starting this thread. Yes... I very much am. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Mean Streets.... he also produced Lymelife which I kind of want to see.
 

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I'd probably put Last Temptation of Christ & Goodfellas in my top 10. LTOC may even be top 5 material. I don't recall a film he's done that I don't at least enjoy & most are classics. Is No Direction Home the Rolling Stones' documentary? It looks spectacular and I want to see it soon.

Also, sign me up for Shutter Island as well!!
 

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I'm not the biggest fan of him. I enjoy his movies, but most dont leave an impact on me enough for a rewatch. I did love Taxi Driver heaps though, and Goodfellas aswell as the Aviator. Don't know if many people enjoyed that one though. I thought The Departed was alright, didn't like Raging bull too much but it was decent I guess. And I havnt been able to finish Casino yet after trying to watch it twice.

Thats all that I have seen though, I should check out more of his stuff.
 

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And I havnt been able to finish Casino yet after trying to watch it twice.
Casino is a good flick. It's biggest problem is that it's going to seem a little ordinary beside a film like Goodfellas. Casino is more talky (I think) and you have to be interested in the plot of a guy running a casino. But if you just watch it from a perspective of wanting to see a good filmmaker at work with great acting talent, it works like a charm.
 

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The only films by him that I've seen were New York, New York and Gangs of New York.

I really liked New York, New York. I'm a huge fan of musicals and of Liza. I don't suppose it's very typical of Scorsese's work, but I thought it was good.

Oh, I've actually seen No Direction Home also. Very well done, fascinating. I love Bob Dylan, so this was really great to watch.
 

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I'd probably put Last Temptation of Christ & Goodfellas in my top 10. LTOC may even be top 5 material. I don't recall a film he's done that I don't at least enjoy & most are classics. Is No Direction Home the Rolling Stones' documentary? It looks spectacular and I want to see it soon.

Also, sign me up for Shutter Island as well!!
It's a Bob Dylan documentary. Fans of Dylan will love it.
 

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Casino is a good flick. It's biggest problem is that it's going to seem a little ordinary beside a film like Goodfellas. Casino is more talky (I think) and you have to be interested in the plot of a guy running a casino. But if you just watch it from a perspective of wanting to see a good filmmaker at work with great acting talent, it works like a charm.
Yeah I might try rewatch it some time. To be honest, I think I didnt get through it twice because I didnt sleep the night before both times.
 

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I really like the music he uses in films. I haven't seen all of them yet, but so far I'm impressed.

Is No Direction Home the Rolling Stones' documentary? It looks spectacular and I want to see it soon.
No Direction Home is the Bob Dylan documentary, of which I've heard many good things and the excerpts I've seen look fascinating.

He did make one about the Rolling Stones called Shine A Light.
 

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Taxi Driver was eerie and gripping and remains one of my favorite movies. Typically, looking at the plot outline, I'd have guessed it was edgy and crude just for the sake of being edgy and crude, but it didn't affect me that way at all.

The Last Waltz was also excellent and I re-watch it every now and then. I liked several other films he did, but those two stand out.
 

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I'm not the biggest fan of him. I enjoy his movies, but most dont leave an impact on me enough for a rewatch. I did love Taxi Driver heaps though, and Goodfellas aswell as the Aviator. Don't know if many people enjoyed that one though. I thought The Departed was alright, didn't like Raging bull too much but it was decent I guess. And I havnt been able to finish Casino yet after trying to watch it twice.

Thats all that I have seen though, I should check out more of his stuff.
Casino has Pesci and De Niro, what's not to like?
 

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Thanks bezoomy & Zephyr for clearing things up for me. :) I'll check out Shine A Light & No Direction Home.
 
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