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The Moves: Blood (1989)

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is film critic for The Age (Melbourne) and author of a study of Terrence Malick forthcoming from bfi Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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... looms in the sky’s whiteness. This shot change carries a slight shock effect which is akin to Martin Scorsese’s frequent surprise tactics: suddenly we read, retroactively, the preceding shot not as Costa’s camera following or recording...

De Niro and Me

Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director’s Cut : The Best of Projections

Faber and Faber Limited, 2006

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... good, it’s good.’ But when I saw the hat, I knew it was . . . him. Just leave him alone, don’t touch him. Taxi Driver Taxi Driver : De Niro with Scorsese. This particular scene is a favourite of mine. I always liked how Bob...

Musical Mutations: Before, Beyond and Against Hollywood

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is film critic for The Age (Melbourne) and author of a study of Terrence Malick forthcoming from bfi Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Mutations : The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

British Film Institute, 2003

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... is generally meant by the term MTV movie); to the films of Martin Scorsese, Emir Kusturica, Federico Fellini, Terrence Malick, Miklos Jancsó, Michael Mann, Glauber Rocha, Werner Schroeter, Sergei Paradjanov or Jon Jost, where musical scores...

A Technique for Having Ideas

Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...There is no technique for having ideas. Having said this, I might describe a theory I heard many years ago, developed by a college professor. A friend of the professor who publishes a magazine called him, asking if he had any suggestions...

Density and Subplots in Sweet Smell of Success

Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...Recently, a story-editor at one of the studios commented that a common weakness of scripts submitted was the absence of a subplot. I hadn’t heard the term ‘subplot’ for some time. In classic theatrical convention it is common to have...

The Cinema of the ‘Celtic Tiger’: Themes and Issues

Martin McLoone

Martin McLoone is Professor of Media Studies attached to the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster, Coleraine. He is author of Irish Film: The Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema (BFI, 2000) and has edited numerous collections on aspects of the media in Britain and Ireland, including Broadcasting in a Divided Community: 70 Years of the BBC in Northern Ireland (Institute of Irish Studies, 1996), Big Picture, Small Screen: The Relations Between Film and Television (University of Luton Press, 1996) and Border Crossing: Film in Ireland, Britain and Europe (Institute of Irish Studies/BFI, 1994). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Irish Film : The Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema

British Film Institute, 2000

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... practices by the main Hollywood studios. The multiplex revolution has increased audiences for mainstream Hollywood films but has done so at the expense of all other kinds of cinema. The irony here is that even a director like Martin...

Citizen Kane

Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...As a way of bringing together our knowledge of screen sizes, framing, editing, and camera coverage, let’s use as an example Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane, regarded by many as the most important film ever made in Hollywood.Arriving...

The Invisible Imaginary Ubiquitous Winged Witness

Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...When on set or location, a film director is apt to have an absent manner, as if his mind were in another place. In a way this is true, for he is not really there. In spirit he has removed himself into the future and is already sitting...

Drawing Lesson

Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...When you are planning camera coverage, what notation do you use to indicate the set-ups? This is presuming you find it useful to design your camera coverage on paper before you arrive on the studio floor. Do you make a ground plan...

How to be Meaningless

Alexander Mackendrick

Alexander Mackendrick was born in Boston but raised in Scotland. His feature films include Whisky Galore (1948), The Man in the White Suit (1951), Mandy (1952), The Maggie (1954), The Ladykillers (1955), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A High Wind in Jamaica (1965). He died in 1993. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Scorsese

Born in Queens, New York, in 1942, Martin Scorsese seriously contemplated the priesthood but finally embraced cinema and, following Mean Streets(1973) emerged as the pre-eminent American director of his generation. Taxi Driver won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1976; Raging Bull (1980) is considered the greatest American film of its decade. During the 90s, he made GoodFellas (1990) and Casino (1995). In the past decade he has made, Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator(2004) and Shutter Island (2010). He received an Oscar of Best Director for The Departed in 2007. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Film-making : An introduction to the craft of the director

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...Framing and editing determine the eye-path of the viewer. It might not be too much to say that what a film director really directs is his audience’s attention.In this sense it is secondary that he tell the actors where and how to stand...