Happy Birthday, Martin Scorsese!

Seventy years ago today (geez!), a cinematic connoisseur/genius/innovator was born. Although he stands only 5 feet, 4 inches tall, Martin Scorsese shows an incredible Napoleon complex behind the camera. His filmography, which begins in 1967 and has yet to culminate, consists of several notable classics. Had that not been the case, I would not have his entire directorial oeuvre listed below. The use of three asterisks (***) denotes a film I still have to see, and I’ll try to link to my reviews whenever possible.

Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967)***
Street Scenes (1970 documentary)***
Boxcar Bertha (1972)***
Mean Streets (1973)***
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Italianamerican (1974 documentary)***
Taxi Driver (1976)***
New York, New York (1977)***
The Last Waltz (1978 documentary)***
American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince (1978 documentary)***
Raging Bull (1980)
The King of Comedy (1983)
After Hours (1985)***
The Color of Money (1986)***
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)***
GoodFellas (1990)
Cape Fear (1991)***
The Grifters (1991)***
The Age of Innocence (1993)***
Casino (1995)***
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through the Movies (1995 documentary)***
Kundun (1997)***
My Voyage to Italy (1999 documentary)***
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)***
Gangs of New York (2002)***
The Blues (2003 documentary series)***
The Aviator (2004)
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005 documentary)***
The Departed (2006)
Shine a Light (2008 documentary)
Shutter Island (2010)***
Public Speaking (2010 documentary)***
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011 documentary)***
Hugo (2011)

Rotten Tomatoes Trivia:
Highest Rated (feature film) – tie between Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), and Raging Bull (1980) at 98%
Lowest Rated – Boxcar Bertha (1972) at 45%
Highest Rated (documentary) – tie between A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through the Movies (1995) and My Voyage to Italy (1999) at 100%
Lowest Rated (documentary) – George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011) at 85%

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7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Martin Scorsese!

  1. Scorsese’s in my opinion one of the greatest film directors ever. Out of the films you haven’t seen by him, I’d recommend Taxi Driver the most, which is probably my favorite by him. While I haven’t seen every movie he’s made, I like pretty much all of his work.

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