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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

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Music director  Elmer Bernstein
Country  UK
8.6/10 IMDb


Genre  Documentary
Duration  
Language  English
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies movie poster
Director  Martin Scorsese Michael Henry Wilson
Release date  21 May 1995 (1995-05-21) (UK) 6 March 1998 (1998-03-06) (US)
Writer  Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
Initial release  May 21, 1995 (United Kingdom)
Directors  Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
Screenplay  Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
Cast  Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Gregory Peck, Frank Capra, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood
Similar movies  Related Martin Scorsese movies

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies is a documentary film of 225 minutes in length, presented by Martin Scorsese and produced by the British Film Institute.

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies movie scenes

In the film Martin Scorsese examines a selection of his favorite American films grouped according to four different types of directors: the director as storyteller; the director as an illusionist: D.W. Griffith or F. W. Murnau, who created new editing techniques among other innovations that made the appearance of sound and color possible later on; the director as a smuggler— filmmakers such as Douglas Sirk, Samuel Fuller, and Vincente Minnelli, who used to hide subversive messages in their films; and the director as an iconoclast, those filmmakers attacking social conventionalism — Charles Chaplin, Erich von Stroheim, Orson Welles, Elia Kazan, Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kubrick, Arthur Penn, and Sam Peckinpah.

The documentary is structured in segments:

  • Part I
  • The director's dilemma
  • The director as storyteller
  • The Western
  • The Gangster film
  • The Musical
  • Part II
  • The director as illusionist
  • The director as smuggler I
  • Part III
  • The director as smuggler II
  • The director as iconoclast
  • It was originally shown in three parts on Channel 4 in the UK in 1995.

    Films mentioned

    (Roughly in the order of the appearance.)

    --Part I--

  • The Bad and the Beautiful, 1952, directed by Vincente Minnelli
  • Duel in the Sun, nicknamed "Lust in the Dust", 1946 Western film directed by King Vidor, William Dieterle and others
  • The Girl Can't Help It, 1956 Musical film directed by Frank Tashlin
  • Bigger Than Life, 1956 directed by Nicholas Ray
  • Vertigo, 1958 psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  • The Naked Kiss, 1964 neo-noir film written and directed by Samuel Fuller
  • Murder by Contract, 1958 film noir directed by Irving Lerner
  • The Red House, 1947 psychological thriller directed by Delmer Daves
  • The Phenix City Story, 1955 film noir directed by Phil Karlson
  • Sullivan's Travels, 1941 comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges
  • The Crowd, 1928 silent film directed by King Vidor
  • The Big Parade, 1925 silent film directed by King Vidor
  • Shadow of a Doubt, 1943 thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939, directed by Frank Capra
  • The Great Train Robbery, 1903 Western film written, produced, and directed by Edwin S. Porter
  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley, 1912, directed by D. W. Griffith
  • High Sierra, 1941, directed by Raoul Walsh
  • Colorado Territory, 1949 western film directed by Raoul Walsh (a remake of the 1941 High Sierra)
  • Stagecoach (1939), 1939 western film directed by John Ford
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 1949 western film directed by John Ford
  • The Searchers, 1956 western film directed by John Ford
  • The Furies, 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann
  • The Naked Spur, 1953 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann
  • The Tall T, 1957 Western film directed by Budd Boetticher
  • The Left Handed Gun, 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn
  • Unforgiven, 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood
  • Chesty: A Tribute to a Legend, 1971 documentary directed by John Ford
  • The Public Enemy, 1931 American Pre-Code crime film directed by William A. Wellman
  • Regeneration, 1915, directed by Raoul Walsh
  • Scarface (1932), 1932 American gangster film directed by Howard Hawks (and Richard Rosson)
  • The Roaring Twenties, 1939 crime thriller directed by Raoul Walsh
  • I Walk Alone, 1948 film noir directed by Byron Haskin.
  • Force of Evil, 1948 film noir directed by Abraham Polonsky
  • Point Blank, 1967 American crime film directed by John Boorman
  • Gold Diggers of 1935, 1935 musical film directed and choreographed by Busby Berkeley
  • Gold Diggers of 1933, 1933 musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy, staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley
  • 42nd Street, 1933 musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley
  • Footlight Parade, 1933 musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley
  • Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944 musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli
  • My Dream Is Yours, 1949 musical and comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz
  • New York, New York, 1977 musical directed by Martin Scorsese (film mentioned in connection with My Dream Is Yours)
  • The Band Wagon, 1953 musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli
  • A Star Is Born (1954 film), 1954 musical film directed by George Cukor
  • All That Jazz, 1979 musical film directed by Bob Fosse
  • —Part II--

  • The Cameraman, 1928 silent comedy directed by Edward Sedgwick and an uncredited Buster Keaton
  • The Birth of a Nation, 1915 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith
  • Death's Marathon, 1913 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith
  • Cabiria, 1914 Italian silent film directed by Giovanni Pastrone
  • Intolerance, 1916 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith
  • The Ten Commandments (1923 film), 1923 silent film directed by Cecil B. DeMille
  • Samson and Delilah (1949 film), 1949, directed by Cecil B. DeMille
  • The Ten Commandments (1956 film), 1956, directed by Cecil B. DeMille
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, 1927 silent film directed by F. W. Murnau
  • Seventh Heaven (1927 film), 1927 silent film directed by Frank Borzage
  • Anna Christie (1930 film), 1930, directed by Clarence Brown
  • Her Man, 1930, directed by Tay Garnett
  • The Big House (1930 film), 1930, directed by George W. Hill
  • Leave Her to Heaven, 1945 film noir directed by John M. Stahl
  • Johnny Guitar, 1954 Western film directed by Nicholas Ray
  • The Robe, 1953 Biblical epic film directed by Henry Koster
  • East of Eden, 1955, directed by Elia Kazan
  • Some Came Running, 1958, directed by Vincente Minnelli
  • Land of the Pharaohs, 1955, directed and produced by Howard Hawks
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire, 1964, directed by Anthony Mann
  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, American television series from 4 March 1992 to 24 July 1993, created and executively produced by George Lucas, directed by Steven Spielberg
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • Cat People, 1942 horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur
  • I Walked with a Zombie, 1943 horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948 film), 1948 film directed by Max Ophüls, based on the novella written by Stefan Zweig
  • Scarlet Street, 1945 American film noir directed by Fritz Lang
  • Detour (1945 film), 1945, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
  • Double Indemnity, 1944 film noir directed by Billy Wilder
  • Crime Wave (1954 film), 1954 film noir directed by André De Toth
  • Outrage (1950 film), 1950, directed by noted film noir actress and pioneering female director Ida Lupino
  • Gun Crazy, 1950 film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis
  • T-Men, 1947 film noir directed by Anthony Mann
  • Raw Deal (1948 film), 1948 film noir directed by Anthony Mann
  • Kiss Me Deadly, 1955 film noir directed by Robert Aldrich
  • —Part III--

  • Silver Lode, 1954, directed by Allan Dwan
  • All That Heaven Allows, 1955, directed by Douglas Sirk
  • Bigger Than Life, 1956, directed by Nicholas Ray
  • Forty Guns, 1957 western film directed by Samuel Fuller
  • Pickup on South Street, 1953 film noir directed by Samuel Fuller
  • Shock Corridor, 1963, directed by Samuel Fuller
  • Two Weeks in Another Town, 1962, directed by Vincente Minnelli
  • —The Director as Iconoclast--

  • Broken Blossoms, 1919 silent film directed by D. W. Griffith
  • The Wedding March (1928 film), 1928 silent film directed by Erich von Stroheim
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, 1932, directed by Mervyn LeRoy
  • Hell's Highway (1932 film), 1932, directed by Rowland Brown
  • Wild Boys of the Road, 1933, directed by William Wellman
  • Heroes for Sale, 1933, directed by William Wellman
  • The Scarlet Empress, 1934, directed and produced by Josef von Sternberg
  • Citizen Kane, 1941, directed by and starring Orson Welles
  • The Magnificent Ambersons, 1942, directed and written by Orson Welles
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951 film), 1951, directed by Elia Kazan
  • On the Waterfront, 1954, directed by Elia Kazan
  • Apache, 1954, directed by Robert Aldrich
  • Blackboard Jungle, 1955, directed by Richard Brooks
  • The Wild One, 1953, Directed by László Benedek
  • Advise & Consent, 1962, directed by Otto Preminger
  • Paths of Glory, 1957, directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • I Want to Live!, 1958 film noir directed by Robert Wise
  • The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955, directed by Otto Preminger
  • Sweet Smell of Success, 1957 film noir directed by Alexander Mackendrick
  • One, Two, Three, 1961 comedy directed by Billy Wilder
  • Bonnie and Clyde, 1967, directed by Arthur Penn
  • Lolita (1962 film), 1962, directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • Barry Lyndon, 1975, directed by Stanley Kubrick
  • Faces, 1968, directed by John Cassavetes
  • America America, 1963, directed by Elia Kazan
  • The Grapes of Wrath, 1940, directed by John Ford
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