A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
Gregory Peck, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Howard Hawks, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Fritz Lang, André de Toth, Douglas Sirk, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Orson Welles, Arthur Penn, John Cassavetes, Elia Kazan, Jodie Foster, Kathryn Bigelow, Carl Franklin, Martin Scorsese