BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
MARTIN SCORSESE (Director) is the director of over
twenty-five films including "Mean Streets," "Alice Doesn't Live
Here Anymore," "Taxi Driver," "New York, New York,"
"The Last Waltz," "Raging Bull," "The King of
Comedy," "After Hours," "The Color of Money," "The
Last Temptation of Christ," the "Life Lessons" segment of
"New York Stories," "GoodFellas," "Cape Fear,"
"The Age of Innocence," "Casino" and "Kundun."
A graduate of New York University, Scorsese worked as an editor until his
first feature, "Who's That Knocking at My Door?", caught the attention
of Roger Corman, who asked him to direct "Boxcar Bertha." He returned
to New York to film "Mean Streets" in 1973 and his work attracted the
critical acclaim and national attention which launched his career.
Scorsese co-directed and co-wrote (with Michael Henry Wilson) the British
Film Institute/Channel 4 documentary "A Personal Journey With Martin
Scorsese Through American Movies," which celebrated one hundred years of
filmmaking. In addition, he created "Italianamerican," a documentary
about his parents.
He is one of the founders of the Film Foundation, which promotes the
restoration of films by studios and archives. In 1992 he launched Martin
Scorsese Presents, a company dedicated to the restoration and distribution of
Scorsese has also sought to encourage other filmmakers through his producing
efforts on "The Grifters," "Mad Dog and Glory," "Naked
in New York," "Search and Destroy," "Clockers" and
"Grace of My Heart." He recently co-produced Matthew Harrison's
"Kicked in the Head" and Stephen Frears's "The Hi Lo
Scorsese recently received the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored
with a special gala tribute by The Film Society of Lincoln Center. He served as
president of the jury at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
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