Martin Scorsese Season
BFI Southbank present a season of films and shorts by Martin Scorsese - one of the most influential American directors of his generation.
Even in his earliest films, Scorsese, displayed a keen desire to marry form with content. His long, complex camera movements, often staccato editing and meticulous attention to colour, décor and music all serve meaning, whether revealing his characters’ inner lives or articulating their relationship to their surroundings.
In passing, meanwhile, he often pays tribute to movies he loves. Scorsese’s oeuvre has always been profoundly personal; initially he drew on memories of growing up in Little Italy – not least the colourful combination of Catholicism and criminality – but even when he looked further afield for material, both his fictions and his documentaries spoke of his own passions and interests.
It is, surely, this deep engagement which gives Scorsese’s work its distinctive energy, its consistent inventiveness and its singular cinematic beauty.
See screenings of Who’s That Knocking at My Door?, Cape Fear, Raging Bull, Shutter Island, a family screening of Hugo (3D) and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Coming in Feb: Gangs of New York, Shine a Light, The Aviator and many more.
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