Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Although fairly unoriginal I have found that I am most drawn to a couple different directors. Being from Las Vegas and knowing the underlying motif of the mob and it's influence on my home town, naturally I was drawn to the likes of Director Martin Scorsese.  Scorsese being of Sicilian decent also matches that of my background drawing a connection to the director. I've been a Scorsese fan my entire life specifically after watching one of his early documentaries "Italianamerican" where his parents are the main subjects describing their life in Sicily. Moving on to classics like: Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Departed, and even Hugo it makes it hard to not fall in love with his work. Most movies of his depict the life of old school mobsters coupled with heavy violence and writing. Another overlooked aspect of his work in my opinion are the musical scores used in his films. It becomes easy to forget that he directed films like Bob Dylan’s No Direction Home, The Rolling Stones’ Shine A Light, the George Harrison documentary Living in the Material World, and of course, arguably greatest rock doc of all time, The Band’s The Last Waltz. He has a very rich musical background mainly consisting of classic old time rock songs from Ray Charles to Cream, The Rolling Stones, and The Clash.

Here's a taste of some of his work (Don't let the heinous commentary deter you from the wonderful work of the director):

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