After serious deliberations about entering the priesthood - he entered a seminary in 1956 - Martin Scorsese opted to channel his passions into film. He graduated from NYU as a film major in 1964. Catching the eye of pr .... Read More
Don’t let people tell you what can and cannot be done.
I loved the possibility of using depth. 3D is exciting but it also demands respect. Sometimes it was restrictive.
The truth is I have always been excited by 3D and I felt Hugo was a perfect opportunity to explore 3D.
It was a lot of fun and yes it was a headache. But it was a really enjoyable headache. (on directing 3D)
There are times when you have to face your enemies, sit down and deal with it. But with friends it’s easier.
To tell the truth, I wanted to make a film that my daughter could watch.
Gangs of New York explored the formation of this world and the kind of men who created it.
I’ve been obsessed with researching organized crimes and the gangs going back to Gangs of New York.
Well, I think in my own work the subject matter usually deals with characters I know, aspects of myself, friends of mine.
It's literally a Rubik's Cube every time you go out to design a shot,and work out a camera move, or a crane move. (on 3d format)
I've always liked 3D.
I felt good about Raging Bull, but I thought while making it that people would be repulsed.
I thought the only thing going for me then was being fulfilled by knowing my work had been good.
If I'm not nervous, then there's something to be nervous about.
Well, despite all the pain of it, all the difficulty, a lot of times, I've made things happen that I really enjoy.
I'd love to have a bunch of Oscars. But I'm at a point in my life where I'm just happy enough to make the pictures.
I get chills now thinking about the Academy Awards televised in black and white in the early Fifties.
Every year or so, I try to do something; it keeps me refreshed as to what's going on in front of the lens.
My approach to "Gangs of New York" has changed over the last 25 years in different ways.
What you see in the film is the result of a lot of work during filming and getting the process previewed.