A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
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A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
This documentary represents American director Martin Scorsese's entry in the British Film Institute commissioned series, "Century of Cinema," designed to be a collection of the personal opinions of renowned international filmmakers concerning the cinema of their native countries. The almost four hour long documentary is divided into five "chapters" and a 10 minute preface. Each chapter centers on the different roles assumed by movie directors and features many film clips from major and little known but important minor films. Also included are fascinating anecdotes about… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For a thorough overview of film history and the art behind films ... can be no better guide than Martin Scorsese"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Film buffs will savor Scorsese's enthusiasm for the medium and his championing of those who remained true to their vision."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Obviously, the man knows his movies."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"Watching this documentary, we not only raise our appreciation for film art in general, but we also better understand Scorsese's vision in particular."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Essential and joyful--a real blast."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"A dizzying and tantalizing skate across the surface of a deep and wonderful lake."
‑ Ben Stephens, culturevulture.net