A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

In 1994, the British Film Institute commissioned a set of films to mark the centenary of the movies. They would trace the history of several national cinemas, and the BFI's choice for interpreting the history of American film fell to… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1995
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2000
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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

For a thorough overview of film history and the art behind films ... can be no better guide than Martin Scorsese

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Film buffs will savor Scorsese's enthusiasm for the medium and his championing of those who remained true to their vision.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Obviously, the man knows his movies.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Watching this documentary, we not only raise our appreciation for film art in general, but we also better understand Scorsese's vision in particular.

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Cole Smithey

Essential and joyful--a real blast.

Ben Stephens

A dizzying and tantalizing skate across the surface of a deep and wonderful lake.

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Flixster Audience Score: 96% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Back in 1994, Martin Scorsese and Michael Henry Wilson decided to co-write and co-direct a near 4 hour series, hosted by Scorsese, about the history of American… More
Eduardo Tobias
What a very well written and produced documentary. I loved every minute of this and it was very interesting to hear what the best director in film had to say.… More
Graham Jones
Film class is in session, take notes.
Tobias Ximénez
This should be required viewing for people with a sincere interest in film. If you can find a print of the dvd, you should snag it quickly. Give yourself 3… More
Stella Dallas
a joy to watch. scorsese is an encyclopedia of film knowledge and believes that cinema fulfills a spiritual need. his passion and intelligence make this… More
Dimitris Springer
Carving documentary for the long-gone era of silent productions and going up to the newest studio additions of the U.S. industry,Scorsese becomes the host and… More