Martin Scorsese Is the Modern Maestro of Cinema, and Here’s How He Does It — Video

Martin Scorsese Is the Modern Maestro of Cinema, and Here’s How He Does It — Video
Is it possible we could be taking Martin Scorsese for granted? At November’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival tribute, watching Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel in “Mean Streets” and “Taxi Driver,” De Niro and Joe Pesci in “Goodfellas,” “Casino,” and “The Irishman,” and Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Aviator,” “The Departed” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” it seemed so clear that Scorsese, who is nominated for both a DGA award and the directing Oscar, is the greatest director of our time.

What he accomplished in “The Irishman” would be an extraordinary feat of filmmaking for anyone. It’s not like the Oscar-nominated performances from Al Pacino as driven labor leader Jimmy Hoffa (working with Scorsese for the first time) and Joe Pesci as mafioso Russell Bufalino (pulled out of retirement for one last go with the master), or De Niro came out of nowhere. Scorsese worked hard with
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