“I’m often asked by younger filmmakers, ‘Why do I need to look at old movies?’ I’ve made a number of pictures in the last 20 years and the response I have to give them is that I still consider myself a student. The more pictures I’ve made in 20 years, the more I realize I really don’t know. And I’m always looking for something or someone that I could learn from. I tell the younger filmmakers, and the young students, that do it like painters used to do—that painters do—study the old masters, enrich your palette, expand the canvas. There’s always so much more to learn.”
Happy Birthday Martin Scorsese!! (Nov. 17, 1942)
“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster…
To me being a gangster was better than being president of the United States. Even before I first wandered into the cab stand for an after-school job, I knew I wanted to be a part of them. It was there that I knew that I belonged. To me, it meant being somebody in a neighborhood that was full of nobodies. They weren’t like anybody else, they did whatever they wanted.”
Martin Scorsese gives Cate Blanchett directions on the set of ‘The Aviator’, 2004.
Martin Scorsese with Jack Nicholson on the set of The Departed.
Martin Scorsese in Taxi Driver