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The Films of Martin Scorsese: A 50-Year Retrospective

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ClassGraphic Martin Scorsese is widely considered cinema’s greatest living director. From his 1973 breakout in Mean Streets to last year’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Scorsese has created a uniquely powerful cinematic vision. Best known for his violent gangster films, the director’s range is surprisingly broad, including a 19th Century romance and a magical tale of a boy living in a Paris train station. Join us as we explore 14 of Scorsese’s features, focusing on their cinematic elements including the script, themes, direction, cinematography, acting, music, etc. The films, which members will watch before class, are Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The King of Comedy (1982), After Hours (1985), Goodfellas (1990), The Age of Innocence (1993), Casino (1995), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), The Departed (2006), Hugo (2011), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Irishman (2019), and Killers of the Flower Moon (2023). To enhance and focus our discussions, we will read selected chapters of Eric San Juan’s The Films of Martin Scorsese (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), and post and email film reviews, articles, and discussion questions.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Jim Burns2.Jim Gecker 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/27/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/4/2024 - 6/10/2024 Weekly - Mon 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Jim Gecker  ; Jim Burns 
/*NOV 14 2020*/