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A Companion to Martin Scorsese

Edited by: Aaron Baker
eISBN: 9781444338614
Print publication date: 2015


Subject Cultural Studies
Media Studies » Film Studies

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444338614.2015.x

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A Companion to Martin Scorsese

A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America's most prominent contemporary filmmakers. The first reference work of its kind, this book contains contributions from influential scholars in North America and Europe. The essays use a variety of analytic approaches to study numerous aspects of Scorsese's work, from his earliest films to his place within the history of American and world cinema. They consider his work in relation to auteur theory, the genres in which he has worked, his use of popular music, and his recent involvement with film preservation. Several of the essays offer fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese's most influential films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, Gangs of New York, and Hugo. Others take a broader approach and discuss the representation of violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, race, and other themes across his work. With insights that will interest film scholars as well as movie enthusiasts, this is an important contribution to the scholarship of contemporary American cinema.

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Baker, Aaron (ed). A Companion to Martin Scorsese. Blackwell Publishing, 2015. Blackwell Reference Online. 18 January 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781444338614_9781444338614>



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