The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1978-99 Authorship and Context II

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-01-30
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Martin Scorsese is one of the world's great filmmakers, and a genuine auteur. A follow up to The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1963-77, this book covers his work from The Last Waltz to Bringing Out the Dead. Central is the detailed, theoretically informed discussion of all of the Scorsese-directed features released during this period, which, for Scorsese, was marked by both considerable artistic achievement and a shifting and at times uncertain relationship with the Hollywood film industry. Filmic discussion is correspondingly situated in relation to a range of forces and developments – institutional, but also of larger historical reference – that shape the films and Scorsese's authorial discourse. Another stimulating demonstration of sustained textual analysis, The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1978-99 presents an extended critical affirmation of the continuing pertinence of the concept of film authorship and illuminates Hollywood cinema from the late 1970s to the turn of the millennium. Like its predecessor, the book is about authorship and context. Discussion of the films is founded upon a combination of formal, psychoanalytic, and ideological approaches.

Author Biography

LEIGHTON GRIST is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Winchester, UK. He has published extensively on film, including work on classical and post-classical Hollywood, film theory, and genre. He is the author of The Films of Martin Scorsese, 1963-77: Authorship and Context, to which this book is a sequel.

Table of Contents

Evolving Authorship, Developing Contexts: 'Life Lessons'
Scorsese and Documentary: The Last Waltz
Masculinity, Violence, Resistance: Raging Bull
Back to Travis#1: The King of Comedy
Adventures in Reagan and Bush Snr's USA: The Color of Money and GoodFellas
Yuppies in Peril: After Hours and Cape Fear
Religion, Blasphemy, and the Hollywood Institution: The Last Temptation of Christ
Style, Narrative, Adaptation: The Age of Innocence
Power and the Look: Casino
Cinema of Transcendence, Cinema as Transcendence: Kundun
Back to Travis#2: Bringing Out the Dead
Conclusion: 'Of course, there's less time...'

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