A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers.
• Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches
• Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most influential films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, and Hugo
• Considers his place within the history of American and world cinema, his work in relation to auteur theory, the use of popular music and various themes (such as violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, and race) in his films, and more
Keywords: American Film, American film, Age of Innocence, Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Departed, Hugo, Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Aviator, Casino, Italian-American Film, Martin Scorsese, New Hollywood Directors, film authorship