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 Scorsese's 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, 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, History of Cinema, Film Studies, History of Cinema, Film Studies