Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective (Hardcover)

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Since his emergence in the early 1970s, Martin Scorsese has become one of the most respected names in cinema. Classics such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas are regularly cited as being among the finest films ever made.

This lavish retrospective is a fitting tribute to a remarkable director, now into his seventh decade in cinema and showing no signs of slowing up. Leading film writer Tom Shone draws on his in-depth knowledge and distinctive viewpoint to present refreshing commentaries on all twenty-six main features, from the rarely shown Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967) to the latest release, The Irishman (2019), as well as covering Scorsese’s notable parallel career as a documentary maker.

Impeccably designed and copiously illustrated with more than two hundred stills and behind-the-scenes images, this is the definitive celebration of one of cinema’s most enduring talents.

About the Author

Tom Shone was the film critic of the Sunday Times from 1994 until he moved to New York in 1999. He is the author of many books, including Blockbuster: How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer, In the Rooms, Woody Allen: A Retrospective, and Tarantino: A Retrospective. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the TLS, Intelligent Life, Areté, and Vogue. He currently teaches film history and criticism at New York University.

Praise For…

"Takes the readers through the director’s entire career with never-before-seen images, anecdotes, and input from the master himself. It’s a must-have book for any cinema lover and should find its way onto plenty of Christmas lists this year.” —

“A must-read for cinephiles of all ages.” —The Huffington Post

“Extremely covetable ... a must for fans, combining enviable access with memorable insight ... while the archive of stills and behind-the-scenes shots is a gold mine, there's plenty of Shone's prose to savor, too.” —GQ Magazine

“This magnificent retrospective is a worthy homage to a brilliant filmmaker…The ultimate tribute of some of cinema history’s most lasting talents…it has beautifully crafted layout and a bountiful amount of illustrations including more than 200 images and photographs from behind the action.” —Total Prestige


“Featuring more than 250 images, including movie stills, archive publicity material and onset photography, this stunning monograph is the next best thing to actually viewing a Scorsese film…. A fitting tribute to one of cinema’s most enduring talents.” —Florida Weekly


“Anyone looking for that tall and heavy book on one of the most continuous prolific directors working today need look no further than this.” —Filmwerk


“Shone is too vigorous a critic not to put up a fight. He calls Gangs 'heartbreaking in the way that only missed masterpieces can be: raging, wounded, incomplete, galvanized by sallies of wild invention.' There's lots of jazzy thumbnail writing of this kind, compacted critiques you suspect Shone would merrily expand upon, given more space.” —The Daily Telegraph
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786750372
ISBN-10: 1786750376
Publisher: Palazzo Editions
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English