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Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« on: January 19, 2019, 03:23:35 AM »
MARTIN SCORSESE'S FAVORITE FILMS.

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all titles are gleaned from various sources, lists, interviews, etc.

That's some list (includes a couple of TV shows too, including Fawlty Towers!). Delighted to see Quatermass and the Pit on there!

Discuss.

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 08:22:00 AM »
Good to see Problem Child in there.

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Re: Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 09:52:23 AM »
#773 Fawlty Towers?

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 12:04:18 PM »
Birth of a Nation? #Cancelled

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Re: Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 12:22:07 PM »
Some top films in there and lots of films I've never seen that I will be encouraged to look up. Some omissions from my own favourites, though (no John Carpenter, no G.W.Pabst are the first to mind; and I didn't expect to see any Peter Watkins or Jon Jost). I knew The World's Greatest Sinner would make it to this list (a young Frank Zappa did the soundtrack and thought it the worst movie ever) but is it superior to Pabst's The Threepenny Opera? I don't think he likes commies.

EDIT: No Lynch, either.
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Re: Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 12:22:48 PM »
Baby Boom at #17. Bit harsh

Re: Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 01:09:10 PM »
Some top films in there and lots of films I've never seen that I will be encouraged to look up. Some omissions from my own favourites, though (no John Carpenter, no G.W.Pabst are the first to mind; and I didn't expect to see any Peter Watkins or Jon Jost). I knew The World's Greatest Sinner would make it to this list (a young Frank Zappa did the soundtrack and thought it the worst movie ever) but is it superior to Pabst's The Threepenny Opera? I don't think he likes commies.

EDIT: No Lynch, either.

Thing is this was a list put together from films he's mentioned liking in various places rather than a definitive list made by him. So no doubt they used the films he talked about when he made the Personal Journey Through American Movies documentary in the mid 90s. But he cuts that off around 1970 because he says that's when he was coming up and a lot of his friends were too and it felt unfair for him to single out certain films by people who he considered friends. So the films after 1970 don't actually make up a large part of this list, so you can't really see a director being absent as indicative of anything, simply that they couldn't find any sources where he mentioned their films.

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Re: Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 01:19:10 PM »
If this has been compiled by others from the public record then that explains a lot, especially if they used Personal Journey Through American Movies as a principal source.

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 02:18:35 PM »
Yeah, the person who made it has done similar with other directors. Tarantino etc

https://mubi.com/users/56649/lists

but I think Edgar Wright is the only person to actually have compiled a list the rest are all drawn from sources.

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2019, 04:04:37 PM »
How Green Was My Valley should cancelled.

Only one Welsh actor in the film, a bit part. Fuck off.

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2019, 09:41:52 PM »
Glad to see Blood On Satan's Claw, Aguirre and Death Line in the list. The man has good taste.

And I seriously thought the poster who mentioned Problem Child above was taking the piss.

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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2019, 10:42:51 PM »
Chappelle's Show. Man has good taste.

Re: Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2019, 07:13:20 AM »
All the films are grey, get with the times grandad.

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Re: Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2019, 02:50:52 AM »
Good to see Problem Child in there.

They used this in Cape Fear when De Niro's character is at the cinema being a bullhead with a cigar.

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Re: Martin Scorsese's favourite films (as complied by MUBI).
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2019, 10:30:30 PM »
Not one but two films that have received the MST3K treatment (Invasion USA and This Island Earth). I can't help but feel being included on this list would more than compensate for the former.