A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies is a four-hour documentary film presented by Martin Scorseseand produced by the British Film Institute.

In the film Scorsese examines a selection of his favorite American films grouped according to three different types of directors: the director as an illusionist: D.W. Griffith or F. W. Murnau, who created new editing techniques among other innovations that made the appearance of sound and color possible later on, the director as a smuggler – filmmakers such as Douglas SirkSamuel Fuller, and Vincente Minnelli, who used to hide subversive messages in their films and the director as an iconoclast, those filmmakers attacking social conventionalism — Charles ChaplinErich von StroheimOrson WellesElia KazanNicholas RayStanley KubrickArthur Penn, and Sam Peckinpah.

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