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Title:   A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American ovies
Director:   Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
Year:   1995
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.10.07

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06.10.07DVD A nearly 4 hour doc where Scorsese talks about the history of American cinema through his eyes. I watched this back when the AFI first started its Top 100 series and a glut of movie docs appeared to commemorate the centennial of the medium. This is one of them have stuck with me over the years (along with Visions of Light (an amazing doc about cinematography)) so it was interesting to re-watch with 10 or so years of serious movie-watching under my belt. I like this one particularly because he focuses on some films that the typical docs ignore, particularly the noir stuff where he points out several of my faves of the genre like Pickup on South Street and Crime Wave. I remember seeing The Bad and the Beautiful based on this doc which led me to Val Lewton's pictures and Jacques Tourneur's stuff and Robert Wise's stuff (both of which also led back to noir favorites Out of the Past and Odds Against Tomorrow), so I guess I have a lot to thank this doc for in terms of my movie-watching habits in college which have become a foundation for the stuff I'm exploring now. Beside all that, it's a good doc that doesn't feel anywhere near its running time. Kinda like crack for movie geeks.
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