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.
Since his emergence in the early seventies, 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 sixth 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-three 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 parallel career as a documentary maker.
'A glory to leaf through … excellent text … Tom Shone, a film critic worth reading whatever aspect of the industry he talks about' - Clive James, Prospect
'A beautiful book' - The Times
'The definitive celebration of Scorsese's illustrious career at the helm of film making' - Hungry Eye Magazine
About the Author
Tom Shone was the film critic of the Sunday Times from 1994 until 1999, when he moved to New York. He is the author of several books, including Tarantino: A Retrospective and Woody Allen: A Retrospective, also published by Thames & Hudson. He currently teaches film history and criticism at New York University.