Taxi driver, 1976
The film was awarded the "Golden Palm" at the Cannes Film Festival in 1976. The shooting took place in New York in the days when there was an unprecedented heat in the city, and the garbage collectors went on strike. The film attracted wide public attention after John Hinkley (a man who attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981) said that he had watched it about 15 times.
The picture has already become a classic, which brought Martin Scorsese international recognition. Fans of this film are best remembered for the brilliant improvisation of Robert De Niro, who played a sociopathic veteran of the Vietnam War, who was slowly losing his mind working as a taxi driver in New York.
Glorious guys, 1990
The criminal biopic, based on real events, about the gangsters from the Italian quarter came out annually with the third part of The Godfather, as a result, it was he who, not the Francis Ford Coppola trilogy, became for many a gangster movie, because Martin Scorsese was shooting his feature film with documentary meticulousness.
The debut of the picture took place in 1990, and she revived interest in the mafia for the next two decades.
Gangs of New York, 2002
The film about the confrontation of Native Americans and Irish immigrants combined in itself at once three cinematic subgenres - costume drama, historical epic and gangster-movie, thus becoming a cinema of a unique sample. Rotate this experiment again so no one has yet succeeded.
Many noted in the "Bands of New York" the presence of "excessively bloody and naturalistic", as well as a high degree of detail and the introduction of minor episodes. Criticism also noted the excessive focus on the love line.
The main action takes place in 1861-1862, and Scorsese himself described the epoch as follows: “It was an unusual time for the working class and the underworld. The time when society was divided into "tribes" who constantly waged war with each other. "
The Departed, 2006
The film "The Departed" is a remake of the Hong Kong crime thriller "Double Castling", and his script was written based on the original script by Felix Chong and Alan Mac. The film won numerous film awards, including four Oscars (winning the Best Film nomination) and Golden Globe Award for Best Director.
The criminal thriller begins with the line: “When I was your age, everyone said that we would become policemen or bandits ...”. And until the very end, this statement is played up in every possible way. And so skillfully that it is not clear which of the film’s heroes is the most cunning.
Isle of the Damned, 2009
United States Marshal Teddy Daniels arrives on Shutter Island to help find the missing local psychiatric hospital patient, but as a result he finds himself in a straitjacket. The picture is considered the most intense psychological thriller of recent years. This is the fourth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The script of the film is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehina, but the plot in the book ends a little earlier than in the film itself.