By Arun Fulara. Posted on September 18, 2015
One of our favourite filmmakers, Scorsese is someone who's inspired legions of filmmakers around the world. As much a cinephile himself as any, he's made some of the most exciting films in Hollywood in the last 50 years. Very few filmmakers anywhere have been as prolific & as successful over such a long period of time. From Mean Streets & Taxi Driver in the 70's, to Raging Bull, The King of Comedy & The Last Temptation Of Christ in the 80's, to Goodfellas & Kundun in the 90's, Gangs of New York, The Aviator & The Departed in the oughties to Shutter Island, Hugo & The Wolf Of Wall Street in this decade, he's enthralled audiences over and over again.
While he's been interviewed several times over the years, this one by James Lipton of Inside The Actors Studio, is one of the most definitive interviews ever. The extremely popular series has had actors of every stripe coming and sharing their story with Lipton. Scorsese talks of his Catholic upbringing, his early years as a film school student, his collaboration with Harvey Keitel & Robert De Niro and his films till 2002 (that's when the interview was shot). That's around the time his collaboration with Leo DiCaprio was just starting and sadly the interview doesn't cover that. Or the last 15 years of his career since then.
Guess it's about time someone interviewed him again. Just the kind of interview we would love to do. Only if dreams were horses. :-)