Martin Scorsese Quotes

Who is Martin Scorsese?

Martin Charles Scorsese is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Scorsese is one of the most critically acclaimed living film directors. His best known movies are 'Raging Bull', 'Taxi Driver', 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Goodfellas'.

Born November 17, 1942

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Best 12 Quotes by Martin Scorsese

“Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.”

“Food tells you everything about the way people live and who they are.”

“I always tell the younger filmmakers and students: Do it like the painters used to... Study they old masters. Enrich your palette. Expand the canvas. There's always so much more to learn.”

“I happen to like vampires more than zombies. The vampire thing always works for some reason. Always works.”

“I'm not a Hollywood director. I'm an in spite of Hollywood director.”

“More than ninety percent of directing a picture is the right casting.”

“Stanley Kubrick was unique in the sense that with each new film he redefined the medium and its possibilities. But he was more than just a technical innovator. Like all visionaries, he spoke the truth. And no matter how comfortable we think we are with the truth, it always comes as a profound shock when we're forced to meet it face-to-face.”

“There's no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.”

“Watching a Kubrick film is like gazing up at a mountaintop. You look up and wonder, how could anyone have climbed that high?”

“You don't make pictures for Oscars.”

“You've got to protect whatever creative talent you have left.”

“Your job is to get your audience to care about your obsessions.”

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