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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese (Motion picture director; born November 17, 1942, in Flushing, New York)He is a true original; a fearless artist who brings out the best and most inspired work in others and in the process continues to surpass himself. Difficult to pinpoint, impossible to ignore, by turns shocking and rousing, challenging and always entertaining, he doesn't so much make films as define and redefine film itself. "Martin Scorsese is the patron saint of cinema," wrote David Thomson in The New York Times, "he is a defender of the faith." That faith, in the power of film, in the endless possibilities of art and life, is at the heart of this man's body of work.His is an impressive filmography by any standards, as giddy in its variety as it is unsettling in its depth.