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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s SHUTTER ISLAND

Shutter Island [2010] 1. “It was the smoke that got her, not the fire, so that’s important.” 2. Drops of rain hit the pages of his notebook. Black ink bleed. 3. He crumbles the gun into fragments. A pretty good … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s SHINE A LIGHT

Shine a Light [2008] 1. Marty begs for a set list. 2. “We’re both pretty lousy, but together we’re better than ten other men.” 3. Buddy Guy shows up and shows how it’s done. As someone who’s indifferent to the … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s THE AVIATOR

The Aviator [2004] 1. “Reel 10, Mr. Hughes.” 2. Welding torch, burst of light, green eyes. 3. “Nothing’s clean, but we do our best.”

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s AFTER HOURS

After Hours [1985] 1. He slowly flips over the bill, upon which she has written, “Help! I hate this job!” 2. The fire hydrant on the corner gushes onto the empty street. 3. “Is that all there is to a … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s GANGS OF NEW YORK

Gangs of New York [2002] 1. A jar of severed ears on top of the bar, next to a giant barrel labelled All Sorts. 2. Malevolent twinkle in the eye, a silent laughing grin. 3. “It’ll all be over tomorrow,” … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s BRINGING OUT THE DEAD

Bringing Out the Dead [1999] 1. “The city doesn’t discriminate. It kills everyone.” 2. Shakes his head. Bloody dreds. 3. A trail of fish flopping around on the carpet.

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3 things about Martin Scorsese’s HUGO

Hugo [2011] 1. Is Django the guitar player? 2. The cracked red leather of the ancient armchair. 3. He attempts his best smile. She winces.

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