martin charles scorsese is a renowned American director, screenwriter and producer and this November 17 the film industry is celebrating because it is his 80th birthday. The filmmaker has a career spanning more than fifty years and his films are versatile in terms of exploration between different genres. However, his films mainly address themes related to Catholicism, Italian-American identity and crime. They are characterized by their violence, the use of vulgar language, among other peculiar characteristics.
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Scorsese’s favorite actors are robert deniro Y Leonardo Dicaprio. This can be seen in most of his main feature films, which are starred by them. For his birthday, Infobae recalls part of his work available on the best-known streaming platforms.
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The Irishman follows Frank Sheeran, who was a World War II veteran, con man, and hit man who worked with some of the most prominent figures of the 20th century. the Irish is the chronicle of one of the country’s great unsolved mysteries: the disappearance of legendary union leader Jimmy Hoffa. A great trip through the shady ins and outs of organized crime; their internal mechanisms, their rivalries and their connection with politics. 2019 movie, available on Netflix.
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The sinister island
Shutter Island is its title in original language. Psychological thriller set in the 1950s. “In the summer of 1954, bailiffs Teddy Daniels and Chuck Aule are assigned to a remote island in Boston Harbor to investigate the disappearance of a dangerous murderess who was confined at the Ashecliffe Mental Hospital, a penal facility for disturbed criminals run by a very sinister man. They will soon discover that the center keeps many secrets and that the island hides something more dangerous than the patients. Film based on the homonymous novel by Dennis Lehane. Production of 2010. Available on Netflix.
Undisputed classic. To cope with the chronic insomnia he has suffered since his return from Vietnam, Travis Bickle works as a night taxi driver in New York. He is a not very sociable man who barely has contact with others, he spends his days at the movies and lives behind Betsy, an attractive blonde who works as a volunteer in a political campaign. But what really obsesses Travis is seeing how violence, sleaze and desolation dominate the city. That leads him down the darkest paths to the edge of sanity. 1976 film, available on Netflix.
Story set in Las Vegas, in 1973. Centered on the life of Sam “Ace” Rothstein, a betting professional who is the efficient manager of a major casino that belongs to a group of mobsters. His mission is to control the operation of the business and ensure that the flow of money for his bosses flows normally. Las Vegas is an ideal place for millionaires and politicians, but it is also a place of passage for gamblers, loan sharks, drug dealers and thugs. So one day, the violent Nicky Santoro, who has been commissioned by his bosses to take care of Sam, arrives in Las Vegas with the intention of staying. 1995 film, available at Netflix.
Thriller centered on Henry Hill, a son of an Irish father and a Sicilian mother who lives in Brooklyn and is fascinated by the life led by gangsters in his neighborhood, where most of the neighbors are immigrants. At thirteen years old, Henry decides to drop out of school and join the mafia organization as an errand boy. Thus he quickly gains the trust of his bosses, which elevates him in rank in said world. 1990 film, available at HBO Max.
The wolf of Wall Street
Film based on true events and centered on the New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. In the mid-1980s, Belfort was an honest young man chasing the American dream, but soon at the brokerage he learned that the most important thing was not to win his clients, but to be ambitious and earn a good commission. His enormous success and fortune earned him the nickname “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Money, power, women and drugs were the temptations that abounded in his life; besides, fear of the law was irrelevant to him. Jordan and his wolf pack considered discretion to be an old-fashioned quality and were known for never settling for what they had. Black comedy from 2013, available at HBO Max.
the king of comedy
“Robert De Niro stars as Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring comedian who will do anything to become famous, including risking everything in a brainless scheme to kidnap his idol, a prestigious television host.” This is how it is described in HBO Max, platform on which it is currently available. 1983 production.
New York gangs
Set in 1863 New York, New York gangs (Gangs of New York) He tells that the city is dominated by political corruption and therefore, the war between gangs causes deaths and riots. In this context, the young Irish immigrant Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) wants revenge on William Cutting, “Bill the Butcher” (Daniel Day-Lewis), the man who killed his father (Liam Neeson). 2002 film, available at Prime Video.
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8 Martin Scorsese movies that you can stream on his birthday