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How Martin Scorsese Creates Tension in ‘The Irishman’ | Anatomy of a Scene        NYT        31 January 2020

 

“If they can whack a president, they can whack a president of a union.”

That line, delivered by the mob boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci)

is both the text and the subtext of a key scene from the Netflix movie “The Irishman,”

nominated for 10 Academy Awards.

The sequence takes place at a ceremony for Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro),

the right-hand man to the Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

 

But the occasion is really more of a celebration for Hoffa

— although some of the “higher-ups”

aren’t happy with the way Hoffa has been running the union

and are eager to send him the message,

through Frank: “It’s what it is.”

 

In narration,

the director Martin Scorsese explains

that what he found important in the scene

was not so much the dialogue

as the looks, glances, silences and pauses.

 

The dialogue only becomes significant

in the heart-to-heart that Russell

has with Frank near the end of the sequence.

 

Scorsese says the looks that stand out

are those of some of those unhappy mobsters,

as observed by Frank’s daughter Peggy (Anna Paquin)

while she’s dancing with Hoffa.

 

She understands the gravity of the situation in that moment,

even if the union leader does not.

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The Irishman | Official Trailer | Netflix        28 September 2019

 

 

 

 

The Irishman | Official Trailer | Netflix        28 September 2019

 

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci

star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN,

an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told

through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran,

a hustler and hitman who worked alongside

some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century.

 

Spanning decades,

the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history,

the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa,

and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime:

its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

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Official "Hugo" Trailer        Paramount Pictures        2011

 

 

 

 

Official "Hugo" Trailer- In Theaters November 23        Paramount Pictures        2011

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Martin Scorsese

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/martin-scorsese

https://www.theguardian.com/profile/martin-scorsese

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=NubrfIvs-UI  - NYT - 31 January 2020

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/dec/20/
martin-scorsese-maybe-the-irishman-is-the-last-picture-ill-make

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/nov/10/
the-irishman-review-martin-scorsese-robert-de-niro-al-pacino-joe-pesci-netflix

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/10/31/
775044876/de-niro-pesci-and-pacino-are-at-the-top-of-their-game-in-the-irishman

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/10/
731305441/to-capture-bob-dylans-rolling-thunder-revue-martin-scorsese-had-to-get-weird

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/nov/05/
martin-scorsese-marvel-movies-the-irishman

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/
arts/music/bob-dylan-rolling-thunder-revue.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/01/
jerry-lewis-martin-scorsese-king-comedy-nutty-professor

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/02/
martin-scorsese-silence-religious-epic

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/
transcript/transcript.php?storyId=506155008 - December 20, 2016

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/12/11/
505159322/director-martin-scorsese-gets-his-own-new-york-museum-exhibit

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/27/
magazine/the-passion-of-martin-scorsese.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2016/03/30/
472385235/ray-romano-gets-deep-dark-and-angsty-for-martin-scorsese-s-vinyl

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/apr/16/
martin-scorsese-passion-polish-cinema

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2014/02/16/
277031002/martin-scorsese-takes-polands-communist-era-art-films-on-the-road

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/
movies/awardsseason/for-dicaprio-wolf-is-reflection-of-the-truth.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/dec/31/
leonardo-dicaprio-defends-wolf-of-wall-street

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/
movies/dicaprio-stars-in-scorseses-the-wolf-of-wall-street.html

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/dec/17/
the-wolf-of-wall-street-first-look-review

http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2013/may/09/
raging-bull-reel-history-martin-scorsese

http://www.npr.org/2013/05/07/
181692145/scorsese-talks-the-language-of-cinema

http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2013/feb/14/
side-by-side-martin-scorsese-video

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2011/dec/23/
favourite-film-age-of-innocence

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/dec/01/
the-last-waltz-review

https://www.nytimes.com/watching/recommendations/
watching-film-hugo

https://www.npr.org/2011/11/18/
142508464/cabret

 

http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/
movies/19shutter.html

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/feb/15/
martin-scorsese-shutter-island

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/
movies/19shutter.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/may/14/
scorsese-michael-powell-red-shoes

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/17/
weekinreview/17mcneil.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/08/
movies/08diam.html

http://www.theguardian.com/film/movie/
114997/departed

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800014966/bio

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2007/feb/26/
awardsandprizes.martinscorsese  

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10919643 - June 10, 2007

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/nov/02/musicnews.film 

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4673436 - May 31, 2005

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4468498 - January 27, 2005

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=937067 - January 27, 2003

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2003/jan/03/artsfeatures.martinscorsese

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1993/09/17/
movies/review-film-the-age-of-innocence-grand-passions-and-good-manners.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1988/08/12/
movies/review-film-last-temptation-scorsese-s-view-of-jesus-sacrifice.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/10/
the-last-temptation-of-christ-scorcese-30th-anniversary

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1983/02/18/
movies/scorsese-s-king-of-comedy.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/watching/recommendations/
watching-film-raging-bull - 1980

https://www.nytimes.com/1980/11/14/
archives/robert-de-niro-in-raging-bull.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1978/04/26/
archives/film-scorsese-and-the-band-final-fling.html 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/watching/recommendations/
watching-film-taxi-driver - 1976

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1976/02/15/
archives/film-view-scorseses-disturbing-taxi-driver.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/1975/03/02/
archives/ellen-burstyn-pays-alice-from-the-inside-out.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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