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Getting Made: The Making of Goodfellas

There’s gangster films, and then there’s Goodfellas. Scorsese’s opus feels more like a hard hitting documentary than a feature film, such is it’s attention to detail and fearlessness. Violence is depicted with visceral fury and murder is portrayed as all part of the job. A walk through the maze of Henry Hill’s life and times is […]

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Documentary: Martin Scorsese Directs

Here’s a treat for you – Martin Scorsese Directs, an hour long film from 1990 by Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler, part of the PBS American Masters series. The in-depth look at the man and his career up to then features numerous contributions from Marty collaborators such as Joe Pesci, Roger Corman, Robert De Niro, […]

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Unsung Heroes: Skip Lievsay, Sound Designer

The following is a 1991 New York Times article by Judith Shulevitz on the art of sound editing / design, tied in to the release of the Coen Brothers Barton Fink the same year, and honing in specifically on the work of their sound editor, Skip Lievsay. Lievsay has been nominated for an Oscar twice […]

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