Seven famous phrases of Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is an American film director, screenwriter, actor and producer, considered one of the most influential directors of his generation.

Praised equally by critics and audiences, Scorsese was attracted to cinema from an early age. He received a bachelor's degree from New York University's film school in 1964 and a master's degree in 1966. 

Among his many successful films, it is almost mandatory to mention: Taxi Driver, Wild Bull, The Cape of Fear, Casino, The Aviator, Infiltrators or the Wolf of Wall Street. 

After being nominated a dozen times, Scorsese finally received the Oscar for Best Director in 2006 for "The Departed".  He has also received three Golden Globes, two BAFTA awards or a Primetime Emmy.

Here are some of his most famous phrases:

“Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out.”

"It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily." 

“Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.”

"The fundamental thing we learned from Orson Welles was the power of ambition. In a way, he is the man who has awakened the most vocations as a film director in the history of cinema.”

“It did remind me of something out of Greek mythology - the richest king who gets everything he wants, but ultimately his family has a curse on it from the Gods.”

"I think there's only one or two films where I've had all the financial support I needed. All the rest, I wish I'd had the money to shoot another ten days.”

 "I was a kid with asthma who was led to believe that I wouldn't get much in life."

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