Thursday, November 17, 2016

5 Martin Scorses Films at the Library

Acclaimed film director Martin Scorses turns 74 on November 17 so we decided to look and see what of his we had in the library. A mix of narrative and nonfiction, Scorses's career covers many diverse and interesting topics. Here are a few, in no particular order:

Shine A Light (2008)

Recorded at New York's Beacon Theatre during the fall of 2006, and features performances by The Rolling Stones with special guests Christina Aguilera, Jack White, and Buddy Guy.

Hugo (2012)

A young orphan boy puts his secret life in the walls of a Paris train station in jeopardy when he begins stealing parts from the man who runs the toy shop in the station in order to finish rebuilding an automaton that he and his father had started.

The Aviator (2004)

Explores the early life of the legendary and eccentric millionaire, movie producer, director, and aviator Howard Hughes.

The King of Comedy (1983)

Talk show host Jerry Langford is kidnapped on his way to the studio by an aspiring stand-up comic who is short on talent but long on ambition. The ransom demand: an appearance on Langford's show to perform his routine.

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

When Alice's husband dies and leaves her with their eleven-year old son, she leaves for California, but is stranded in Phoenix. She lands a waitressing job and meets a rancher.

Image By David Shankbone (David Shankbone) [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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