Movies Are My Life: A Profile on Martin Scorsese (1978) EPIC UPLOAD #5 | This one really is epic


The very first full-length documentary on Scorsese offers an invaluable look at how he was perceived by his colleagues, and himself, in 1977. Catching Scorsese while while he was in post-production on New York, New York and editing The Last Waltz, British filmmaker Peter Hayden gets the manically hyper Scorsese to comment on his youth, his relation to his lead characters, and most importantly, his approach to direction. The doc doesn’t quite move at the pace of Scorsese’s revved-up speed-talking, but it does offer some real insight into his productivity in the 1970s, thanks to an impressive array of talking heads. Included are Scorsese’s collaborators Jay Cocks, Mardik Martin, Brian De Palma, Steven Prince (who co-produced this doc), and his mentor John Cassavetes. Also the performers, who discuss his working methods in detail — Jodie Foster, Liza Minnelli, and, of course, Robert De Niro.

Director: Peter Hayden.
Writers: Peter Hayden, Chris Ranger


Note: Another holy grail rescued from oblivion, folks, this is as big as it gets, Marty Scorsese! Several people to thank here, first and foremost a MASSIVE thank you to collector friend Neil who taped this insanely rare documentary from when it aired on Sky TV in the early 1990s and sent it to me few days ago so I could share it here with all of you, Neil, please give a little kiss to your VCR when you can, from me and everyone watching this, you’re the man! Secondly I would like to thank Matthew B. for requesting this on the Requests page, honestly I had never heard of this before until I saw Matthew’s comment, that’s when I started looking up some info about it see if I could find it, at first I thought it was just going to be another one of those impossible to find titles that I will have to add to the Wanted list but then Neil made possible the impossible, simply amazing. Last but not least I would like to thank my dear friend and long time rarefilmm supporter Ed Grant for the nicely written synopsis/review of the film. Enjoy everyone! Please spread the word. Thank you, love you guys.

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  1. Gabrielle
    July 23, 2021

    THANK YOU!!!! Wish my Mom were here to watch this one.

  2. Michael
    July 24, 2021

    Crazy there was a time they were all young, and re-inventing cinema. Sadly feels like a thousand years ago. This was great.

  3. Nick D.
    July 24, 2021


  4. Doktor X
    July 25, 2021

    Very cool to see a doc from Scorsese’s younger days. Good find, sir.

  5. Martin
    August 3, 2021

    Fantastic!!! Thank you so much for this!

  6. Dan
    June 2, 2023

    Thank you very, very much!
    This film is a time machine.

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