7 Illusionist P1 - Martin Scorsese - A Personal Journey Through American Movies (1995)

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"The Cinema is the greatest means of expression ever invented, but it is an illusion, more powerful than any other and should therefore be in the hands of the magicians and the wizards who can bring it to life." King Vidor

Chapter 7 The Director as Illusionist Part 1 from A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995). Martin Scorsese is a master craftsman in the art of cinema with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Movies. It is a pleasure to hear his views on early American cinema where his love of the silverscreen was awakened and "coloured his dreams".

Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7K7UEvDonQ0Y_f0jnBNZMo43KYjXz5lP
1 Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0yuKp55cuw
2 The Director's Dilemma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee9D1Zz5XAA
3 The Director as Storyteller https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJdQMjc5XT8
4 The Western https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUcgI9jwhlA
5 The Gangster Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KvhEQmGmxQ
6 The Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N028ZvX8bdM
7 Director as Illusionist P1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A1Fcg6N26w
8 Director as Illusionist P2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NnLOhyxFGY
9 Director as Smuggler P1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnzB_vx9PgU
10 Director as Smuggler P2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOmzvu4fgNM
11 Director as Iconoclast P1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrasFZE8wFs
12 Director as Iconoclast P2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REGvKgXjZpE
13 Director as Iconoclast P3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j-Yo44Zuqo
14 Conclusion & Credits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE5Pgh9-HVU

Movie clips included in this video are as follows:
(Note some of the full movies can be found in the following Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7K7UEvDonQ0-coey9ORvWEut-PfEJp5P)

The Cameraman (1928) - Buster Keaton
The Birth of a Nation (1915) - D.W. Griffith
Deaths Marathon (1913) - D.W. Griffith
Cabiria (1914) - Giovanni Pastrone
Intolerance (1916) - D.W. Griffith
The Ten Commandments (1923) - Cecil B. DeMille
Samson and Delilah (1949) - Cecil B. DeMille
The Ten Commandments (1956) - Cecil B. DeMille
Sunrise (1927) - F.W. Murnau
Seventh Heaven (1927) - Frank Borzage
Anna Christie (1930) - Clarence Brown
Her Man (1930) - Tony Garnett
The Big House (1930) - George Hill
Scarface (1932) - Howard Hawks
The Public Enemy (1931) - William Wellman
Leave Her to Heaven (1945) - John Stahl - A film Noir in Colour

Interviews included in this video are with:

King Vidor (1894--1982)

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