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The Resource Martin Scorsese and the American dream, Jim Cullen

Martin Scorsese and the American dream, Jim Cullen

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Martin Scorsese and the American dream
Title
Martin Scorsese and the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Jim Cullen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the intersection of two topics and their impact on American culture. One is an idea: the American Dream, one of the most resonant -and controversial -themes of U.S. History. The other is a person: Martin Scorsese, a man widely regarded as the greatest living American director. The American Dream is something that a great many American artists have chosen (or perhaps have felt forced) to engage, and the highly articulate Scorsese has referred to it many times over the course of his life. But neither he or the many scholars who have explored his work have traced the Dream in anything like a systematic way. It has certainly been a means for him to understand his own life-he is, as much as any American who has ever lived, is a poster child for upward mobility-but it also functions as a lens through which he has filtered a variety of characters and situations over the course of his large body of work. One reason why Scorsese's engagement with the Dream, however implicit, merits a book-length study is the complexity of his understanding of it. He's no mere cheerleader; as he told one critic, "The American Dream, if you dream it intensely enough, will make you nuts." This is something he experienced first-hand during a dark period in his life during the late 1970s. But he understands its appeal for the gangster and the priest, the hustler and the housewife. In Scorsese's art, the American Dream is animated by a potent friction between two competing forces: provincialism and cosmopolitanism. Scorsese is the product of a small, insular world, and he has spent life recreating them in one form or another. And yet his artistry rests on talents that were quickly recognized by a wider world, and has spent most of his life working with a global set of collaborators-actors, writers, set designers, location managers and the like-who have cast their lot with him in the process of producing some of the most significant cinematic art of last half-century. Literally and figuratively, Scorsese sees the American Dream in uniquely powerful ways. And he allows us to see the Dream that way, too. Fast-paced, instructive, and resonant, Martin Scorsese and the American Dream illuminates an important dimension of our national life and how a great artist has brought it into focus"--
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1962-
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Cullen, Jim
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Scorsese, Martin
  • Scorsese, Martin
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • American Dream in art
  • American Dream in art
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
Label
Martin Scorsese and the American dream, Jim Cullen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the profincial cosmopolitan -- The Elizabethan era -- Redeeming dreams -- Impressive failures -- Dream critiques -- Recurring dreams -- Conclusion: dream of life
Control code
1196198595
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 159 pages
Isbn
9781978817425
Lccn
2020041767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1196198595
Label
Martin Scorsese and the American dream, Jim Cullen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the profincial cosmopolitan -- The Elizabethan era -- Redeeming dreams -- Impressive failures -- Dream critiques -- Recurring dreams -- Conclusion: dream of life
Control code
1196198595
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 159 pages
Isbn
9781978817425
Lccn
2020041767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1196198595

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