Watch: Martin Scorsese's 1-Hour Lecture on the Language of Cinema
As we eagerly await The Wolf of Wall Street coming later this year, cinephiles can get their film on the genius of Martin Scorsese by way of an hour-long lecture from just a few months ago. The Academy Award winning filmmaker was selected for the 42nd annual Jefferson Lecture at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC which took place this past April. The annual lecture is the most prestigious honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities, and Scorsese discusses at great length his passion for cinema, and the origins of those feelings.
Here's Martin Scorsese's Persistence of Vision: Reading the Language of Cinema via Movies.com:
Scorsese is easily one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, and with his activism in film history and preservation, his love for film knows no bounds. In the lecture, Scorsese talks about his early love for movies, how he came to cherish experiencing them with his family. In addition, he also uses a video of some cats boxing to make a point, which is something I'd never thought I'd see or write about. These kind of lectures are always fascinating and I wish I could just absorb all of the anecdotes and information within so I could watch more of these in a shorter period of time. But if you have an hour to sit, it's worth your time.