Intricate Infographic Shows Martin Scorsese is a Man for All Genres
With the release of Hugo today, director Martin Scorsese has delivered his first foray into family friendly films. While the average moviegoer likely recognizes Scorsese's name with gritty crime dramas like GoodFellas, The Departed and more, it might be surprising to learn that Scorsese has delved into dark comedies, documentaries, a handful of musical projects, a couple biopics, and even a sequel to a film he didn't originally direct. Now a new infographic shows Scorsese can tackle pretty much any material from Raging Bull to New York, New York and Taxi Driver to The King of Comedy. See the chart below!
Here is Martin Scorsese's journey through genres, originally from Fast Company (click for big version):
As you can see, the chart also includes his work in television, not to mention some great work in music videos like Bad for the late Michael Jackson, and even more extensive work with great musicians like George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan for several fantastic documentaries. You'll see his commercial work chronicled as well, but one of the more interesting aspects to me is still the fact that Scorsese took on The Color of Money, a sequel to the Paul Newman billiards flick The Hustler from 1961. And of course there's Hugo, opening this week, a film that seems very unlikely to Scorsese's darker storytelling style, but with 97% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing, he seems to have knocked that out of the park, too.
He has yet to direct a Scifi film however, but it would be interesting on how he would tackle that genre.
Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011
A Man of Many Genres would be more correct, no Horror here either. We still love him 🙂
David Banner on Nov 23, 2011
I had no idea that 'sequel' was as much a genre as documentary or biopic.
Lebowski on Nov 23, 2011
what a range! like his pictures or not, there can't be many with careers that long who have so many arguable classics under their belt. as regards jumping genres only, it will be interesting to see what Danny Boyle's infographic looks like years from now.
Anonymous on Nov 24, 2011
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