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November 2014

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A Companion to Martin Scorsese

Edited by: 
Aaron Baker

"A Companion to Martin Scorsese" is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America’s most prominent contemporary filmmakers.

• Contains contributions from prominent scholars in North America and Europe that use a variety of analytic approaches.

• Offers fresh interpretations of some of Scorsese’s most influential films, including "Mean Streets," "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas," "Gangs of New York" and "Hugo."

• Considers Scorsese's place within the history of American and world cinema; his work in relation to auteur theory; the use of popular music and various themes such as violence, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender and race in his films, and more.


Aaron Baker is a professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. 

Praise for this book

"This valuable book brings the exceptional scale of Martin Scorsese's film work into clear view.  His achievements are monumental, and the essays collected in this work provide wonderfully detailed and vivid analyses of his oeuvre. A comprehensive study of the most exciting filmmaker working today."

Robert Burgoyne, University of St Andrews