From Federico Fellini to Jean-Luc Godard: Martin Scorsese picks his top 10 arthouse films
“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.”—Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese, the acclaimed director who is part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, is widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history.
Scorsese’s love for cinema knows no bounds, a deep-seated obsession that has been engrained into his life from the age of three when his parents began taking him to the cinema. “Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things,” the filmmaker once said.
He added: “They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.”
In the current rise of superhero films and the dominance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the box office, Scorsese has recently found himself in the highly debated area of classic cinema. In his love for the arthouse film, Scorsese’s controversial criticism of Marvel has been met with both disappointment and approval on each side of the fence.