First major Scorsese exhibit opens in Berlin
Just a few weeks before the opening of the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival, the Deutsche Kinemathek Museum für Film und Fernsehen (the German Museum for Film and Television) has opened an exhibit that is receiving attention from film lovers around the world. The first major exhibition of Director Martin Scorsese's work opened on 10 January and runs until 12 May 2013.
Enlarge image A visitor at the Martin Scorsese exhibition in Berlin (© picture-alliance/ Eventpress He) Fans of the director will be able to visit Berlin to get a glimpse of artifacts contributed by Robert De Niro, Paul Schrader, and Scorsese himself. “Some of the objects you will see have literally been taken off the walls of my house and my office," said Scorsese according to The Daily Telegraph. "I hope these objects and the exhibition...help give you an idea or convey my lifelong passion for film." These objects include Robert De Niro's blood-soaked shirt from Cape Fear, worn boxing gloves from Raging Bull, and Cate Blanchett's evening gown from Aviator.
Enlarge image Bristish costume designer Sandy Powell arrives for the opening of the 'Martin Scorsese' exhibition (© picture-alliance/ dpa) But objects from the sets of Scorsese's films are not all that the exhibit boasts: scripts covered in handwritten notes and letters between Scorsese and De Niro about character development are also included. Throughout his 60-year career, Scorsese has directed 22 films and won many more awards for the effort. Titles such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Gangs of New York, and Aviator are just a small sample. The director was unable to attend the exhibit opening in person, due to ongoing work editing The Wolf of Wall Street, which is due to come out this year.
Enlarge image Martin Scorsese with the Rolling Stones in 2008 (© picture-alliance/ Eventpress He) “The rich spectrum of Scorsese’s oeuvre spans from experimental beginnings, through documentaries and music films, to the psychothriller,” explains the German Museum for Film and Television website. “The influence of works of European auteur cinema and of the classic Hollywood repertoire are also recognisable in his work. Martin Scorsese has developed his own cinematic handwriting based on his interests in uncovering the motives of human behavior and the language of film.”
After the Berlin exhibit closes on 12 May, it will move to Turin and Geneva. The Berlin exhibit will also include screenings of a retrospective of Scorsese's films until 15 January.
More information: Deutsche Kinemathek
source: Young Germany