Is there anyone of you who knows if it is Martin himself who is holding a
big spotlight in the background at one scene in AFTER HOURS where they are
at a Night Club?
>Yes that's him. While we're on the topic, let's go over his other cameos:
>Mean Streets - trigger man at end of film, I also think he's standing on a
>street with some guys in one scene
>Taxi Driver - cab scene with DeNiro; when Travis is watching Cybill
>(Betsy?) Shepard ("She appeared like an angel"), Scorsese is sitting on
>some steps in the background
>Raging Bull - we hear him off camera asking Jake if he is ready to go
>onstage (or something like that)
>Color of Money - there is a montage of pool players, breaking balls -
>Scorsese is one of them
>Life Lessons (New York Stories) - in a photo montage, Scorsese is holding a
>Age of Innocence - he's a photographer
>This is all I can recall off the top of my head. Can anyone out there
>complete this cameo list? Is he even in Goodfellas or Casino?
He's also in Last Temptation. On the new lasedisc commentary track it's
pointed out. He is all covered up and you wouldn't know it if you weren't
greger.andersson <greger.a...@stockholm.mail.telia.com> wrote in
Yes that's him. While we're on the topic, let's go over his other cameos:
This Scorsese fan would like to open you(and everbody else) up to a whle new
world. I've been a movie fanatic for quite some time, but only in the last few
years have I learned about one of the key fundamentals in cinema: widescreen
aspect ratios. I don't know how deep or shallow your knowledge on this subject
is, so I'll be short and sweet.
When a movie is seen on tv that was made to be shown on the theater screen,
there is an enormous chance that you are missing some of the intended
composition. The tv is an aspect ratio of about 1.33-1(it is .33 wider than it
is high) and most-all American features made after 1953 are in an aspect ratio
of at least 1.85-1. So, I used to tell people "hey, that's Scorsese's voice in
Raging bull". This is because I only owned the standard MGM video release, and
was to young to remember the scene from when I saw it in the first-run at the
movies at age 8. I then acquired the Criterion collection edition of Raging
Bull, which preserves the widescreen ratio of the film. So, as it turns out,
SCORSESE IS ACTUALLY IN THE FILM!! He is cropped out of the frame on standard
tape versions and can only be seen on a widescreen(or letterboxed) tape or
For those of you who know the extent of the damage done when viewing a
widescreen film panned-and-scanned, bear(sic) with this lecture. For those of
you who would like to know all the details of the following lecture, I'd be
happy to educate you.
Now, when you go to rent Face/Off, you will have the knowledge that the panned
and scanned copy you are about to check-out will only display 55% of John Woo's
intended image(because Face/Off was shot in a ratio of 2.35-1).
Paul may...@nevada.edu UNLV/CCSN Las Vegas, NV
Mercenary 16/35/70mm/Imax/Video/Dailies Projectionist/Engineer--
When the money runs out, so do I.
SMPTE Hollywood Section, future IATSE 600/695/776
"Casino" Dailies Projectionist
>Scorsese appeared in two films that I know of strictly as an actor. One
>was Akira Kurosawa's DREAMS--he played Vincent Van Gogh. He also acted in
>a DeNiro film called GUILTY BY SUSPICION about Hollywood blacklisting
>during the McCarthy era.
Wasn't he also in "Quiz Show"?
I have read that he makes appearances in these films.
I have never seen them and I have never been able to locate them.
Anyone with any information on how to acquire these films, please feel
free to contact me.
"Il Pap'occhio"-television director
"Pavlova-A Woman for All Time"-Gatti-Cassava
Does anyone have any information on where to obtain
the following films?:
"What' a Nice Girl...."
"It's not Just You, Murray"
"The Big Shave"
"Who's That Knocking At My Door?"
"American Boy:A Profile Of Steven Prince"
The Two Armani commercials
"Somewhere Down The Crazy River"
"Made in Milan"
Would anyone with copies of these like to work out
some kind of deal? Thanks in advance.
"I done a lot of bad things Joey. Maybe it is coming back to me."
The Big Shave-can be found on a laserdisc called "Three by Scorsese"
Who's that Knocking on My Door-should be available to purchase via special
order, if a rental store doesn't have it. Try www.moviesunlimited.com or
Italian American-on the "3" ld
American Boy-on the "3" ld
Watch American Boy and hear Steven Prince tell a story about giving someone who
o.d. 'ed on heroin an adrenaline shot. View in amazement the similarity to Pulp
Fiction's scene about the same circumstance. In case you don't know, Steven
Prince is the guy who played Easy Andy(the gun salesman) in Taxi Driver.
Yes. He was also in Tavernier's "'Round Midnight"
Right idea, wrong blacklist film. Marty played that part in a more recent
film, Guilty by Suspicion directed by Scorsese cohort Irwin Winkler.
Frame by Frame: Ashley's Film Page
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> "Il Pap'occhio"-television director
> "Pavlova-A Woman for All Time"-Gatti-Cassava
> "Somewhere Down The Crazy River"
Great piece of information. I've never heard of any of these films. Does
out there have ANY sort of info on these movies? Like year/country of
director, cast members?
Scorsese was also in a documentary about Corman directed by Christian
Blackwood called Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (78)
> > "Il Pap'occhio"-television director
> > "Pavlova-A Woman for All Time"-Gatti-Cassava
> > "Somewhere Down The Crazy River"
> Great piece of information. I've never heard of any of these films. Does
> anyone out there have ANY sort of info on these movies? Like
> year/country of origin, director, cast members?
"Somewhere Down The Crazy River" is a music video Scorsese worked on
around 1988 for Robbie Robertson's first solo album. I think the company
was Limelight Productions..? Anyway it was right after Michael Jackson's
"Bad" and right before "Last Temptation," if that helps any...
1.Salute to Martin Scorsese, A (1997) (TV) .... Honoree
... aka 25th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A
Salute to Martin
Scorsese, The (1997) (TV)
2."Dreams of Tibet" (1997) TV Series .... Himself
3.Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) (TV) .... Himself
4.Mémoire retrouvée, La (1996) (TV) .... Director
5.Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera, The (1996) .... Himself
6.Search and Destroy (1995) .... The Accountant
... aka Four Rules, The (1995) (Australian video title)
7."Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A"
(1995) (mini) TV
Series .... Narrator/Host
8.Wild Bill: A Hollywood Maverick (1995) .... Himself
9."American Cinema" (1994) TV Series .... Himself
10.Jonas in the Desert (1994) .... Himself (Interviewee)
11.Quiz Show (1994) .... Sponsor
12.Age of Innocence, The (1993) (uncredited) .... Photographer
13.Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann (1992) .... Film director
14.Guilty by Suspicion (1991) .... Joe Lesser
15.Yume (1990) .... Vincent Van Gogh
... aka Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
... aka Dreams (1990)
... aka I Saw a Dream Like This (1990)
... aka Konna yume wo mita (1990)
16.Grifters, The (1990) (voice) (uncredited) .... Opening Voice-over
17.New York Stories (1989) (uncredited) .... Man Having Picture taken
with Lionel Dobie
18.'Round Midnight (1986) .... Goodley
... aka Autour de minuit (1986) (French title)
19.After Hours (1985) (uncredited) .... Club Berlin Searchlight
20.Pavlova: A Woman for all Time (1983) .... Gatti-Cassaza
... aka Anna Pavlova (1983)
... aka Divine Anna, The (1983)
... aka Pavlova (1983)
... aka Woman for All Time, A (1983)
21.King of Comedy, The (1983) .... TV director
22.Raging Bull (1980) .... Barbizon Stagehand
23.Last Waltz, The (1978) (uncredited) .... Interviewer
24.American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978) .... Himself
... aka American Boy (1978)
25.Taxi Driver (1976) .... Passenger Watching Silhouette
26.Cannonball (1976) .... Mafioso
... aka Carquake (1976)
27.Italianamerican (1974) .... Himself
28.Mean Streets (1973) (uncredited) .... Shorts
29.Boxcar Bertha (1972) (uncredited) .... Brothel Client