Martin Scorsese
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"Martin Charles Scorsese" is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian. Part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinema history. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d’Or, Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)/Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmy Award/Emmys, Golden Globe Award/Golden Globes, British Academy Film Awards/BAFTAs, and Directors Guild of America Award/DGA Awards.

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There must be people who remember World War II and the Holocaust who can help us get out of this rut.

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.

I just wanted to be an ordinary parish priest.

Anything with a ball, no good.

Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.

Watching Dylan's eyes as he searches for these words, you see it all happening there.

It's a very savage kind of humor, it comes out of a great deal of pain.

His films became increasingly fascinating to me because of the editing style, a very crisp, clear style of editing that kind of points the audience toward where to look in a scene.

We've seen growing awareness of film preservation, yet the deterioration and eventual disappearance of films have not come to an end. There's still a race against the clock to save what we can at some point.