By Ellis Cashmore

ISBN-10: 0745645224

ISBN-13: 9780745645223

ISBN-10: 0745645232

ISBN-13: 9780745645230

For over 4 many years, Martin Scorsese has been the chronicler of an obsessive society, the place fabric possessions and actual convenience are valued, the place the pursuit of person development is rewarded and the place male prerogative is revered and preserved.

Scorsese has frequently defined his movies as sociology and he has some extent: his storytelling condenses complicated details into understandable narratives approximately society. during this feel, he has been a consultant via a gloomy global of 19th century crypto-fascism to a fetishistic 20th century during which items, popularity, cash and tool are held to have magical power.

Author of Tyson: Nurture of the Beast and Beckham, Ellis Cashmore turns his cognizance to arguably the main influential residing movie- maker to discover how Scorsese envisions the United States. Greed, manhood, the town and romantic love function on Scorsese's panorama of secular materialism. they're one of the issues Cashmore argues have pushed and tell Scorsese's paintings. this can be the USA, as noticeable throughout the eyes of Martin Scorsese and it's a deeply disagreeable place.

Cashmore's ebook discloses how, jointly, Scorsese's movies current a picture of the US. it truly is a picture assembled from the views of obsessive humans, even if burned-out paramedics, compulsive marketers, tortured fans, or celebrity-fixated comedians. it is amassed from pool halls, taxicabs, boxing earrings and jazz golf equipment. it truly is a picture that is particular, but ubiquitous. it truly is Martin Scorsese's America.

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