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Director Martin Scorsese Gets Major Retrospective at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image

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Martin Scorsese Retrospective at the Museum of Moving Image
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the set of ‘Taxi Driver,’ 1976 (Sikelia Productions)

 

“You talkin’ to me?” Yes, we’re talkin’ to you. New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image is paying homage to Martin Scorsese, one of America’s greatest film directors, with a major onscreen and museum retrospective.

The two-part series includes a showing of Scorsese’s 21st-century films—catch the last of the run of films, Hugo, on Dec. 30—as well as a comprehensive exhibit on the director’s life and work.

Pooling from Scorsese’s own personal collection, the exhibit includes items such as props, costumes, storyboards, screenplays, and set photos from the director’s key films; as well as a number of childhood mementos.

Martin Scorsese Retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image
The ‘New York’ wall in the Martin Scorsese exhibition, featuring publicity materials for ‘Taxi Driver’ (1976), ‘GoodFellas’ (1990), ‘Mean Streets’ (1973), ‘Gangs of New York’ (2002); ‘New York, New York’ (1977); and a fireman’s hat from ‘Gangs of New York’ (Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image)

 

Unlike other general museum exhibits, the Museum of the Moving Image puts particular emphasis on Scorsese’s craft and stature behind the camera, focusing in on his respect for cinematic history (he’s a major collector of vintage film posters); eye for cinematography and film editing; and ear for the lush (and memorable) soundtracks that have accompanied his works.

As an added bonus, the museum has also included a special section, previewing Scorsese’s forthcoming film, Silence, released on Dec. 23.

The exhibition runs until April 23, 2017. To schedule a visit (or book a ticket), click here. Below, take a look at some more of what’s currently on display at the museum.

Martin Scorsese Retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image
The Scorsese family dining room table and chairs, as part of the Martin Scorsese retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image (Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image)
Martin Scorsese Retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image
In the foreground, a costume designed by Sandy Powell and worn by Cate Blanchett as Kathryn Hepburn in ‘The Aviator’ (2004) (Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image)
Martin Scorsese Retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image
Movie posters from Martin Scorsese’s personal collection, including ‘I Vitelloni,’ ‘The Red Shoes,’ and ‘The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp,’ appear in the ‘Cinephile’ section of the exhibition (Thanassi Karageorgiou/Museum of the Moving Image)