Interviewed for the DVD release of Murder by Contract
(1958). He said that he saw the film in a theater as a teenager and it had a profound effect on him. The scenes in Taxi Driver
(1976) with Robert De Niro
raining alone in his apartment were inspired by a similar scene in "Murder by Contract".
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Martin Scorcese | Marty Scorsese
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He has directed four films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Mean Streets
(1973), Taxi Driver
(1976), Raging Bull
(1980) and Goodfellas
(1990). With Raging Bull and Goodfellas, he is the only director to have two films that were selected for the registry in their first year of ...
Often uses long tracking shots (His most famous is from Goodfellas
(1990), following Henry Hill and his future wife Karen through the basement of the Copacabana night-club and ending up at a newly prepared table). A notoriously difficult shot to perfect, he has been dubbed by some as the "King of the Tracking Shot".