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Put Martin Scorsese up against any filmmaker and the native New Yorker has a fighting shot. Hawkes? Ford? Kubrick? Hitchcock? Spielberg? All legends, but Scorsese is undeniably in the same league. And this weekend marks one of the first full gallery shows specifically dedicated to his films.

Spoke Art has taken over New York’s Bold Hype Gallery for Scorsese: An Art Show Tribute, featuring work based on films such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Departed, Gangs of New York, Casino and many more. Artists such as Scott Campbell, Joshua Budich, Dave Perillo, Fernando Reza, Jayson Weidel, Jessica Deahl, Jon Smith, New Flesh, Paul Shipper, Rhys Cooper, Rich Pellegrino and Sam Smith have all contributed to the show, which is open Friday April 19 through Sunday April 21.

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In 1980, Martin Scorsese set the bar for the best film of that decade with his black and white boxing masterpiece, Raging Bull. Starring Robert De Niro as legendary boxer Jake LaMotta, Scorsese’s technique was dwarfed only by the performances he got out of his cast in the tale of a boxer’s rise to the top and subsequent mental breakdown. In recent months, fans of the movie have been a bit up in arms as an unneeded, unauthorized sequel went into production putting the film’s legacy on the line. That’s since been settled and now fans have another reason to celebrate.

Spoke Art has commissioned Grzegorz Domaradzki, aka Gabz, to do a very limited edition screenprint for the classic film. It’s available in both English and Polish, on both regular and metallic paper, and as you can see above, the image rules. You can check the posters out exclusively after the jump. Read More »

We already know all of you are pissed about Raging Bull 2. But if you’re wondering what Marty thinks, you’ll want to hit the jump to read his response. Plus:

  • True Lies 2 is probably still a ways off
  • Steven Seagal offered The Expendables 3
  • Anchorman 2 is being scripted as we speak
  • Cloverfield 2 isn’t official just yet
  • More new images from Men in Black 3
  • Another behind-the-scenes vid from Skyfall
  • Skyfall‘s trailer to debut before MIB 3

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WTF: ‘Raging Bull 2′ Begins Production in June

Back in 2006 we started to hear rumors that the book Raging Bull II, by Chris Anderson, Sharon McGehee and Jake LaMotta, would be adapted to film, in order to provide a “companion piece” to Martin Scorsese‘s original Raging Bull. And, in all likelihood, to attempt to cash in on the recognizable name.

Now that plan is going forward; director Martin Guigui has a script he co-wrote with Rustam Branaman, and is casting the film now to begin production in June. Read More »

Watch A Brief History of Movie Title Designs

As part of the screening put together in relation to the SXSW Title Design Competition, Ian Albinson from the website The Art of the Title Sequence put together a nice two and a half minute compendium of excellent film titles. (That features an occasional piece of television, too.) For any long-time film lover, this little video will probably elicit quite a few responses simply on the strength of the title cards on display. I queued several films to re-watch after exposure to just a few seconds of their titles.

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VOTD: The 100 Greatest Movie Insults

Pajiba has edited another wonderful montage of movie clips, this time compiling the 100 greatest movie insults of all time in under 10 minutes. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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Tarantino

Jeff Wells has posted three awesome clips of Quentin Tarantino telling stories from the Directors on Directing panel in Santa Barbara this weekend. I’ve embedded all three after the jump. The first clip is about how directors raise the bar on each other and Tarantino recounts a story Brian DePalma told him about Martin Scorsese and Blow Out vs. Raging Bull. The second story is about how he had to prove himself the first week directing Reservoir Dogs. And the third story is about how James Cameron‘s Avatar might have affected Kill Bill if it had been released first. I could listen to Tarantino tell his stories all day long (which reminds me, why doesn’t XM/Sirius hire this guy to do a weekly one-hour satellite radio show?) Watch the clips after the jump.

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Cool Stuff: Robert De Niro Times Six Print

denirotimessixIn January, Nakatomiinc released an awesome print by Tim Doyle, which was an homage to Bill Murray‘s many great roles. The print sold out fast, and doyle began work on the second in the series: Robert De Niro Times Six which takes a look at  the many characters that Robert has played over his career: Godfather 2, Taxi Driver, Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, The Untouchables, and Jackie Brown. The print is extremely widescreen (as seen after the jump), 6 inches high by 36 wide, 4 colors, printed by D and L.  Signed and Numbered. Nakatomiinc is selling two different editions, a regular edition (shown after the jump) for $30 (only 150 prints) and a Glow in the dark Blue Variant (shown above) for $50 (only 25 prints).

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