Episode 107: Martin Scorsese (w/guest Nick Digilio)

At last. He is not only my favorite talk show radio host, but one of the main reasons I became passionate about film in the first place.  WGN's own Nick Digilio, who has been reviewing movies since 1985, came into my life in December of 1989 alongside the legendary Roy Leonard.  I haven't stopped listening to Nick review movies on a weekly basis since then.  He's been incredibly supportive, so it was only a matter of time he comes on to the podcast since he's one of the smartest guys I know.  We chose to tackle the filmography of one of our greatest filmmakers of all time.  And inevitably, decided that we have to record a sequel episode in a few weeks.

Martin Scorsese has made a myriad of incredible films, including masterpieces way early on that became hugely influential.  We started recording thinking we could cover it all under two hours, but alas, the discussion for Part One ends at GOODFELLAS, but everything before that is covered including MEAN STREETS, TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, AFTER HOURS and a whole lot more.  In about a month, Nick will come back for the second half in which we start out with Scorsese's only remake to date.  Recorded a few days after my birthday, this was one of the best gifts for me as a fan of Nick's show but as a fan of cinema.  Hopefully you enjoy this conversation as much as I did, and I look forward to continuing this examination & education in early June so stay tuned!

00:00 - 08:00 - Introduction To The Episode
08:01 - 13:40 - Introduction With Nick
13:41 - 15:04 - Director Parody Song
15:05 - 30:42 - First Experiences, Who's That Knocking, Boxcar Bertha
30:43 - 01:07:59 - Mean Streets, Alice Doesn't Live Here, Taxi Driver
01:08:00 - 01:34:00 - New York New York, Raging Bull, The King Of Comedy
01:34:01 - 01:54:35 - After Hours, Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas
01:54:36 - 01:57:30 - Top 5 Scorsese Films / Outro

At the end of May around Memorial Day weekend, the great Patrick Ripoll returns to talk about the one and only Spike Lee, another NY legend with an expansive and fascinating filmography.  And then Nick will return for Martin Scorsese: Part Two!  Until next time, please send all your comments on Scorsese or any director to:  directorsclubpodcast@gmail.com.  Visit DirectorsClubPodcast.com as well as NowPlayingNetwork.net for a slew of great content!  Thank you so very much for listening, subscribing, spreading the word, and to everyone that continues to support my love of film.

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Part Two coming in June!