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Martin Scorsese

“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.”

— Martin Scorsese

Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld has let it be known in interviews that Martin Scorsese is one of his favorite directors. Widely considered one of the greatest American filmmakers of his time, Scorsese grew up in New York City and his parents made their living in the Garment District. When one thinks of NYC and movies, the next thought is Martin Scorsese (well it’s mine at least). Who knows, maybe one of the reasons Vlad currently resides in Manhattan is due to Scorsese’s many NYC-centered films. Vladimir seems to fit right into the Big Apple and with his art exhibits and ties to the fashion world I wouldn’t be surprised if he and Marty attended many of the same parties.

Currently Scorsese is working on yet another film that takes place in New York, The Wolf of Wall Street. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and sounds a bit like an update of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. Here is a photo of Leo looking very dapper on the set of The Wolf of Wall Street (perhaps taking a fashion cue from Vladimir in the double-breasted suit?).

While it is true that many of Scorsese’s best pictures take place in New York — Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Mean Streets — surprisingly the only movie for which he has won the Academy Award for Best Director was filmed in my backyard, The Departed. On a side note, one can’t but wonder if the director Fabien Constant utilized any of Scorsese’s techniques when filming his Carine Roitfeld documentary, Mademoiselle C.; Scorsese did direct the famous The Last Waltz and films in a documentary style. There is no question, Marty assuredly knows what’s in the frame and what’s out...

Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon on location for The Departed (2006)Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro filming Raging Bull (1980)Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the set of Taxi Driver (1976)Martin Scorsese and the cast of Mean Streets (1973)

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio photographs courtesy of interviewmagazine.com, reelists.com, and flicksandbits.com.

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