Film Series

Under the Influence: Scorsese/Walsh

 
 
Mar 12—Mar 26, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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The still-undervalued director Raoul Walsh painted lean, mean portraits of gangsters, with a knack for evoking gritty urban locales and capturing raw white-knuckle action. His films provide a virtual template for modern-day maestro (and avowed Walsh admirer) Martin Scorsese. Viewed side by side, the work of these two men reveal an extraordinary “spot-the-influence” dialogue across the generations.


 
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PAST EVENTS
Film
Regeneration
 

Walsh’s early gangster saga captures life on the Bowery circa 1915.

Wed, Mar 12, 2014
 
 
Film
Mean Streets
 

Scorsese’s breakthrough film captures the lawless atmosphere of 1970s Manhattan.

Thu, Mar 13, 2014
 
 
Film
Raging Bull
 

Robert De Niro gives a tour-de-force performance as boxer Jake LaMotta.

Mar 14—Mar 15, 2014
 
 
Film
Gentleman Jim
 

Errol Flynn dashingly portrays Irish-American boxing legend “Gentleman Jim” Corbett.

Fri, Mar 14, 2014
 
 
Film
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Scorsese’s expressionist urban nightmare starring Robert De Niro.

Sun, Mar 16, 2014
 
 
Film
White Heat
 

James Cagney is a gangster with an Oedipus complex in Walsh’s crime classic.

Mon, Mar 17, 2014
 
 
Film
The Man I Love
 

Walsh's haunting noir melodrama inspired Scorsese’s New York, New York.

Tue, Mar 18, 2014
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Scorsese’s lavish mash note to the Hollywood musical starring Liza Minnelli and De Niro.

Wed, Mar 19, 2014
 
 
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Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone star in Martin Scorsese’s ode to obsessive ambition.

Sun, Mar 23, 2014
 
 
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The Roaring Twenties
 

Two army buddies (Cagney and Bogart) get drawn into bootlegging in Walsh’s gangster classic.

Mon, Mar 24, 2014
 
 
Film
The Bowery
 

Walsh evokes the rambunctiousness of Gay Nineties New York in this pre-Code comedy.

Tue, Mar 25, 2014
 
 
Film
Gangs of New York
 

Scorsese recreates mid-19th-century Manhattan for this epic saga of bloody gang wars.

Wed, Mar 26, 2014