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The Irishman (DVD): Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Anna Paquin, Harvey Keitel The Irishman (DVD)
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Anna Paquin, …
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 In stock

Martin Scorsese’s cinematic mastery is on full display in this sweeping crime saga, which serves as an elegiac summation of his six-decade career.

Left behind by the world, former hit man and union truck driver Frank Sheeran (Robert DeNiro) looks back from a nursing home on his life’s journey through the ranks of organized crime: from his involvement with Philadelphia mob boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) to his association with Teamsters union head Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) to the rift that forced him to choose between the two.

An intimate story of loyalty and betrayal writ large across the epic canvas of mid-twentieth-century American history, The Irishman (based on the real-life Sheeran’s confessions, as told to writer Charles Brandt for the book I Heard You Paint Houses) is a uniquely reflective late-career triumph that balances its director’s virtuoso set pieces with a profoundly personal rumination on aging, mortality, and the decisions and regrets that shape a life.

(Nominated for 10 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Al Pacino), Best Supporting Actor (Joe Pesci), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects)

The Departed (DVD): Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga,... The Departed (DVD)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, …
R46 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R17 (37%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Rookie cop Billy Costigan grew up in crime. That makes him the perfect mole, the man on the inside of the mob run by boss Frank Costello. It's his job to win Costello's trust and help his detective handlers bring Costello down. Meanwhile, detective Colin Sullivan has everyone's trust. No one suspects he's Costello's mole within the police department.

How these covert lives cross and collide is at the ferocious core of the Academy Award-winning The Departed. Martin Scorsese directs, guiding a cast for the ages in a visceral tale of crime and consequences. This is searing, can't-look-away filmmaking: like looking into the eyes of a con - or a cop - with a gun.

Multiple Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Various Artists - The Age Of Innocence (English & Foreign language, DVD): Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder,... Various Artists - The Age Of Innocence (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Richard E. Grant, Joanne Woodward, … 1
R88 Discovery Miles 880 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Edith Wharton's scathing account of the tribal customs of the 19th century New York elite. Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is betrothed to the demure May Welland (Winona Ryder), a sensible girl who befits his respectable social position. But when May's cousin, the beautiful and sophisticated Countess Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), returns from a scandalous divorce in Europe, she provokes a passionate and uncontrollable love in Newland. With his reputation in the balance, Newland must now choose between following his heart or conforming to social convention.

Wise Guy (Paperback): Nicholas Pileggi Wise Guy (Paperback)
Nicholas Pileggi; Introduction by Martin Scorsese
R373 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R56 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese's film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds...with Henry Hill's crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action. "Nonstop...absolutely engrossing" (The New York Times Book Review).

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob--from one who's lived it.

Gangs of New York (DVD): Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry... Gangs of New York (DVD)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, …
R29 Discovery Miles 290 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film took nearly 30 years in planning and brought two major actors back onto the big screen after several years absence (Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis). 1846 New York and tensions have reached climactic and fatal proportions between the Irish immigrants and the British and Dutch inhabitants of the Five Points neighbourhood. William Cutting (Day-Lewis), aka Bill the Butcher, leads the inhabitants of Five Points and creates the 'Native Americans' gang, whilst the immigrants are led by Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson) and form 'The Dead Rabbits'. After a violent clash between the two gangs which leaves Vallon dead, his son Amsterdam goes missing only to turn up in 1862 under a new name and seeking vengeance for the death of his father. Amsterdam (DiCaprio) manages to integrate himself into Bill the Butcher's corrupt inner circle, which is now running the entire underworld around Five Points, and even becomes his right-hand man. However, his identity is soon revealed and a bloody showdown ensues.

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series (Blu-ray disc): Kelly MacDonald, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Michael Kenneth... Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series (Blu-ray disc)
Kelly MacDonald, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Pitt, … 1
R1,146 Discovery Miles 11 460 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

All 56 episodes from every season of the Golden Globe-winning HBO period drama set during the 1920s and early 1930s Prohibition era. Atlantic County Treasurer Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson (Steve Buscemi) sets up a bootlegging business, hoping to get rich. As he progresses in his venture he crosses paths with politicians and mobsters alike but his lavish lifestyle soon leads the federal government to grow suspicious of his activities. Among the show's executive producers are its creator, 'The Sopranos' writer Terence Winter, and Martin Scorsese, who also directed the pilot. Season 1 episodes are: 'Boardwalk Empire', 'The Ivory Tower', 'Broadway Limited', 'Anastasia', 'Nights in Ballygran', 'Family Limitation', 'Home', 'Hold Me in Paradise', 'Belle Femme', 'The Emerald City', 'Paris Green' and 'A Return to Normalcy'. Season 2 episodes are: '21', 'Ourselves Alone', 'A Dangerous Mind', 'What Does the Bee Do?', 'Gimcrack and Bunkum', 'The Age of Reason', 'Peg of Old', 'Two Boats and a Lifeguard', 'Battle of the Century', 'Georgia Peaches', 'Under God's Power She Flourishes' and 'To the Lost'. Season 3 episodes are: 'Resolution', 'Spaghetti and Coffee', 'Bone for Tuna', 'Blue Bell Boy', 'You'd Be Surprised', 'Ging Gang Goolie', 'Sunday Best', 'The Pony', 'The Milkmaid's Lot', 'A Man, a Plan...', 'Two Imposters' and 'Margate Sands'. Season 4 episodes are: 'New York Sour', 'Resignation', 'Acres of Diamonds', 'All In', 'Erlkönig', 'The North Star', 'William Wilson', 'The Old Ship of Zion', 'Marriage and Hunting', 'White Horse Pike', 'Havre de Grace' and 'Farewell Daddy Blues'. Season 5 episodes are: 'Golden Days for Boys and Girls', 'The Good Listener', 'What Jesus Said', 'Cuanto', 'King of Norway', 'Devil You Know', 'Friendless Child' and 'Eldorado'.

Woodstock: Interviews and Recollections - Interviews and Recollections (Paperback): Dale Bell Woodstock: Interviews and Recollections - Interviews and Recollections (Paperback)
Dale Bell; Contributions by Martin Scorsese, Country Joe McDonald, Arlo Guthrie
R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Featuring a foreword from legendary director Martin Scorcese,Woodstock: Interviews and Recollections combines stories, anecdotes, and perspectives from dozens of musicians and filmmakers about the making of the Academy Award-winning documentary Woodstock. Assembled by associate producer Dale Bell, the oral history takes readers behind the scenes-and behind the camera-at the decade-defining event.

The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray disc): Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Jon Bernthal,... The Wolf of Wall Street (Blu-ray disc)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Jon Bernthal, … 1
R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 In stock

Martin Scorsese directs this award-winning account of 1980s New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort's pursuit of wealth. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Belfort, who brags about earning just shy of one million dollars a week in one year and has long been involved in manipulating stock prices for his own financial gain. Heading a committed team at his Stratton Oakmont brokerage house in Long Island, it isn't long before he attracts the attention of the FBI who are suspicious of his increasingly lavish and hedonistic lifestyle... The supporting cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and Jon Bernthal. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (DiCaprio) and Best Director (Scorsese), and saw DiCaprio pick up the Golden Globe for Best Actor - Music Or Comedy.

Silence - Picador Classic (Paperback, Main Market Ed.): Shusaku Endo Silence - Picador Classic (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)
Shusaku Endo; Introduction by Martin Scorsese; Translated by William Johnston 2
R263 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R46 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With an introduction by Martin Scorsese, director of the film starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver Beneath the light of the candle I am sitting with my hands on my knees, staring in front of me. And I keep turning over in my mind the thought that I am at the end of the earth, in a place which you do not know and which your whole lives through you will never visit. It is 1640 and Father Sebastian Rodrigues, an idealistic Jesuit priest, sets sail for Japan determined to help the brutally oppressed Christians there. He is also desperate to discover the truth about his former mentor, rumoured to have renounced his faith under torture. Rodrigues cannot believe the stories about a man he so revered, but as his journey takes him deeper into Japan and then into the hands of those who would crush his faith, he finds himself forced to make an impossible choice: whether to abandon his flock or his God. The recipient of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, Silence is Shusaku Endo's most highly acclaimed work and has been called one of the twentieth century's finest novels. As empathetic as it is powerful, it is an astonishing exploration of faith and suffering and an award-winning classic. 'One of the finest historical novels written by anyone, anywhere . . . flawless' David Mitchell 'A masterpiece. There can be no higher praise' Daily Telegraph

The Color Of Money (DVD): Paul Newman, Tom Cruise The Color Of Money (DVD)
Paul Newman, Tom Cruise; Directed by Martin Scorsese 3
R81 Discovery Miles 810 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Legendary actor Paul Newman and Academy Award-nominee Tom Cruise ignite the screen in this powerful drama. Brilliantly directed by Martin Scorsese, Newman re-creates one of his most memorable roles from The Hustler.

Fast Eddie Felson still believes that "money won is twice as sweet as money earned." To prove his point, he forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with Vince, a young pool hustler with a sexy, tough-talking girlfriend.

But when Vince's flashy arrogance leads to more than a few lost matches, all bets are off between Eddie and him.

The Color Of Money will electrify you with its suspenseful story, dazzling cinematography, and dynamic performances.

The Aviator (DVD): Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny... The Aviator (DVD)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, …
R80 Discovery Miles 800 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Fast-paced biopic documenting the life of one of the most colourful Americans of the 20th century, Howard Hughes. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hughes, the son of a Texan inventor who dies and leaves him with a small fortune. Hughes moves to Los Angeles to become a Hollywood film producer and produces such classics as 'Hell's Angels', 'The Front Page' and 'Flying Leathernecks'. He also becomes involved in the aviation industry, designing new planes, setting air speed records and flying around the world risking his life testing aircraft. As his ideas become bolder, his approach becomes more eccentric, and he gains many powerful enemies.

Hugo (DVD): Frances De La Tour, Chloë Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee,... Hugo (DVD)
Frances De La Tour, Chloë Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, … 1
R42 Discovery Miles 420 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Martin Scorsese makes his first foray into children's cinema with this semi-fantastical drama based on a book by Brian Selznick. Asa Butterfield stars as Hugo, an orphan who lives in the hidden nooks of a train station in 1920s Paris. With the help of his friend, Isabelle (Chloë Moretz), he sets out to solve a mystery left behind by his late father (Jude Law): a curious puzzle involving a heart-shaped key, a cranky toy shop owner (Ben Kingsley) and a broken automaton. Along the way, the tangled lives of the staff and passengers at the station provide numerous colourful detours, and Scorsese pays homage to early pioneers of cinema including the Lumiere brothers and Georges Méliès. The film was nominated for eleven Oscars and won five awards including Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

The Departed  - 2-Disc Special Edition (DVD): Martin Scorsese The Departed - 2-Disc Special Edition (DVD)
Martin Scorsese; Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg 1
R46 Discovery Miles 460 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Rookie cop Billy Costigan grew up in crime. That makes him the perfect mole, the man on the inside of the mob run by boss Frank Costello. It's his job to win Costello's trust and help his detective handlers bring Costello down.

Meanwhile, detective Colin Sullivan has everyone's trust. No one suspects he's Costello's mole within the police department.

How these covert lives cross and collide is at the ferocious core of the Academy Award-winning The Departed. Martin Scorsese directs, guiding a cast for the ages in a visceral tale of crime and consequences. This is searing, can't-look-away filmmaking: like looking into the eyes of a con - or a cop - with a gun.

Bringing Out The Dead (DVD): Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore, Marc Antony, Mary Beth... Bringing Out The Dead (DVD)
Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore, … 1
R82 Discovery Miles 820 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Darkly comic drama from the creative team behind 'Taxi Driver'. New York paramedic Frank Pierce (Nicolas Cage) is close to cracking up: his graveyard shift is taking its toll, and he is tortured by visions of those he could not save from death. Over three successive nights with three different colleagues - Larry (John Goodman), Marcus (Ving Rhames) and Walls (Tom Sizemore) - Frank searches desperately for salvation, seemingly unable to halt his slide into madness and despair.

Gangs of New York (Blu-ray disc): Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C.... Gangs of New York (Blu-ray disc)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, …
R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning film took nearly 30 years in planning and brought two major actors back onto the big screen after several years absence (Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis). 1846 New York and tensions have reached climactic and fatal proportions between the Irish immigrants and the British and Dutch inhabitants of the Five Points neighbourhood. William Cutting (Day-Lewis), aka Bill the Butcher, leads the inhabitants of Five Points and creates the 'Native Americans' gang, whilst the immigrants are led by Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson) and form 'The Dead Rabbits'. After a violent clash between the two gangs which leaves Vallon dead, his son Amsterdam goes missing only to turn up in 1862 under a new name and seeking vengeance for the death of his father. Amsterdam (DiCaprio) manages to integrate himself into Bill the Butcher's corrupt inner circle, which is now running the entire underworld around Five Points, and even becomes his right-hand man. However, his identity is soon revealed and a bloody showdown ensues.

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray disc): Steve Buscemi, Kelly MacDonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham,... Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray disc)
Steve Buscemi, Kelly MacDonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Stephen Graham, … 1
R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

All 12 episodes from the third season of the Golden Globe-winning HBO period drama set during the 1920s Prohibition era. Atlantic County Treasurer Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson (Steve Buscemi) sets up a bootlegging business, hoping to get rich. As he progresses in his venture he crosses paths with politicians and mobsters alike but his lavish lifestyle soon leads the federal government to grow suspicious of his activities. In this series, crime boss Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale) causes problems for Nucky's business, Eli (Shea Whigham) has difficulty adjusting to his new life after he is released from prison and Gillian (Gretchen Mol) tries to deal with a devastating loss. The episodes are: 'Resolution', 'Spaghetti and Coffee', 'Bone for Tuna', 'Blue Bell Boy', 'You'd Be Surprised', 'Ging Gang Goolie', 'Sunday Best', 'The Pony', 'The Milkmaid's Lot', 'A Man, a Plan...', 'Two Imposters' and 'Margate Sands'.

The Century of Cinema: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese (DVD): Michael Henry Wilson, Martin Scorsese The Century of Cinema: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese (DVD)
Michael Henry Wilson, Martin Scorsese; Directed by Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
R371 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R174 (47%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

A guide to the significant moments of movie history over the past 100 years, as seen through the lens of film buff director Martin Scorsese. Moving from silent classics, through Hollywood's Golden Age, and up to the present day, Scorsese explores the way various genres have developed and pays tribute to the films that broke the mould completely.

Silence (Paperback): Shusaku Endo Silence (Paperback)
Shusaku Endo; Translated by William Johnston; Foreword by Martin Scorsese 1
R353 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shark Tale (DVD): Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Martin Scorsese, Ziggy Marley, Peter... Shark Tale (DVD)
Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, …
R71 Discovery Miles 710 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Computer-animated adventure about life in an underwater reef, where a gang of mafia-style sharks led by Don Lino (voiced by Robert De Niro) rule over the neighborhood. Oscar (Will Smith) is a small fish in a big pond, a humble worker in the local 'whale-wash' who grabs his chance at glory when a sinking anchor kills Don Lino's son Frankie (Michael Imperioli). Mistaken as the heroic shark slayer, Oscar is seduced by Lola (Angelina Jolie), although he comes to regret his deception when Don Lino and the family decide it's time to sort him out. Befriended by Don Lino's outcast son Lenny (Jack Black), a vegetarian shark, Oscar has to learn if he can truly stand up for himself, and for his friends. Also features the voices of Renee Zellweger, Martin Scorsese and Peter Falk.

Hugo (Blu-ray disc): Frances De La Tour, Chloë Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, Emily Mortimer,... Hugo (Blu-ray disc)
Frances De La Tour, Chloë Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, … 1
R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Martin Scorsese makes his first foray into children's cinema with this semi-fantastical drama based on a book by Brian Selznick. Asa Butterfield stars as Hugo, an orphan who lives in the hidden nooks of a train station in 1920s Paris. With the help of his friend, Isabelle (Chloë Moretz), he sets out to solve a mystery left behind by his late father (Jude Law): a curious puzzle involving a heart-shaped key, a cranky toy shop owner (Ben Kingsley) and a broken automaton. Along the way, the tangled lives of the staff and passengers at the station provide numerous colourful detours, and Scorsese pays homage to early pioneers of cinema including the Lumiere brothers and Georges Méliès. The film was nominated for eleven Oscars and won five awards including Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.

Mean Streets (Blu-ray disc): Robert De Niro, Lenny Scaletta, Robert Carradine, Martin Scorsese, Richard Romanus, George... Mean Streets (Blu-ray disc)
Robert De Niro, Lenny Scaletta, Robert Carradine, Martin Scorsese, Richard Romanus, … 1
R195 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R26 (13%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Four Italian-Americans from New York's lower East Side hang around at a local bar. Charlie (Harvey Keitel), the most responsible of the group, tries to protect his girlfriend's cousin Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro) from the local debt collectors, but his young charge seems determined to live fast and die young. Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, 'Mean Streets' provided the first high-profile success for director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro.

Seduced and Abandoned (DVD): James Toback, Ruben Sluijter, Alec Baldwin, Mike Mailer, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Diane... Seduced and Abandoned (DVD)
James Toback, Ruben Sluijter, Alec Baldwin, Mike Mailer, Ryan Gosling, … 1
R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Alec Baldwin and director James Toback's documentary examines the intricacies of film financing from the inside as the pair visit the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. Criss-crossing the festival in an attempt to hustle some cash for their version of 'Last Tango in Paris', the pair spend time reflecting on the actual business of movie-making and talking about the industry in general with amongst others, Ryan Gosling, Martin Scorsese, Jessica Chastain, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski and Bernardo Bertolucci.

The Departed (Blu-ray disc): Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin, Vera Farmiga, Martin... The Departed (Blu-ray disc)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin, …
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Rookie cop Billy Costigan grew up in crime. That makes him the perfect mole, the man on the inside of the mob run by boss Frank Costello. It's his job to win Costello's trust and help his detective handlers bring Costello down.

Meanwhile, detective Colin Sullivan has everyone's trust. No one suspects he's Costello's mole within the police department.

How these covert lives cross and collide is at the ferocious core of the Academy Award-winning The Departed. Martin Scorsese directs, guiding a cast for the ages in a visceral tale of crime and consequences. This is searing, can't-look-away filmmaking: like looking into the eyes of a con - or a cop - with a gun.

Multiple Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Two Weeks in the Midday Sun - A Cannes Notebook (Paperback, UK ed.): Roger Ebert Two Weeks in the Midday Sun - A Cannes Notebook (Paperback, UK ed.)
Roger Ebert; Foreword by Martin Scorsese
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A paragon of cinema criticism for decades, Roger Ebert--with his humor, sagacity, and no-nonsense thumb--achieved a renown unlikely ever to be equaled. His tireless commentary has been greatly missed since his death, but, thankfully, in addition to his mountains of daily reviews, Ebert also left behind a legacy of lyrical long-form writing. And with Two Weeks in the Midday Sun, we get a glimpse not only into Ebert the man, but also behind the scenes of one of the most glamorous and peculiar of cinematic rituals: the Cannes Film Festival. More about people than movies, this book is an intimate, quirky, and witty account of the parade of personalities attending the 1987 festival--Ebert's twelfth, and the fortieth anniversary of the event. A wonderful raconteur with an excellent sense of pacing, Ebert presents lighthearted ruminations on his daily routine and computer troubles alongside more serious reflection on directors such as Fellini and Coppola, screenwriters like Charles Bukowski, actors such as Isabella Rossellini and John Malkovich, the very American press agent and social maverick Billy "Silver Dollar" Baxter, and the stylishly plunging necklines of yore. He also comments on the trajectory of the festival itself and the "enormous happiness" of sitting, anonymous and quiet, in an ordinary French cafe. And, of course, he talks movies. Illustrated with Ebert's charming sketches of the festival and featuring both a new foreword by Martin Scorsese and a new postscript by Ebert about an eventful 1997 dinner with Scorsese at Cannes, Two Weeks in the Midday Sun is a small treasure, a window onto the mind of this connoisseur of criticism and satire, a man always so funny, so un-phony, so completely, unabashedly himself.

Who's That Knocking at My Door? (DVD): Zina Bethune, Harvey Keitel, Ann Collette, Lennard Kuras, Michael Scala, Harry... Who's That Knocking at My Door? (DVD)
Zina Bethune, Harvey Keitel, Ann Collette, Lennard Kuras, Michael Scala, …
R371 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R174 (47%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Martin Scorsese's semi-autobiographical debut feature stars a then-unknown Harvey Keitel as J.R., a young Italian-American living in 1960s New York. Filmed over a five-year period, the film introduces us to what have since become classic Scorsese themes: Catholic guilt, Italian mamas and their cooking, repressed sexuality, New York - and, of course, street violence. J.R., who has hitherto spent his days and nights aimlessly hanging out with his friends on the streets of Little Italy, undergoes a rite of passage when he meets The Girl (Zina Bethune) on the Staten Island ferry. Beautiful, blonde and sophisticated, she opens up a whole new world to J.R., who falls completely in love with her, and strives to maintain the sanctity of their fledgling relationship by not sleeping with her. But when she reveals that she has already lost her virginity as the result of a date rape, he struggles to reconcile this revelation with his flawless, idealistic image of her.

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