'Aviator,' 'Eternal Sunshine' up for BAFTA

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The nominations for this year's British Academy Film Awards have been announced, with "The Aviator" leading the charge with 14 nominations.

Clint Eastwood among DGA nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Director Guild of America named Clint Eastwood and Marc Forster among nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in feature film for 2004.

Analysis: Publicity-machine glitches

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A recent power struggle between two of Hollywood's most powerful publicists offered outsiders a rare glimpse behind the entertainment industry curtain -- and a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Globes and biopics

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Sideways," a fictional account of a premarital road trip, took the most nominations with seven, but the announcement of this year's Golden Globe Award nominees
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

New York online critics like 'Sideways'

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Online have named "Sideways" the year's best movie.

Roger Corman gives $100,000 to UCLA

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Roger Corman will give $100,000 to one or more film students at UCLA to produce feature length movies, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Robert Niro, wife renew wedding vows

KINGSTON, N.Y., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Stiller and filmmaker Martin Scorsese were on hand when Robert DeNiro and wife Grace Hightower renewed their wedding vows in upstate New York.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 322nd day of 2004 with 44 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: AFI calls Lucas a pioneer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- When the American Film Institute presents George Lucas with its AFI Life Achievement Award next June, it will be the first time in the award's 33-year history t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Winners at 56th Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A list of winners at the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards.

Sci Fi Channel in more remakes

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Sci Fi Channel will produce four-hour remakes of "The Andromeda Strain" and "The Thing," Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Feature: Video release fetes Scorsese

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Warner Home Video is set to release a DVD collection of five films by Oscar-nominated director Martin Scorsese -- including the 1990 crime drama "GoodFellas," ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 greatest American movies of all time.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

Chinese movie wins at Tribeca film fest

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- "Green Love," an erotic Chinese film about love won the top prize at New York's Tribeca Film Festival.
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Martin Scorsese
Film director Martin Scorsese is flanked by actors Daniel Day Lewis (left) and Harvey Keitel (right) at the American Museum of the Moving Image gala at the Waldorf Asoria,February 22,honoring Scorsese.

Martin Charles Scorsese (pronounced /skɔrˈsɛsi/; born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. He is the founder of the World Cinema Foundation and a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won awards from the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America. Scorsese is president of The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation.

Scorsese's body of work addresses such themes as Italian American identity, Roman Catholic concepts of guilt and redemption, machismo, modern crime and violence. Scorsese is hailed as one of the significant and influential American filmmakers of the modern era, directing landmark films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas – all of which he collaborated on with actor and close friend Robert De Niro. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Departed.

Martin Scorsese was born in New York City. His father, Charles Scorsese (1913–1993), and mother, Catherine Scorsese (born Cappa; 1912–97), both worked in New York's Garment District. His father was a clothes presser and an actor, and his mother was a seamstress and an actress. His father's parents emigrated from Polizzi Generosa, in the province of Palermo, Sicily. Scorsese was raised in a devoutly Catholic environment. As a boy, he had asthma and couldn't play sports or do any activities with other kids and so his parents and his older brother would often take him to movie theaters; it was at this stage in his life that he developed passion for cinema. Enamored of historical epics in his adolescence, at least two films of the genre, Land of the Pharaohs and El Cid, appear to have had a deep and lasting impact on his cinematic psyche. Scorsese also developed an admiration for neorealist cinema at this time. He recounted its influence in a documentary on Italian neorealism, and commented on how Bicycle Thieves alongside Paisà, Rome, Open City inspired him and how this influenced his view or portrayal of his Sicilian genes. In his documentary, Il Mio Viaggio in Italia, Scorsese noted that the Sicilian episode of Roberto Rossellini's Paisà which he first saw on television alongside his relatives, who were themselves Sicilian immigrants, made a significant impact on his life. He has also cited Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray as a major influence on his career. His initial desire to become a priest while attending Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx gave way to cinema, and, consequently, Scorsese enrolled in NYU's University College of Arts and Science, (now known as the College of Arts and Science), where he earned a B.A. in English in 1964. He went on to earn his M.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1966, a year after the school was founded.

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