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Vegas Guy: The grit beneath the glitter

LAS VEGAS, July 11 (UPI) -- There's a peculiar kind of reverse snobbery in Las Vegas that I'll call the "You Don't Know The Real Vegas" Syndrome. Here are some highlights:
JOE BOB BRIGGS, 'The Vegas Guy'

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Of Human Interest: News-lite

TV's longest-running soap, Guiding Light, turns the big 5-0 June 30 and will air episode 16,401. Fans probably noticed a new opening sequence to the CBS show, which debuted Monday in honor of the milestone. The show was created by Irna Phillips and debu
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'MINORITY' WINS BOX-OFFICE PLURALITY The new Tom Cruise-Steven Spielberg futuristic thriller "Minority Report" was No. 1 at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

EMINEM STILL RUNNING 'SHOW'
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

NEW U2
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

HONORS FOR SPIELBERG
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

'SPIDER-MAN' SUCCESS PUTS PRESSURE ON STUDIOS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

'SPIDER-MAN' -- THE SEQUELS
By United Press International

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new on the home video scene...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

'SURVIVOR: THAILAND' It's official -- the fifth installment of CBS's highly successful "Survivor" series will take place on an island in Thailand.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

CHER Cher will play the role of God when she appears in an upcoming episode of "Will and Grace." According to Extra magazine, Cher will make a second guest appearance on the hit comedy.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'ROCK' ROLLS ON
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

WHOOPI GOLDBERG Whoopi Goldberg is leaving "Hollywood Squares" after four years as star and producer of the hit syndicated game show.
By United Press International
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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.
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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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