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WRITERS GUILD HONORS KNOPF The Writers Guild of America, west, announced Friday that it will present the rarely given Edmund H. North Award to TV writer Christopher Knopf at the upcoming 54th annual WGA awards program on March 2.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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CRITICS LIKE CROWE, HOWARD FOR THEIR 'MIND'
PAT NASON, UP Hollywood Reporter

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DE NIRO FESTIVAL TO HELP NEW YORK RECOVER
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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NBR HONORS
By United Press International

'Moulin Rouge' is NBR's top film of 2001

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named "Moulin Rouge" Wednesday as the best film of 2001.

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'BIG TROUBLE' ON THE WAY
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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MY VH1 MUSIC AWARDS
By United Press International

National Board of Review honors Spielberg

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures announced Thursday that it will present the Billy Wilder Award for Excellence in Film Direction to Steven Spielb

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Nov. 25)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Nov. 24)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2001 with 44 to follow.
By United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

THE CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Oscar buzz is building

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- That low-grade hum emanating from the general vicinity of Hollywood is Oscar buzz, underway in earnest five months before the 74th Annual Academy Awards will be
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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SHAMELESS PLUG
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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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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