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Martin Scorsese's Film School Lists

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Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film

1. The Cake-Walk Infernal (1903)  (5m short)
2. Secrets of a Soul (1926)
...... -OR- Secrets of the Soul (1912) - 22 min short (SEE NOTE BELOW)
3. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
4. The Power and the Glory (1933)
5. It Happened One Night (1934)
6. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
7. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
8. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
9. Stagecoach (1939)
10. Citizen Kane (1941)
11. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
12. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
13. Cat People (1942)
14. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
15. Rome, Open City (1945)
16. Duel In the Sun (1946)
17. Gilda (1946)
18. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
19. Paisan (1946)
20. T-Men (1947)
21. Germany: Year Zero (1948)
22. I Walk Alone (1948)
23. Force of Evil (1948)
24. The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
25. MacBeth (1948)
26. Raw Deal (1948)
27. The Red Shoes (1948)
28. La Terra Trema (1948)
29. Caught (1949)
30. The Third Man (1949)
31. Stromboli (1950)
32. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
33. Gun Crazy (1950)
34. Night and the City (1950)
35. An American In Paris (1951)
36. Ace In the Hole (1951)
37. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
38. Europa '51 (1952)
39. The Magic Box (1952)
40. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
41. Othello (1952)
42. The Band Wagon (1953)
43. House of Wax (1953)
44. Julius Caesar (1953)
45. Pickup On South Street (1953)
46. Voyage To Italy (1954)
47. Dial M For Murder (1954)
48. Senso (1954)
49. All That Heaven Allows (1955)
50. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
51. Forty Guns (1957)
52. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
53. Some Came Running (1958)
54. Touch of Evil (1958)
55. Shadows (1959)
56. Peeping Tom (1960)
57. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
58. The Hustler (1961)
59. One, Two, Three (1961)
60. Cape Fear (1962)
61. Two Weeks In Another Town (1962)
62. The Trial (1962)
63. America, America (1963)
64. The Leopard (1963)
65. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
66. Shock Corridor (1963)
67. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
68. The Rise of Louis Xiv (1966)
69. Faces (1968)
70. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
71. M*A*S*H (1970)
72. Klute (1971)
73. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
74. The Godfather (1972)
75. The Conversation (1974)
76. Nashville (1975)
77. The Messiah (1975)
78. Apocalypse Now (1979)
79. Health (1980)
80. Heaven's Gate (1980)
81. Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985)
82. Born On the Fourth of July (1989)
83. Do the Right Thing (1989)
84. The Player (1992)
85. Kansas City (1996)
SOURCES:
FAST COMPANY: Martin Scorsese's Film School: The 85 Films You Need To See To Know Anything About Film - by Rick Tetzeli (2/24/2012)
FLAVORWIRE: Video Essay: "The Martin Scorsese Film School" - by Jason Bailey (3/7/2012)
INDIEWIRE: Martin Scorsese's Favorite Films: 85 Classics He Loves - (8/20/2018)
 
 
NOTES & DISCUSSION RE: Secrets of the Soul (1912) -vs- Secrets of a Soul (1926)
.........."FAST COMPANY" - cites: 1912's "SECRETS OF THE SOUL" (aka "I segreti dell'anima") (Director: Vincenzo Denizot) (Length: 22 min short)
.........."FLAVORWIRE" - cites: 1912's "SECRETS OF THE SOUL" (aka "I segreti dell'anima") (Director: Vincenzo Denizot) (Length: 22 min short)
.........."INDIEWIRE" - cites: 1926's "SECRETS OF A SOUL" (aka "Geheimnisse einer Seele") (Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst) (Length: 1 hr 37 min)
..........(REDDIT BOARD DISCUSSION)
..........(LETTERBOXD BOARD DISCUSSION)

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Martin Scorsese's Film School: 39 Essential Foreign Films for a Young Filmmaker

1. Metropolis (1927)
2. Nosferatu (1922)
3. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
4. Napoleon (1927)
5. Grand Illusion (1937)
6. The Rules of the Game (1939)
7. Children of Paradise (1945)
8. Rome, Open City (1945)
9. Paisan (1946)
10. La Terra Trema (1948)
11. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
12. Umberto D (1952)
13. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
14. Tokyo Story (1953)
15. Ikiru (1952)
16. Ugetsu (1953)
17. The Seven Samurai (1954)
18. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
19. High and Low (1963)
20. Big Deal On Madonna Street (1958)
21. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
22. The 400 Blows (1959)
23. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
24. Breathless (1960)
25. Band of Outsiders (1964)
26. L'Avventura (1960)
27. Blowup (1966)
28. Il Sorpasso (1962)
29. Before the Revolution (1964)
30. Le Boucher (1970)
31. Week End (1967)
32. Death By Hanging (1968)
33. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)
34. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
35. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
36. Kings of the Road (1976)
37. The American Friend (1977)
38. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
39. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
SOURCES:
OPEN CULTURE: Martin Scorsese Creates a List of 39 Essential Foreign Films for a Young Filmmaker - (10/15/2014)
FAR OUT MAGAZINE: Martin Scorsese created a list of his 39 favourite foreign films - (7/21/2021)

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Martin Scorsese's Film School: Martin Scorsese Reveals His 12 Favorite Movies

 
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. 8 1/2 (1963)
3. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
4. Citizen Kane (1941)
5. The Leopard (1963)
6. Paisan (1946)
7. The Red Shoes (1948)
8. The River (1951)
9. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)
10. The Searchers (1956)
11. Ugetsu (1953)
12. Vertigo (1958)
SOURCE:
OPEN CULTURE: Martin Scorsese's Film School: Martin Scorsese Reveals His 12 Favorite Movies - (7/31/2013)

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Other Martin Scorsese's Favorite Movies Lists

https://www.indiewire.com/gallery/martin-scorsese-favorite-films-movies/midsommar-13/
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090893434/