A Personal Journey

Watch the documentary “A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies” (1995) – Part II. Running time is 1:20. Here is the link on YouTube:

Answer these questions:
What does Scorsese mean when he says directors are illusionists? How does he support this? What were the limits of the early black-and-white films? What was the impact of introducing sound? What is the “language of cinema?” What innovations gave (and are giving) directors more tools to tell their stories? What is surprising to you about this documentary?

Each question must be answered individually in the file that was provided for you. 1-4 sentence max response.
Just FYI–Background on Martin Scorsese from Britannica: “…an American filmmaker, who created a body of work that was ambitious, bold, and brilliant… In terms of artistry, he was perhaps the most significant American director of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.”

Seven of his films are on the IMDb’s Top 250 Films list: Goodfellas (1990), Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Departed (2006), Casino (1995), Shutter Island (2010) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

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