Martin Scorsese on Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and D. W. Griffith





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Published on Feb 22, 2012

I have been working on an idea, an editing project idea if you will, of a 15-minute video essay documenting all of D. W. Griffith's important contributions to the craft of filmmaking that survive to this day and have formed the basic grammar and lexicon of filmmaking. IF I ever get around to doing it, I'll post it on my channel.

Until then, watch one of the greatest film historians and most vocal film lovers of all time, Scorsese, share his thoughts on two of the most instrumental filmmakers of the twentieth century.

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ana pliego
Came here for both Stanley and Marty both well regarded directors 
this video ignores Bergmans contributions and and influence on non-silent films. without Ingmar Bergman, no Stanley Kubbrick and no 2001
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+GODSPEEDYOU17 Going by that logic we'd have to then give the inspiration for bergman cause,no inspiration, no bergman, no stanley. Then we'd have to give the main inspiration of that inspiration cause, no inspiration, no inspiration, no bergman, no kubrick. This circle jerk will basically lead to when the medium cause, no film, no ... etc etc.
Είμιστι όλ' τσ' Αριστιράς τσ' Προυόδ' κι τσ' 'Ιπρας
We should also give credit to HAL9000 & the Monolyth....No HAL, No Monolyth, No 2001: Space Odyssey!! :-P
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Yankie Doodle
2001? Where?
It looks like Tim Carey is playing Lincoln.
The irony of having a guy who makes films about ugly brutal people behaving in ugly brutal ways lecturing us on what counts for beauty in an art form is a bit much.
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+OroborusFMA metamorphosis67 will haunt you for a long time.
Fegan Films
He's showed you right up there, mate.
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asd asd
"Martin Scorsese on Kubricks' 2001: A Space Odyssey..."; about a tenth of the movie is about 2001.
Great video but did not Edvin S. Porter use cross-cutting allready in "Life of an American Fireman" (1903)?
Akash Chandra
+KarateNinjaDude Good point, but Life of an American Fireman was later re-edited to include cross-cutting and several other pioneering techniques, after Griffith invented them. In its original version (the 1903 version), there are no cross-cuts.
Ms.Nia Hardy
no respect for griffith i dont care about his work. A birth of a nation was disgusting 👎👎👎👎
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Ms.Nia Hardy
Go watch it and see that some of the white actors had blackface in the movie and portrayed negative sterotypes of black people
Maxwell Young
+Ms.Shani.A Hardy how so? im genuinely interested
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Always note the spinning bone before it cuts to the ship. It's two shots of it. Wonder if that was because they couldn't keep it in frame....hard to believe, no? Well, those massive Cinerama cameras...
Thomas Alexander
thank you Scorsese,, really2 nice explanation.. love film history..
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