The history of cinema is full of great artistic couples who, to a greater or lesser extent, have given us artistic diamonds of incalculable value. Unions of talents, personality and charisma among those who stands out with an almost unmatched strength that which has been formed over the last decades by two giants of the stature of Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. Big words. History of cinema.
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro: All their movies, from worst to best
9 ‘New York, New York’
The only bad thing that these two absolute masterpieces called ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Raging Bull’ have in common is the film that is situated between them: ‘New York, New York’, a love letter to the classic musical that, meanwhile, excess and ambition, was condemned to be part of the list of minor works of the overwhelming catalog signed by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. Sure, we’re talking about a filmmaker and performer capable of digging gold out of even the dirtiest puddles, but here you have to make an important effort to find something beyond yawning.
The list of errors is extensive, but, in summary, we will say that the pretensions with which the project was born were the same ones that were responsible for sinking it commercially and critically. Everything was too gigantic, including the amounts of drugs that Scorsese handled in that distant 1977, it was all too overwhelming, too grandiloquent and, too bad, too empty. One can feel in each frame the nerve of a director obsessed with making a cinematographic Everest, but it is not enough, mainly because the foundations on which this celluloid dream was built were crumbling minute by minute.
New York, New York at eCartelera
8 ‘The king of comedy’
If you want to make the leap from comedy to drama, and you’re a titan like Jerry Lewis, the option of doing it with Martin Scorsese is probably the most appealing of all. With ‘The King of Comedy’, Lewis, one of the greatest geniuses in film history when it came to making millions of viewers around the world laugh, not only dared with the drama, but also played with it. thriller in a proposal raised to infinity by the master pulse of the filmmaker.
And it is that the story of a comedian who will do anything to become a star and a benchmark in the world of comedy, Rupert Pupkin, played by a stupendous Robert De Nirooffers Lewis the opportunity to play Jerry Langford, a character that offers the most arrogant and unpleasant side of the industry, the perfect counterpoint to the protagonist and wonderful excuse to witness a first-rate interpretive battle.
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7 ‘bad streets’
To share, Robert de Niro and Martin Scorsese even shared their first masterpiece, a ‘Bad Streets’ that, in addition to their first collaboration, was the first really outstanding triumph of both. A proposal that brings together the best and most recognized virtues of both the filmmaker and the actor, thus generating a symbiosis of pure talent that continues to resonate with the power of the best cinema. what has been a dream start
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6 ‘Cape Fear’
Crazy, excessive, unhinged, bombastic, even in its most intimate moments, terrifying, suffocating and, above all, memorable. ‘Cape Fear’ is an experience as demanding as it is satisfying, a true tour de force for an absolutely unforgettable Robert de Niroit is impossible to count the number of memorable scenes that he gives away, and for a Martin Scorsese unable, luckily, to stop stepping on the accelerator. In short, a roller coaster of pure vertigo, sweat, blood and madness. A gem, wow.
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Considered by much of the critics and the public, in a rather simplistic and lazy way, the little sister of ‘One of ours’, ‘Casino’ has always been the victim of comparisons as odious as they are inevitable. Yes, the essence and spirit are very similar to those of the 1990 masterpiece, but we are facing a proposal that, never better said, knows how to play its cards with the mastery of the most talented.
Led by a plethoric Robert De Niro, ‘Casino’ is more than 170 minutes of cinema in its purest form, filmed with the steady hand of a genius who feels very comfortable playing at home. There are better films in his career, but few have such a marked Scorsese stamp. Monumental work.
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4 ‘The Irish’
Once all the controversies surrounding the premiere of ‘The Irishman’ have passed, Martin Scorsese’s twilight masterpiece has managed to remain intact as a cinematographic prodigy, a swan song with an overwhelming echo, an autumn leaf that falls on the shoulders of a type of cinema that seems destined not to return. A contemporary classic full of immense characters, which are guided with a masterful pulse by a genius in a state of grace, who grows with the viewings, who dazzles with his talent and who magnifies the legend of each and every one of those responsible. A resounding and impressive masterpiece that continues to make the hair stand on end, the lump in the throat and the ovation at the feet of the best Robert De Niro of the 21st century.
The Irish in eCartelera
3 ‘Taxi driver’
After the irregular ‘Bertha’s Train’, ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ and ‘Bad Streets’, the best of the lot, Scorsese billed his first great masterpiece in 1976: ‘Taxi Driver’. Undisputed classic, this story starring one of those characters destined to pass automatically into eternity, Travis Bickle, immeasurable Robert De Niro, rose to infinity in the hands of a director incapable of failing in a single idea, visual solution or daring narrative.
The risks, all of them, were there, the land was filled with mines at every step and, however, Scorsese comes out of the contest more than successful. Explosions of violence, dirty and emaciated romanticism, blood that crosses the screen and a last stretch beyond praise. If ‘Taxi Driver’ isn’t perfection, it’s a lot like it.
Taxi Driver at eCartelera
two ‘One of ours’
From its opening bars to that hallucinating and hallucinatory final stretch, vibrant with pure ecstasy, ‘One of Ours’ is cinema exploding in every frame. And, on top of that, it is a total summary of all the virtues, signs of identity, ambitions and achievements of Martin Scorsesea unique filmmaker.
Many were introduced to his filmography through this story of dangerous, rude and unpredictable gangsters who, starting with ‘Bad Streets’, blew up all expectations based on impossible shots, a gigantic Robert de Niro, narrative rhythm at two hundred per hour, without lose the steering wheel for it in no time, and a cast of secondary in a permanent state of grace. A masterpiece with no expiration date which remains the ultimate feast for Scorsese fans. Insuperable.
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1 ‘Wild bull’
Nobody in the history of cinema has reflected defeat in such a poetic, crude and savage way as Scorsese did with the monumental ‘Raging Bull’, one of the indisputable peaks of his career. Shot in a black and white that gives a greater classicism to a story of ambitious losers and vice versa, the director hypnotizes from unforgettable opening credits that remain forever in the memory.
From there, fights directed with a unique mastery, a script of authentic steel, a dramatic solvency that is bomb-proof and an absolutely riveting central performance by Robert De Niro. A full-fledged cinematic KO. The verses flush with the canvas.
Wild bull in eCartelera
Since 1973, almost nothing, the actor, one of the best of all time, and the director, one of the best of all time, have been shaping a series of films that, in each and every one of the cases , have contributed, at least, some scene to remember. And in what corresponds to his most rounded works, well, we are talking about masterpieces that are part of the most golden pages of the seventh art.
Throughout this special, one of those texts that it is a pleasure to face only for the opportunity to review these cinematographic monuments, it is clear that the label of classics comes in handy for these two titans whose legacy, both together and separately, deserves to be celebrated in style. We already look forward to your next joint adventures with absolute impatience.
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