No one has done more for the art of cinema. Scorsese is America’s greatest living director, if not the greatest of all time.
The films of the so-called American New Wave are still as fresh, provocative and beloved as ever. You see, the late 1960’s through 1980 was an era when young directors, writers, actors and producers took chances, because everything that had been done before stopped working. The result was arguably the greatest time for artists, actors and storytellers in American cinema – and the filmmakers were bold enough to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.