By Bill Tonelli   "The Italians of my parents' generation are held together by the notion of the family," wrote Martin Scorsese in his introduction to Italianamerican: The Scorsese Family Cookbook.* "That is why the pasta sauce is so sacred to the Italian family."   See, now right away we have a problem. Because as pretty as Scorsese'...

Che gli uomini d'affari di Manhattan tra gli anni '80 e '90 indossassero splendidi completi gessati firmati Giorgio Armani è storia.   Nessun altro stilista, infatti, poteva competere con le famose giacche dello stilista italiano che aveva conquistato gli Stati Uniti realizzando gli abiti di scena di Richard Gere per il cult movie American G...

With the exception of Louis Zamperini in 2014 "Unbroken", it has been almost impossible to find Italian American positive characters in the Hollywood storytelling of last decades. While Italian Americans have proved their talent and their hardworking attitude with an exceptional positive contribution to American society, economy, culture in any pos...

by David McCormack   The stars of Martin Scorsese's classic 1990 gangster film Goodfellas reunited in New York on Saturday night for a very special 25th anniversary screening of the movie which brought the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival to a close. Stars Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino were all in attendance...

by Alex Morris   A couple of years back, Bobby Cannavale went to see Mick Jagger about a job. The Emmy-winning actor had been tapped by Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter to play the lead in a show that was being kicked around at HBO, but the project was really Jagger's idea – conceived two decades ago as a film that pulled the curtain back...

In un personalissimo testo, Martin Scorsese rievoca la New York e l'America della sua infanzia: feste, rituali e cibo in arrivo dal Sud Italia, il matrimonio dei genitori combinato per unire le famiglie provenienti dai paesini di Polizzi Generosa e Cimmina, la scelta/necessità del giovane Martin di varcare "il confine di Houston Street" per raccont...

Martin Charles Scorsese is 72 years young today, and since he belongs to the Mt. Rushmore of all time Hollywood filmmakers, I thought I would share my list of his best narrative films. In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation. He is a recipi...

By Olivia Armstrong   In 1992, Leonardo DiCaprio was preparing to say goodbye to his yearlong gig as dreamy teen heartthrob, Luke Brower, on ABC's Growing Pains when Robert De Niro sought him out. During the casting call of This Boy's Life, Michael Calton-Jones' adaptation of Tobias Wolff's memoir of the same name, De Niro reportedly picked...

by Michael Traversa "Funny how?" Just like that, with a simple, menacing, only half-joking line uttered in Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Goodfellas, Joe Pesci became an instant icon. Probably among the most well-regarded Italian-American in cinema, Pesci has become an inspiration for many that followed in his footsteps.   He won an Oscar fo...

In febbraio inaugura, negli spazi del centro espositivo Pake la mostra "Trovare l'America" - nata da un libro a cura di Linda Barret Osborne e Paolo Battaglia (con la premessa di Martin Scorsese) e realizzata appositamente per Castelvetro. Un modo per sviluppare e analizzare insieme quello che è stato un fenomeno storico di importanza straordinaria...