1980. USA. Martin Scorsese. 128 min.
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
1980. USA. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Edited by Thelma Schoonmaker. With Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarity, Joe Pesci, John Turturro. Scorsese’s depiction of boxer Jake La Motta won De Niro an Oscar. La Motta, despite being thuggish and self-destructive, won several championships, including one victory in five tries over his primary nemesis, the gifted Sugar Ray Robinson. The film’s graphic imagery and Oscar-winning cutting by Schoonmaker captured boxing that was unlike anything that had ever been committed to film. 128 min.
In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film
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