Co-founders and co-editors of “Reverse Shot,” Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, are behind the book “Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema.” The book, which is sold exclusively at the museum for $20, features essays on every Scorsese film by regular contributors to the magazine.
“We’ve always felt that our symposium approach at “Reverse Shot” provided the perfect structure for a published monograph series, and we’re thrilled to realize this vision with Museum of the Moving Image,” Koresky said. “It’s particularly gratifying that we’re able to launch with a book on Martin Scorsese, whose astonishingly rich and varied career provides no shortage of fodder for good, in-depth criticism, and alongside such a wonderful exhibition.”
Chapters include Ashley Clark and Imogen Sara Smith on “Taxi Driver,” Jordan Cronk on “Mean Streets,” Eric Hynes on “Gangs of New York,” Koresky on “After Hours” and “Raging Bull,” Aliza Ma on “Shutter Island,” Adam Nayman on “Goodfellas” and “Silence,” Max Nelson on “New York, New York,” Nick Pinkerton on “The King of Comedy,” Reichert on “Italianamerican” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Genevieve Yue on “Hugo” and many more. The book will also feature a forward by the Moving Image’s Chief Curator David Schwartz.
“The publication of “Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema” is an important step for the Museum,” said Chief Curator David Schwartz. “It marks the beginning of a series of publications in collaboration with “Reverse Shot,” a forum for some of the most vital voices in film criticism today.”
“It is fitting that the subject of the first “Reverse Shot”/Museum of the Moving Image book is Martin Scorsese, who has played such a major role in film culture, as a creator, champion of film preservation and restoration, and a great student of film history,” Schwartz added.
The museum has also announced the Scorsese screenings through January 29. They include “Who’s That Knocking at My Door;” “Mean Streets;” “New York, New York;” “Taxi Driver;” and “Raging Bull”—all of them set in New York City—some to be introduced by “Reverse Shot” writers, organizers said.
“Martin Scorsese,” is the first major exhibition about the director,and it demonstrates Scorsese’s creative and collaborative process. In parallel, it sheds light on how his work is both deeply personal and reflects a profound knowledge and love of cinema, organizers said. They added that the exhibition, featuring about 600 objects, is primarily drawn from Scorsese’s private collection, enhanced by items from prominent American and European archives. The exhibition runs through April 27.
As for the book, Koresky and Reichert will attend a book signing at the museum on Sunday, January 29, following a screening of Scorsese’s “Raging Bull.”
For tickets and a schedule for the screening of Scorsese’s films, visit www.movingimage.us.