Martin Scorsese Directing 1970s Music Documentary

Martin Scorcese returning to documentaries with 1970s music exploration

Variety has introduced phrase that acclaimed director Martin Scorcese (The Irishman) will return to the documentary style with an exploration of certainly one of his most prominently explored time durations, the 1970s New York City music scene.

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The documentary comes as a part of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s manufacturing banner Imagine Entertainment seeking to revamp their lineup, particularly its documentary unit, which was based in September 2018 and is headed by RadicalMedia govt Justin Wilkes and longtime HBO Documentary Films senior vice chairman Sara Bernstein.

While plot particulars are at present being stored below wraps, it’s not the primary time the Oscar-winning director has explored the style, with probably the most notable being the short-lived HBO drama Vinyl, which he co-created and govt produced with The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.

The untitled documentary additionally sees Scorcese returning to the documentary style which first took off with The Last Waltz, which is commonly credited as the best live performance documentary within the style, and likewise included 2005’s Grammy-winning No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, 2008’s Shine a Light, 2011’s George Harrison: Living within the Material World and this 12 months’s acclaimed Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese.

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While they’ve signed a first-look cope with Apple TV+, no distributor is at present set for the documentary. Scorcese is at present exploring the streaming service world with the newly launched crime epic The Irishman, wherein he’s reunited with frequent collaborators Robert De Niro (Goodfellas) and Joe Pesci (Casino), whereas additionally discovering his first undertaking with Al Pacino (Scarface). The highly-acclaimed Oscar contender is at present having fun with a restricted theatrical launch and is ready to hit Netflix on November 27.

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