The work of American Producer/Director Martin Scorsese is being presented at a museum exhibition in Germany.
American fans of the 70-year-old native New Yorker who has produced and directed films such as Taxi Driver, The Aviator and Raging Bull, will have to head off to the Museum of Film and Television in Berlin.
Berlin’s Museum of Film and Television, or the Museum für Film und Fernsehen as it is known in German, is hosting the exhibition simply entitled “Martin Scorsese” just weeks before February's 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
Giving a glimpse into all things Scorsese, the first ever exhibition of its kind, will feature film paraphernalia, artifacts, clothing, props, photographs and posters, laying out the history of his film-making career.
Expect to see Robert De Niro's blood-soaked shirt from Cape Fear and boxing gloves from Raging Bull, though Scorsese advised the Berlin museum not to focus “too much” on the violence in his films, per co-curator Nils Warnecke.
Scorsese says that some of the items on display were literally taken off the walls of his house and office!
An audio guide is also included, with Scorsese narrating the show, as if interacting directly with the viewer with statements such as, “I hope these objects and the exhibition... help give you an idea or convey my lifelong passion for film.”
The exhibition has been divided into three parts: Scorsese’s home in the Little Italy neighborhood of Manhattan, Scorsese's passion for cinematic history and restoration, and a look at his films and music documentaries.
Martin Scorsese, the exhibition, runs at the Deutsche Kinemathek at the Museum für Film und Fernsehen from today January 10 through May 12, 2013, after which it heads to Turin and Geneva.
No doubt Scorsese’s American fans are wondering when will the exhibition head to New York and the United States…