A guy can get anything he wants as long as he pays the price. It’s been a long wait, but our Martin Scorsese premium is finally here. We’re a little late with this one but since no one went out to see Silence anyway I don’t think it really matters. This podcast covers a handful of his best-known classics (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Departed) plus a couple of more underappreciated entries (The King of Comedy and Bringing Out the Dead) with a resulting discussion that digs into Scorsese’s partnership with Robert De Niro, his penchant for violence, his overuse of The Rolling Stones on his soundtracks, and the personal nature of many of his films. So is The King of Comedy a comedy and is Rupert Pupkin’s act genuinely funny? Is the end of Taxi Driver real or a dream? Does the plot of The Departed make any sense and, more importantly, does it even matter? Go home and get your fuckin’ shinebox and listen to this month’s premium podcast below.
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