Martin Scorsese Picks the Best Gangster Movies

Yes­ter­day Mar­tin Scors­ese, the leg­endary direc­tor, list­ed the 15 gang­ster films that shaped the way he has por­trayed crime on film (Good­fel­las, Mean Streets, Taxi Dri­ver, etc.). Scors­ese watched these films as a young­ster and young direc­tor, dur­ing his big moment of influ­ence. The first film (The Pub­lic Ene­my) came out in 1931, and the last one (Point Blank) in 1967. Above, you can watch scenes from the orig­i­nal Scar­face (1932), which appears on his list.  The rest of Scors­ese’s picks, along with relat­ed film clips, can be found here.

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