Martin Scorsese, the undoubted king of the gangster genre returns to home territory with 'The Irishman' - opening this week in our cinemas. In this three-part documentary from 1995, the director guides us through some of his favourite movies. This is no academic history, but a declaration of passion for cinema from one of its most celebrated contemporary practitioners.
Martin Scorsese's provides a fascinating exploration of some of the landmarks of American cinema, as well as some of its lesser known byways. Under chapter headings such as The Director's Dilemma or The Director as Iconoclast, Scorsese analyses the work of filmmakers as diverse as DW Griffith, FW Murnau, Sam Fuller and John Cassavetes.