Check Out the Overhead Shots in Films by Martin Scorsese [NSFW]

It’s fairly easy to recognize a film made by Martin Scorsese: there are scenes in slow motion mixed with wonderful long tracking shots. The stories are often about gangsters or corruption or New York, and you can bet De Niro or DiCaprio will be in them. Oh and his movies almost always include overhead shots—or as Jorge Luengo Ruiz, the person who stitched together this video, calls it: “God’s view.” And you know God would definitely watch Scorsese.

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In this video, there are scenes from pretty much all his movies, from Goodfellas and Taxi Driver, to Raging Bull and Casino, to Wolf of Wall Street and even Hugo. It’s kind of interesting to see his movies a step away from the action like this.

Word of warning for the prudes, the video gets a tad NSFW.

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Loved seeing this montage of smartly and passionately directed masterpiece level overhead shots. Scorsese is a talented cinema amalgamation of his cultural absorption, upbringing, wide ranging influences, sense of self and superior visualization abilities. Old school wise and compelled to meticulously plan and compose every shot, it has been said he has the gift of being able to storyboard the entire film in his mind before committing any of it to “celluloid” (or equivalent). The ugly can be beautiful and vice versa in Signore Scorsese’ world.