Our next guest is something of a mystery. In fact, they are everything of a mystery. And in order to preserve that mystery, we’re not actually going to tell you who it is.
If all this sounds incredibly enigmatic, then… yes. That’s what we’re going for. You’ll find out why in about a week-and-a-half.
But we can answer the other question usually raised by these announcement posts: which filmmaker will we be the topic of discussion?
Well, go home and get your shinebox, wipe the scum off the streets, and ship yourself up to Boston, because we’re going to be talking Martin Scorsese over here!
If you’re not familiar of his work, Scorsese is the filmmaker behind the likes of Boxcar Bertha, Mean Streets, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, New York New York, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Color of Money, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Age of Innocence, Casino, Kundun, Bringing Out the Dead, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, No Direction Home, The Departed, Shine a Light, Shutter Island, Hugo, The Wolf of Wall Street, Silence, and a whole lot more besides.
He was one of the key figures of the American New Wave, and arguably the most consistently successful filmmaker of that generation. He’s also something of an icon in his own right, his unmistakable rapid-fire voice forever associated with the passionate praise of all the cinema he adores. Between his work as filmmaker and fan, he’s perhaps the most effective advocate film has ever had.
So what is it about his works that appeals to us, to the world, and to whoever our guest may be?
Join us on April 30 for a personal journey through Scorsese movies in what will perhaps be the biggest episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates ever.