Killer Martin Scorsese Montage from Last Night’s Golden Globe Awards

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While I didn’t think much of last night’s Golden Globe Awards, there were some highlights: Robert Downey Jr.’s acceptance speech, The Hangover winning Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), and the montage of Martin Scorsese’s films as part of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (HFPA) honoring of him with the Cecil B. DeMille award.  The montage made me want to go back and watch every Scorsese film I’ve seen and rent every one I haven’t.  If it didn’t end with a promo for Shutter Island, it would be perfect.

Scorsese’s speech was also magnificent.  Even before he got to the stage, you could tell that everyone in that room loved him.  It’s hard to be in Hollywood as long as Scorsese and not garner mixed feelings, but you look around that room and people aren’t just standing and applauding, but they’re smiling and cheering.  That doesn’t always happen.  Even at his most controversial (The Last Temptation of Christ), his filmmaking continues to grow, he tells stories that are about universal themes, directs the hell out of them, and its made him both beloved and respected.

Some directors receive this and they the briefly mention DeMille and then talk about their own history and thank the people along the way.  Scorsese, with his vast knowledge of cinema and his devotion to film preservation, understood the greater context of his place in film history.  He spoke about DeMille’s influence and importance, and why it’s so important to keep film preservation alive.  Martin Scorsese loves movies with all his heart and we feel the same way towards him.  Hit the jump to check out the montage and his speech.



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  • Scott Nye

    Much as I loved the moments you mentioned, this was by far the highlight of the night. So rare for a major, working director to speak with such love and affection (never mind knowledge) for cinema itself. It was a wonder, and I'm glad you called attention to it.

  • ColinJ

    Even now, at his age Scorsese has a command of compelling, energetic cinema language that schools every other director working today.

  • Greg Lindsay

    Could someone please tell me the name of the song that is played toward the end of the montage… starts with piano music…

  • Greg Lindsay

    Could someone please tell me the name of the song that is played toward the end of the montage… starts with piano music…

  • BundtCooker

    I, too, have been looking for the name of the song played at the end of the tribute. It ends with this huge crecendo and I remember it from the 60's or 70's (I think). My husband knows the melody, but we can't remember enough of it, or if it has any lyrics. If you have found out the title, please let us know. Thanks

  • BundtCooker

    Looking for the song played at the end of the 2010 Cecil B DeMille award to Martin Scorsese. I thinks it's from the 60's-70's. It has a huge crecendo at the end. Please help! We've been going crazy since the night of the show. Thanks.

  • BundtCooker

    I think we figured out the song at the end of the montage before the new movie preview. It may be the interlude in Eric Clapton's first Layla.

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