Martin Scorsese’s 2013 Jefferson Lecture

Given for an audience at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this lecture does not have a lecture feel. It’s quite entertaining: a lot of film history is on display as Scorsese explores our primeval fascination with light and movement, from cave paintings to early French film artist George Méliès to Scorsese’s own celebration of Méliès, Hugo.

I promise: your film-language vocabulary will be greatly enriched. Enjoy.



One thought on “Martin Scorsese’s 2013 Jefferson Lecture

  1. Scorcese has a “primeval fascination” with violence and evil, like many Hollywood directors, and his movies are unfit to watch, but many people who claim to be Christian set aside and separate their Faith for the unfettered and full enjoyment of carnal themes.


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