Martin Scorsese, giant in Hollywood despite being adorably diminutive, was honored tonight at the Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the field of entertainment. Last year, we saw Scorsese present the award to his friend, fellow blockbuster film director Steven Spielberg; this year, Scorsese himself was honored, with a presentation by longtime moviemaker partner Robert De Niro and more recent filmic muse Leonardo DiCaprio.
The friendship between De Niro and Scorsese is deep — Mediaite readers will recall that Scorsese honored De Niro at the Kennedy Center Honors a few months ago; tonight, De Niro said of his longtime friend: “I wouldn’t be here tonight if it weren’t for you and the work we’ve done together.” Then Leo said something about searching YouTube for Scorsese movie-canister porn, which was an odd visual.
A less odd visual: The *incredible* montage from Scorsese films, the title cards of which could make up their own montage: Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Aviator, Raging Bul, Casino, The Departed, Mean Streets, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More, The Color of Money, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, The Age of Innocense, Bringing Out The Dead, The Kings of Comedy, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Gangs of New York. I’m sure I missed some, but they didn’t — for a film lover it is truly, truly an amazing spectacle. Or, as Michelle Collins wrote over at Best Week Ever: “This Scorcese montage is truly a cinematic orgasm. Kundun being the awkward few minutes after the deed has been done.” Ha. Poor Kundun. Watch and enjoy below.
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