ACMI Presents SCORSESE Exhibition in Melbourne

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

What's your favourite Scorsese movie?  For me, it has always been Goodfellas. The 1990s movie based on the novel Wiseguy, remains in my top 5 'all-time' fav movies list. I don't know what that says about me, and my apparent love for glamourised crime (!) but Goodfellas, in my humble opinion, is one hell of an on-screen ride.

Goodfellas : 1990

That said, now that I've seen the SCORSESE Exhibition exclusive to Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), it appears I've got a whole lot more Scorsese movies to check out. The exhibition celebrates one of the most influential directors of our time; Martin Scorsese.

Scorsese and The Rolling Stones
Did you know, Scorsese has, to date, 60 director credits to his name? Who knew? Well known movies you may have seen; Mean Streets, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, The King of Comedy, Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Aviator, Hugo and The Wolf of Wall Street. Other movies, you may not know.

Scorsese's purpose in life was, and still is, to direct movies, demonstrated in his early childhood sketches, on display in ACMI's exclusive SCORSESE Exhibition. As a young boy, Scorsese spent much of his New York childhood at home or in his local cinema. His dream was to make films that honoured Hollywood yet retained much of the European traditions he grew up with.

SCORSESE Exhibition: Image c/o ACMI

In the SCORSESE Exhibition, you are given the opportunity to scour through 600 items of Scorsese's memorabilia, most of it sourced from his own private collection. Glimpse into the life of Scorsese's inspirational career, starting from his childhood and early family life. Enjoy movie snippets, behind-the-scenes photography shots of famed feature films, costumes, sketches, film scripts, storyboards and more.

SCORSESE Exhibition Image c/o ACMI
You will see five never-before-seen costumes from Scorsese movies you know and love; The Aviator, Hugo and Gangs of New York, all of which designed by Academy Award winner, Sandy Powell.

The SCORSESE Exhibition in Melbourne will run until Sunday 18 September, 2016. The exhibition is open 10am to 5pm every day, and until 9pm on Fridays. For tickets and more information, head to



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