If you have a film lover in your life—someone who watches the DVD extras—Scorsese on Scorsese (Phaidon, $69.95) is the book to get. It’s impossible to consider the last four decades of film-making without thinking of Martin Scorsese. Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, and The Departed show both the amazing variety of his work and his iconic position among directors. Michael Henry Wilson has spent those years developing a unique relationship with Scorsese, as both an interviewer and a collaborator. This connection has resulted in the labor of love that is this rich montage of a book, brimming with behind-the-scenes photographs, storyboards, scripts, and the director’s reflections on his work.
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