THE COLOR OF MONEY
1986, Buena Vista Pictures, 119 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

Paul Newman took home a long overdue Best Actor Oscar for reprising his role as pool shark Fast Eddie Felson in this follow-up to 1961’s THE HUSTLER. Here Fast Eddie returns to the game to show a talented younger player (Tom Cruise) how to work the tables for money, and - in a final match between teacher and student - how to sink the shots that really count. With Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.


THE LAST WALTZ
1978, MGM Repertory, 117 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

"It Started as a Concert. It Became a Celebration. Now It's a Legend." On Thanksgiving Day 1976, 5,000 cheering fans gathered for the historic farewell concert of The Band. Martin Scorsese provides fascinating interviews with Band members, but the film's real hook is the stage show: A rotation of rock legends including Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Neil Young join The Band in one of the greatest concert films ever made.


CASINO
1995, Universal, 178 min, USA, Dir: Martin Scorsese

The mob places master sports bookie Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro) in Las Vegas to run the town, a plan that goes awry when Ace falls for opportunistic hooker Ginger (Sharon Stone in an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance). Cinematically spectacular.


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