Martin Scorsese is undoubtedly one of the greatest American film directors of his generation. This quiz will challenge your knowledge of his entire filmography, the actors he's worked with and the methods he uses to create his films.
What was Scorsese's first feature film?
"Who's That Knocking at My Door"
What was the title of the documentary Scorsese filmed depicting the farewell performance of The Band?
"Shine a Light"
"The Last Waltz"
What actor did Scorsese work with eight times on films like "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull" and "Casino"?
Robert De Niro
"Mean Streets" was the first Scorsese movie to deal with a theme he'd turn to several more times. What is the theme?
life in and around Mafia crime families
sex workers encountering obstacles as they try to break away from their past lives
the allure and danger of street racing
In "Taxi Driver," when De Niro says the famous "you talkin' to me?" line, who is he talking to?
himself, in the mirror
the secret service agent trying to apprehend him at the rally
Sport, Iris' pimp
What two television series did Scorsese direct the pilot episodes of?
"Breaking Bad" and "Penny Dreadful"
"Boardwalk Empire" and "Vinyl"
"Oz" and "The Sopranos"
What is the name of the corrupt investment firm in "The Wolf of Wall Street"?
Stuart, McElroy & Garner
Scorsese was offered a chance to direct "Boxcar Bertha" by what legendary low-budget director/producer?
The novel "The Executioners" was adapted into what Scorsese movie (the second time it was adapted)?
What is protagonist Sam Rothstein's occupation at the beginning and end of "Casino"?
used car salesman
What Scorsese movie stars Nicolas Cage and Ving Rhames as paramedics dealing with a drug epidemic in New York?
"Bringing Out the Dead"
"Raging Bull" is a fictionalized account of what boxer's life?
How did Scorsese emphasize the feelings of exhaustion, isolation and despair in the fights where LaMotta wasn't doing well?
He filmed the fights using extremely distant camera angles.
He filmed the fights in a dark, empty studio.
He filmed the fights in a boxing ring of exaggerated size.
What is notable about the scene in "Goodfellas" in which Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco walk into the Copacabana restaurant and nightclub?
It's a single unedited tracking shot that's more than three minutes long.
Actual New York mobsters were in the club at the time the scene was shot.
Much of the background of the scene was computer generated, the first time such technology had been used in a major film.
What movie won Scorsese his only Oscar for best director?
What Scorsese movie was shot in 3-D?
What movie was the first collaboration between Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio?
"The Age of Innocence"
"Gangs of New York"
What is the name of the book "Goodfellas" is adapted from?
"In No Uncertain Terms"
What Scorsese film was heavily protested and remains banned in some countries even today?
"The Last Temptation of Christ"
In what movie does Joe Pesci deliver his "funny how? Like funny like I'm a clown? How am I funny?" line?
"The King of Comedy" stars what famous comedian from the 1950s, '60s and '70s?
"New York, New York" stands out from the rest of Scorsese's filmography for what reason?
It's the only Scorsese movie to lose money at the box office.
It's a musical.
It's a stage play that was shot live in front of an audience.
What is "The Color of Money" about?
a young man rising through the ranks of the Mafia
corrupt Wall Street investors
The setting of "Shutter Island" is …
an abandoned orphanage
a World War II munitions bunker
a mental hospital
In "The Aviator," Leonardo DiCaprio portrays what wealthy inventor, filmmaker and businessman?
Ellen Burstyn won the best actress Oscar for her role in what Scorsese movie?
"Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore"
What Scorsese movie was John Hinckley Jr. obsessed with, inspiring his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan?
What rock star was cast as Pontius Pilate in "The Last Temptation of Christ"?
"No Direction Home" is a documentary about the early career of what iconic musician and songwriter?
Speaking of Rolling Stones, what is the title of the 2008 concert film Scorsese made featuring that band?