Yes, for crying out loud, we're looking at you! Scorsese exhibition opens in Berlin
It seems the hit Tim Burton MoMA show sparked a trend.
An exhibition chronicling U.S. director Martin Scorcese's lifetime of work opened today at a Berlin film and television museum (Deutsche Kinemathek Film and Television Museum).
Divided into nine themes -- Family, Brothers, Men and Women, Lonely Heroes, New York, Cinema, Cinematography, Editing and Music -- this is the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the prolific filmmaker, who the museum calls "one of the most important directors of our time."
Scorsese opened his extensive private archives for the show, loaning personal items such as his record collection, the entire living room wall of his parents' home and his first storyboard, which he created when he was 11 years old.
In addition to some 600 items, including props, photographs and film clips, the exhibition displays costumes and documents on loan from Robert De Niro's private collection.
The U.S. actor is one of Scorsese's most frequent collaborators on film. The pair have made eight feature films together to date.
The exhibit pays particular tribute to New York, especially Little Italy where the director grew up. A model of the city pinpointing the settings of the director's movies was installed for the occasion.
Scorsese and German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, director of photography for Scorsese movies such as "The Departed" and "Gangs of New York," narrate the audio guides for the exhibition in English and German.
January 10-May 12
Deutsche Kinemathek Film and Television Museum
Potsdamer Straße 2, D-10785 Berlin-Tiergarten; +49 30 300903 0; Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; admission: 5€ (US$6.50) for adults, 2€ for children www.deutsche-kinemathek.de