Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Martin Scorsese's boyhood home

253 Elizabeth Street. Little Italy. New York, NY.

I'm not videotaping my life, but in a way I am trying to put certain things about myself on canvas.... 

...On the one hand, you're the same person, but as you get older, you change somewhat, and you never know how it's going to affect your work. (Martin Scorsese)


Elizabeth Street, from the third floor.

Scorsese from In The Neighborhood, a short film he made for the The Concert for New York City, a benefit that took place on October 20, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City in response to the 9/11 attacks:

...That was pretty much by point of view for most of my life downtown. From the third floor window looking down. That was only one floor away from the roof. The roof was like, well, the roof was like God's point of view. The roof was like heaven. It was the closest you could get to heaven. It was like an escape. The place where you could be alone, which was kind of important, especially if you were one of eight or nine kids, fourteen people living in three rooms, the way my parents were....

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