Modern master

Martin Scorsese is a living legend of cinema, but that doesn't mean he'll shy away from productions like the 3D, family-friendly Hugo, writes Paul Byrne.

11th December, 2011
Modern master
Martin Scorsese: 'Crooks, scoundrels and psychopaths, those I understood most of my life, but children took a little longer to figure out'. Photo: CameraPress

The first thing that you notice about Martin Scorsese, as he strolls down the second floor hallway of London's Dorchester Hotel, is just how small this giant of modern cinema is. He's surrounded by three women, and each of them towers over him.

I've met Scorsese three times before but, each time, he was already sitting comfortably when I came into the room. Here, his height is a little more obvious.

Scorsese is 5'4". His...

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