Inspired by how much I loved the chicanery in The Wolf of Wall Street, I recently put together a Martin Scorsese scatterplot/infograph for movies.com. It details his box office dollars (adjusted to 2013), Rotten Tomatoes scores, and frequent collaborators. It’s a quick and easy way to sum up his career.
You can find the infograph here. I love that it serves as a testament to the enduring skill of Scorsese. The infograph features 19 films (all of his feature length, non-documentary films), spread out over almost 40 years. Not one of them registered as rotten on Rotten Tomatoes. In fact, only two- TWO!- are under 70. Eight crossed the 90 barrier, and 13 are 80 or better. That’s astounding for a filmmaker with such a large volume of work. It’s worth noting that three of his films- Mean Streets (1973), Boxcar Bertha (1972), and Who’s That Knocking at my Door (1967)- did not have box office data available.
I’ve also made a handful of other pieces for both movies.com and Fandango. To catch you all up, this is what I’ve been working on lately.
Admittedly a little late, but here’s a flowchart- Which Movie Should You See This Holiday Season
A monthly recurring feature- The Month in Movies, featuring blu-ray releases, movies in theaters, and fun events that have happened in the world of movies during the month. Here is December and November.
And again, Scoring Scorsese