Raging Bull*

  • 1980 ----- b & w ----- 128 min ----- laserdisc///
  • (Directed by Martin Scorsese, screenplay by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin based on the book by Jake LaMotta; with Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci) Martin Scorsese's film based on the life of the former middleweight boxing champ Jake LaMotta is a biography of the prizefight genre; it's also about movies and about violence it's about gritty visual rhythm, it's about Brando, it's about the two Godfather pictures--it's about Scorsese and De Niro's trying to top what they've done and what everybody else has done.--Pauline Kael. (Includes Original Theatrical Trailer) [Letterboxed] (Funded by Friends of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Biography, Literature: American, Motion Pictures: Features)