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December 5, 2019
DIRECTOR SCORSESE WILL LOOK BACK AT NEW YORK’S 70'S MUSIC SCENE

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While Martin Scorsese’s latest film is generating enormous buzz, the director is already starting his next project, a documentary on New York City’s music scene during the 1970s. The subject matter won’t be too far from Scorsese’s recent short-lived fictional series VINYL, which he and Mick Jagger co-created for HBO. VINYL was cancelled before the story line had the chance to scratch the surface of the Punk Rock era in New York. Now, Scorsese will get a second chance with an unscripted account of what really happened at such venues as CBGBs, Mercer Arts Center and Max’s Kansas City, along with chronicling the emergence of artists like New York Dolls, Ramones, Blondie, and Patti Smith, to name a few.

DIRECTOR SCORSESE WILL LOOK BACK AT NEW YORK’S 70'S MUSIC SCENE
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Based on Scorsese’s earlier documentary work, we can expect a lengthy in-depth look at not only the music of the 1970s, but also New York City itself, which was far different from today. Was the city better or worse then? It depends on who you ask, but you can get a feel for what it was like with Scorsese’s 1976 psychological thriller, “Taxi Driver”. There’s no word yet how or when the untitled documentary will be distributed.