My Voyage to Italy (2001)



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Martin Scorsese talks about the movies and directors that most influenced his career in this survey of Italian cinema. Included: Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini and Michelangelo Antonioni.


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Directed, co- written and narrated by Scorsese, it's a deeply personal love letter to Italian cinema -- to his family, to the power of film to illuminate and change our lives.

Jun 10, 2002 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

All film epochs in other cultures should be so lucky to receive such a celebration.

Oct 30, 2001 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Firmly establishes the brilliant filmmaker as invaluable an educator as he is a director.

Oct 18, 2001

Will forever change and deepen the way you look at cinema.

Oct 12, 2001 | Full Review…

A don't miss one for so-called film buffs.

Oct 9, 2009 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Scorsese's exuberance as a die-hard movie buff is, as always, positively infectious.

Jul 21, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for My Voyage to Italy


I admire Martin Scorcese's dedication to film and acknowledgement of neo-realism's influence on his work. This review will introduce Italian cinema to a wider audience and increase appreciation even for the most dedicated cinephiles. While Scorcese's discussion covers the neo-realists (Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini, Antonioni), it emphasizes Rossellini's work. Granted, Rossellini is the progenitor of the 'movement,' but this tribute spent half of its four hour duration on one director. Personally, I don't see 'Voyage to Italy' as the turning point for new cinematic opportunities. Visconti and Fellini were also pushing the boundaries in their works. Also, Antonioni's early neo-realistic work is not even mentioned. But, this is Scorcese's opinion and view of these milestone films, not mine. The purpose of this documentary is achieved ~ You are seduced and motivated to experience these amazing films in their entirety and form your own opinions.

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

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scorsese's impassioned overview of the landmarks of postwar italian cinema on youtube:

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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Scorsese presents a fascinating documentary of his personal highlights of Italian cinema. Watching Scorsese talk about the first time he saw these films growing up in New York and the influence they have had on him is a joy. With the depth he goes into about these films and the amount of lengthy clips shown, you can feel his passion for these films and the eagerness he has to share them with today's generation of young film lovers. A new favourite of mine in the documentary genre, it's made me want to check out more work from the likes of Rossellini, Fellini and Antonioni.

Emily B.
Emily B.

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Good Doc on the impact of classic Italian cinema.

Michael S
Michael S

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