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No doubt some readers will disagree with my choices, which I hope will spark reflection on Scorsese’s lasting legacy. After so many years, it’s clear that he is not a director who produces only one kind of movie: He has given us crime thrillers (The Departed), family films (Hugo), heartbreaking psychological horror movies (Shutter Island), dark comedies (After Hours), biopics (The Aviator), religious dramas (The Last Temptation of Christ, Kundun), compelling character studies (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy) and a few films that speak to his Little Italy childhood (Mean Streets, Goodfellas). No one book could hope to be a definitive summation of such a multifaceted talent, so let Ten Scenes get the conversation started, rather than serving as the final word.