The video, dubbed The Martin Scorsese Film School, offers many great lessons on film history, film theory, and According to the Flavorwire article, the video includes clips from films mentioned in the “Scorsese 85″, along with audio clips (when possible) from Scorsese’s documentaries A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies and My Voyage to Italy.
Scorsese touches on cinema’s role in society, politics, and the human experience in short vignettes for each film. For example, he explains why certain films were so important historically — how gangster films transitioned into film noir at the end of Prohibition, how villainous “gangsters” turned into villainous “corporations” after WWII, and how McCarthyism and the Second Red Scare inspired many cinematic themes. You’ll also learn a great deal about what influenced and continues to influence Scorsese himself. He references many types of films and filmmakers, from the stylized cinematography of Orson Welles to the deeply personal films of John Cassavetes.
via No Film School.