At this point in his career, Martin Scorsese has ascended from auteur to national treasure. Not only is he still making great movies, reaching ever-younger audiences, and exploring new technology — in fact, he accomplished all three of these feats with Hugo – but he’s also hugely important in the film preservation movement, and just generally excited to share his limitless knowledge of cinema. Flavorwire’s own film editor, Jason Bailey, recently put together a fascinating video essay compiling the must-see flicks Scorsese shouted out in an epic Fast Company interview. Happily, there are more recommendations where those came from; Reddit picked up a list the director sent an aspiring filmmaker, Colin Levy, of essential foreign movies to “jump start [his] film education.” We co-sign the whole damn thing and are especially thrilled to know that Marty’s a big Fassbender fan. See the syllabus after the jump, and update your Netflix queue accordingly.
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