A Trip Back To: The King of Comedy (1993)


To be Martin Scorsese must be a little frustrating. Here is a guy who has made all of these excellent films, and has received multiple Oscar nominations… and yet he only has one Oscar to his name. To further that, while most of Scorsese’s films become instant classics and are completely cherished, others don’t quite get their due. For every Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, there’s After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Shutter Island.

The King of Comedy, for understandable reasons, falls into the latter category.

Here is a really good movie that people don’t often speak of. Or, at least, in terms of his films, or even his collaborations with Robert De Niro. It’s not quite one of his best, but it’s also a worthy addition to his legacy for a number of reasons. (SIDENOTE: This film, in a number of ways, serves as the inspiration for the recent Oscar winner Joker).

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