Beyond the Edge of Frame: Raging Bull

by Andvarinn

Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) is the story of a middleweight boxer as he rises through ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown. He falls in love with a gorgeous girl from the Bronx. The inability to express his feelings enters into the ring and eventually takes over his life. He eventually is sent into a downward spiral that costs him everything. In this video essay, Andvari, discusses Martin Scorsese’s inspiration for the film Raging Bull, including boxer Jake LaMotta’s autobiography and Scorsese’s own personal experiences with drug addiction.

 

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