Magazine article Variety

Scorsese Renews Passion for Film Foundation Daily

Magazine article Variety

Scorsese Renews Passion for Film Foundation Daily

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CREATIVE CONSCIENCE AWARD

Martin Scorsese's name has become almost synonymous with the struggle for film preservation - well, that and crime movies - but his passion for the cause runs even deeper than people realize.

"It's a daily commitment for him," says Film Foundation executive director Margaret Bodde. "He is not a figurehead at the Film Foundation. He's really the engine of it."

Scorsese takes time to meet and strategize on projects even during the shooting of his own films, meeting with Bodde and other staffers, as well as archivists. He'll even screen restorations in progress and offer feedback.

"It's part of his work and it fuels the foundation, but it also fuels him," says Bodde. "He's driven by and motivated by films from the past, and it excites him to know he's making a difference."

The Film Foundation itself is Scorsese's baby, though it's not his alone. …

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