Martin Scorsese has really turned up the volume on projects themed around music and rock and roll in recent years. Following his and Mick Jagger‘s debacle of an HBO series in the quickly-canceled VINYL after one season in 2016, Scorsese will now look to further explore New York City’s vibrant music scene of the 1970s in a forthcoming documentary.
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According to reports shared on Wednesday, the film project is one of many which Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment is making an initiative in the coming years. Details on what the documentary could entail remain under wraps, but given Scorsese’s love for American rock and roll subjects, fans should expect plenty of loud content and unique footage whenever the documentary eventually comes to light.
As some may know, 1970s New York City was nothing like what the city is today. Times Square was filled with the likes of pimps, hookers, and drug dealers, and venues like Max’s Kansas City, CBGB, and The Fillmore East treated local fans to some of the best touring acts at the time. Ah, the good years.
Scorsese was a producer for Amir Bar-Lev‘s 2016 documentary about the Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip. Other rock-related films that Scorsese has directed or produced in recent years include Netflix‘s 2019 documentary on Bob Dylan‘s Rollin Thunder Revue Tour, a recently announced documentary about The Band entitled Once We Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, and the 2011 documentary on the life of George Harrison in Living in the Material World. But all these recent projects can be traced back to Scorsese’s groundbreaking 1976 documentary about The Band’s farewell concert of the same name, The Last Waltz.