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Raging Bull: How Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Joe Pesci told the story of the film | Ents & Arts News

Raging Bull, the dark and relentless tale of violent boxer Jake LaMotta, is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, and certainly one of the best works of actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese. For the past year, British writer Jay Glennie has been working with De Niro and Scorsese to tell the story of the making of the film.

When you chat with Robert De Niro, you are told to call him Bob. To Jay Glennie, a writer from Essex who first tried his luck by emailing the star’s reps in late 2016, it initially seemed odd. It was the Robert de niro, a childhood hero, one of the most revered actors in the world. But her father is Mr. Robert De Niro, the star says. So it was Bob.

This first conversation sparked the start of a friendship that led to Glennie’s latest work, Raging Bull: The Making Of, featuring not only De Niro sharing his memories and photos, but the director as well. Martin scorsese and other stars and crew, including the rarely interviewed Joe Pesci.

Robert De Niro in Raging Bull.  Photo: Brian Hamill, courtesy of Coattail Publications
De Niro won an Oscar for his portrayal of boxer Jake LaMotta. Pic: Brian Hamill / Coattail Publications
Raging Bull, Robert De Niro.  Photo: Robert De Niro Archives Courtesy of Coattail Publications
Archival footage shows how De Niro was transformed into character. Pic: Robert De Niro Archives / Harry Ransom Center / Coattail Publications

It’s the result of dozens of Zoom conversations throughout the lockdown, passing meticulously detail after detail, and a dig in the De Niro and Scorsese archives. “Like all of us, there was that initial worry in March [2020]”Said Glennie.” Raging Bull has kept me sane, which is a weird thing to say because it’s the most hostile, toughest watch you can imagine. But it did, it kept me sane while writing the book. “

Raging Bull is the second book Glennie has worked on with De Niro; the first was One Shot: The Making of The Deer Hunter, released in January 2020 …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 15:57:00