Memory works by compartmentalization. Our minds often like to reduce data to patterns, and those patterns get compacted into simple categories. And so for many people Martin Scorsese
, despite having made The Last Waltz
and The Aviator
, is just a director of New York gangster movies. (Maybe with a slight detour up to Boston for The Departed
But those who really know Scorsese's career know that the path he has taken ...