Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull

Martin Scorsese once suggested a surprising source of inspiration for his classic boxing film, Raging Bull. "The only person who had the right attitude about boxing in the movies for me," he declared, "was [comic actor] Buster Keaton."

[Scorsese on sports? "Anything with a ball, no good."]

["One of Martin Scorsese's most distinctive memories from youth was, as an asthmatic child in Little Italy, seeing a gang of toughs fight in the street and afterward witnessing one of the guys kissing the knife he used."]

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