In Their Words — Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jerry Lewis, Robert DeNiro, and Scorsese Taking a Break During 'King of Comedy' (1981)
Jerry Lewis, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese taking a break during The King of Comedy (1983)

The cinema began with a passionate relationship between celluloid and the artists and craftsmen and technicians who handled it, manipulated it, and came to know it in the way a lover comes to know every inch of the body of the beloved. No matter where the cinema goes, we cannot afford to lose sight of the beginning.

—Martin Scorsese