Martin Scorsese’s fascination with religion started at a very early age. His Catholic upbringing in Little Italy is well documented. Young Marty was not just going through the motions: this former altar boy seriously contemplated a career in the clergy. In the end, he chose cinema over a soutane.
But religion in general and Catholicism in particular stayed with him. His films are infused with Catholic iconography, his mise-en-scène is often informed by his religion’s rituals. The religious references in Scorsese’s movies are as omnipresent as the Biblical God, as is illustrated in this supercut of religious imagery.
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