Martin Scorsese Spent His 75th Birthday Filming ‘The Irishman’ in the Cold Night

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 at 5:12 am by

On the occasion of his 75th birthday, Martin Scorsese spent Friday evening on the not-so-mean streets of the Lower East Side. Filming the much-hyped film for Netflix, The Irishman.

(The crew all sported big buttons reading “I’m a friend of Marty Scorsese” to celebrate his age milestone.)

For twelve hours, the corner Orchard and Broome Streets was remade into Mulberry and Hester for the film cameras. The goodfellas were out and about – co-stars Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were there.

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This enormous cosmetic undertaking – weeks of installation, in fact – was for just a mere fifteen minutes of screen time. We are told that the scene in question is the infamous murder of “Crazy” Joe Gallo, who was gunned down at Umberto’s Clam House in 1972. The gangster had been there with family to celebrate his 43rd birthday when gunmen burst in and shot him five times. Gallo stumbled onto the sidewalk, collapsed, and was rushed to the hospital before dying. (The shot above shows this.)

Below is Scorsese celebrating his 75th with Pesci and De Niro…

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