50 Rarely Seen Images From Woodstock 1969

Woodstock Launched Martin Scorsese’s Career

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Martin Scorsese was hired as an assistant director for the 1970 documentary film Woodstock. He had the opportunity to do some editing work on the one hundred and twenty hours of footage from the festival.

It was his launching pad as a filmmaker. One of his jobs was to sit on a nine-foot-wide platform just to the right of the stage under a huge stack of speakers and watch out for shots they would want to include in the movie.