Tim Luecke was inspired by Martin Scorsese’s 4-hour Personal Journey through American Movies and decided to design a deck of playing cards featuring influential film directors from the past century, along with stylized versions of some of their most famous shots. So it was natural that the first person in Film Directors Playing Card Deck was Martin Scorsese – the Ace of Spades and the King of Spades.
Tim Luecke is an Intern at Marvel Entertainment, Student at Fordham University and, as he says, “art person at heart“. His project is active. You can see below several finished playing cards (two editions of them).
© Tim Luecke
The King of Spades – Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor and film historian. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest directors of all time. He founded a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation in 1990 – the Film Foundation. Then Martin founded the World Cinema Foundation in 2007. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and DGA Awards.
The Ace of Spades – a stylized version of Martin’s Raging Bull (1980) with Robert De Niro.