Last month, Billboard reported that filmmaker Martin Scorsese was set to direct a movie about The Ramones. This development was unsurprising to most filmgoers, as the director’s enthusiasm for popular music is well documented.
From the psychedelic sounds present in “Who’s That Knocking At My Door” to the nearly unrecognizable bars of Khoomei –– colloquially coined Mongolian throat singing –– embedded in the sundry sonic fabric that enwraps “Gangs of New York,” Scorsese consistently draws on a variety of musical traditions in order to add narrative layers and augment key characters.
The graphic below displays a genre-based, film-by-film breakdown of Scorsese’s musical tendencies.
Note: the graphic excludes documentaries because “Shine A Light” is cheating.