“The Band Wagon” (1953)
In 2012, Scorsese was the cover star for an issue of Fast Company Magazine. In addition to the main profile, the publication also released a list of the whopping 85 films the director mentioned during the interview — some in passing, some in-depth.
One film Scorsese praised was “The Band Wagon,” a Vincente Minnelli musical starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse as bickering stars of a Broadway production. “It’s my favorite of the Vincente Minnelli musicals,” Scorsese said. “I love the storyline that combines Faust and a musical comedy, and the disaster that results.”