Feb. 17, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST
Love everything he's been doing in the last ten years.
Feb. 17, 2011, 9:05 a.m. CST
I love everything he's ever done but the last ten years have been a different period for him.
Feb. 17, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST
The George Harrison documentary which has been in post-production for a long time.
Feb. 17, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST
These all sound very interesting, but what about The Irishman? Pacino, DeNiro & Pesci! That's the film I want. As long as we get it eventually, I suppose I'm happy to wait for him to make 3 other films first. It's a good time to be a Scorsese fan.
Feb. 17, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST
Shouldn't wait too long to make this, people involved aren't getting any younger. And time is not making Marty more interested in his held back movie ideas (like Dino, Sinatra and the Rise of Theodore Roosevelt). They get abandoned.
Feb. 17, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST
And it's going to suck ass more than anything has ever sucked ass. I don't think it'll be any of these. Hopefully, god willing, he's got another 4-5 years left. But I know, at some point, there's going to be something I desperately want him to make, and then he'll die. I can't ever bear the thought of Scorsese being dead. What will movies even mean anymore? It's like of Kubrick was still alive, but made films more than once a decade, and then died. It'll be such an unfillable void.
Feb. 17, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST
The DiCaprio era of Scorsese's oeuvre can clearly be seen as his B-side of lesser work. He's becoming just another Hollywood filmmaker, steadily with each new film. He needs to team up with great writers again, like Schrader and Mardik Martin. None of this William Monahan business. How hard is it to adapt a remake anyway? Fucking child's play. And why is Scorsese so obsessed with making movies that have already been made? There is already a very highly regarded film version of Silence by Masahiro Shinoda that I am sure Scorsese has seen dozens of times. Find an original story !!
Feb. 17, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST
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Feb. 17, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST
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Really? Nothing against Leo, he aint bad and can sometimes be really good, but there are so many good actors out there...
Feb. 17, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST
Kundun? Pretentious and boring. Bringing out the dead? Too flashy, no structure. Gangs of New York? They butchered the magnificent Jay Cocks screenplay. The Aviator? Bland, hard to sympathise with any character. The Departed? Everybody trying too hard, Nicholson OTT, Farmiga out of her depth, poor script. Shutter Island? Shit Island.
Feb. 17, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST
We're so lucky this guy is still around and still making incredible films. And I hate it when people say DiCaprio isn't a good actor. Even if you don't like his acting, you gotta respect the guy for being in four (and eventually to be in six) Scorsese films!
Feb. 17, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST
I think he should remake Raging Bull with Leo, or at least team up with Lucas and super impose him into the movie. Caesar caesarandotto.com
Feb. 17, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST
Kind of a fun little flick, a poor man's "Wall Street." Whatever you do next, Marty, I'll see, but you have a lot to make up for after "Shutter Island."
Feb. 17, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST
I thought you were done sucking Di Caprio's cock, but obviously not...
Feb. 17, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST
Goodfellas. If you make the greatest film in movie history, you deserve an award. Just sayin'
Feb. 17, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST
The scene showing all the dudes watching Wall Street and hanging on Gecko's words the same way a bunch of wannabe gangstas worship Tony Montana is brilliant.
Feb. 17, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST
are probably an absolute minimum of 30 years old. Only older people think movies like The Departed aren't as good (and in some ways, better than) Goodfellas, etc. It's natural, a sign of the times. Guaranteed, when my generation is in the late 30's-50's demographic, the shit we grew up with will be untouchably perfect (No Country For Old Men, The Departed, The Social Network, There Will Be Blood, etc.) and all the new stuff just "won't be as good".
Feb. 17, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST
Doesn't Scorcese announce a "new movie" every like six months? How often do they actually get made? Not that I wouldn't like this, but I do agree that the DiCap/Scor tag-team is getting a bit tired. Use some other actors for christssake.
Feb. 17, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST
...I feel he hasn't made an out-and-out masterpiece since 'The Age of Innocence.' And to Sardonic--yes, I'm over 30. Nearly 40, in fact. I guess it makes a difference if you saw 'Goodfellas' in a theater on its first run. There was just nothing like it, but it's been so widely imitated since then that it becomes harder for new audiences to recognize its achievement with each passing year. Scorsese has even imitated it himself--for all its ambition, 'Casino' generally comes off like a flashy, pale imitation of it. 'Kundun' and 'Gangs' are as close as he's gotten to making a masterpiece since, but it's still hard for me to fully embrace either. Wish they'd come out in decent blu-ray versions, though. 'The Aviator,' 'The Departed' and 'Shutter Island' felt like films that any number of competent directors could have made. None of them are bad--they have flashes of greatness. But none of them hit it out of the park, at least for me. When I hear Scorsese is teaming with DiCaprio again, it's a bit like hearing Spielberg is shooting another David Koepp script. The results will probably be pretty solid, but it's hard to get really excited (even though I am a DiCaprio fan). At this point, I want Scorsese to blow out the cobwebs by doing as many "departure" projects as possible. That's why I'm pretty optimistic about "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," and "Silence."
Feb. 17, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST
Shutter Island was not so good. Kundun, Bringing out the Dead, Aviator = excellence. Gangs of New York was his greatest recent film. I think he is just held to a higher standard than most. Casino was great, but kind of a Goodfellas Lite. I liked the Departed but it just bugs me that this was his Oscar winner, not Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver or one of my personal favorites, Last Temptation of Christ.
Feb. 17, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST
Both sound intresting. Leonardo, is really a sure thing when it comes to movies in the last 5 years. He more than anything really revived Scorsese's career.
Feb. 17, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST
would think that all Scorsese's films since Casino have been shit. If only Scorsese could make films as good as Nolan huh?
Feb. 17, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST
Sounds awesome, and Scorsese is a massive Kurosawa nut.
Feb. 17, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST
Seriously contemplative film with a religiously shocking ending... haunted me for a year after finishing the book... can't wait to see it...
Feb. 17, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2011, 5 p.m. CST
where he sells mp3 commentary tracks for films. I like his movies, but I love his insights on other movies.
Feb. 17, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST
Commentary track gold: Scorsese, Waters, John Carpenter.
Feb. 17, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST
but can't they go with someone else? He's a bit over exposed, even though he is excellent.
Feb. 17, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST
been doing it for decades-- evolve with the times-- aint slowing down-- sometimes slipping-- sometimes genius-- never boring.
Feb. 17, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST
is an amazing subject for a film.i'm a ny stockbroker and worked @ several of jordy's firms in the 90's.boiler room-while way more accurate than wall street-only scratched the surface of the insanity that went on back then.the man controlled several firms,made multimiullionaires out of guys str8 off the street and lived a completely insane life.scorcese is the perfect director for this-he should do it b4 some japanese historical bs.this could easily be as good as or better than goodfellas.
Feb. 17, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST
Anybody remember Dickie? Scorsese apologist par excellence, who poured forth digital reams in praise of his idol, and said of GANGS OF NEW YORK something like "No film this year reached so high, or achieved so much"? I wonder what the vanished Dickie Greenleaf would say about movies like SHUTTER ISLAND and THE DEPARTED, or Scorsese's endless announcements that never bear fruit; or his repetitive relationship with Leo, he of the perpetually furrowed brow? I mean whatever you want to say of De Niro, there's no obvious connection between Travis Bickle, Jake La Motta, Jimmy Conway, Max Cady and -- well, Ace Rothstein and Jimmy, okay, but they were *subtly* different. But DiCaprio's characters in GANGS, AVIATOR, DEPARTED and SHUTTER -- and how significant is it that other than Howard Hughes, I can only remember the name of the SHUTTER ISLAND one, and only from the oft-repeated trailer ("Pull yourself together, Teddy")? -- those are all basically the same guy, intense, humorless, driven, unstable (except for GANGS-Leo)... Is there any defending such monotonous mediocrity? Dickie, are you out there?
Feb. 17, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST
They're good fuckin' movies, with solid performances. Get over it.
Feb. 17, 2011, 11:53 p.m. CST
Too fucking funny!
Feb. 18, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST
Scorcese's wasting his golden years on this pablum? Back in the Seventies and Eighties he was probably the most important American director around. A flip side to Spielberg's happy west coast attitude. Now we have the Coens who've never compromised and kept churning out movies most great some okay but kept at it until the audience caught up with them. You see Scorcese lowered himself to increase his appeal whilst the Coens forced audiences though word-of-mouth to see movies they normally wouldn't be interested in I guess he was maybe tired of having to constantly fight for funding and then he met a decent actor with movie-star good looks and great box office appeal and his fate was sealed. Now it's this populist garbage that he spews out. What can you say? His seminal classics never made him any money and never got him that Oscar...
Feb. 18, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST
Feb. 18, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST
Too often this movie has been postphoned. Scorsese has been anouncing this movie since THE AVIATOR. Scorsese has been making THE AVIATOR, THE DEPARTED and SHUTTER ISLAND so he can gain favours and studio banking to make SILENCE. SILENCE is the movie he really wants to make. Scorsese's SILENCE will actually a sort-of- remake, in fact. The book was first adapted to the screens in 1971, it was a japanese movie. The japanese movie is quite good, if little known today. SILENCE will not be an easy movie for many chritians, specially the way it depicts the sacrifices a christian might have to make to when persecuted. and the greatest sacrifice as depicted and supported by the book is one that most christians would not be too cool about. The book was writen by a catholic japanese author, and his and his fellow japanese catholic fellows is the catholicism of persecution. Catholics were specially persecuted and despised in Japan's society. Their approach to catholic theology can differ quite well from that of europe or the americas, where it was dominant or well founded in their socieities. In Japan, to be catholic meant persecution. SILENCE deals with that. But deals with it in a suprising different way then one might expect. When Scorsese finally makes this movie, the responses might, might be almost as contorvertial as THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. Can't wait for this movie. And then there's the cool fact that the europeans in the film are portugueses.
Feb. 18, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST
So you have seen the japanese movie version of SILENCE, hem? What you think of it? And by the way, i love your nick. I really liked the Incal comics. Well, the older ones, because aparently there is a sequel and i never read that nor i'm too interest, to be frank.
Feb. 18, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST
No Country For Old Men, The Social Network and There Will Be Blood are movies for the ages (The Departed not so much), and i don't need to be in the newer generation age bracket or your generation to think like that. I was born in 1971, and i have no difficulty whatsoever in realising how great those aforementioned movies are (except The Departed). I don't let nostalgia over-rule my perceptions of the movies, be they made in the past or present, or the future movies to be. To say that Scoersese's movies he made in the 1970s and 80s were better then the movie he made today. That's undeniable.
Feb. 18, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST
SHUTTER ISLAND surpassed my expectations. But i really was disapointed with THE DEPARTED. THE AVIATOR and GANGS OF NEW YORK were alright.
Feb. 18, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST
I wish it weren't...
Feb. 21, 2011, 6:17 a.m. CST
I chose this name in 1999! And further to Plathismo, I am 32 and the benefit of growing up on 70's classics in the 80's, the 80's classics in the 90's. Its nothing to do with age all to do with taste, knowledge and appreciation.