Martin Scorsese has revealed his regret over one of his many collaborations with Leonardo DiCaprio in a thoughtful interview reflecting on his six-decade career.
The legendary director, 80, who has directed DiCaprio eight times, including his most recent drama, Moonflower Killersadmitted that in recent years, he has been stressed out by one particular release.
Talk to GQScorsese looked at the psychological thriller Shutter IslandHe suggested that he should not agree to direct it.
According to the director, this decision was made in the wake of his long-awaited success at the Oscars.
He is riding high after winning his first Best Director award for the 2006 crime drama The late oneScorsese felt “encouraged” to take on the task Shutter Island -But, in hindsight, he wished he had attached himself to a different project instead.
Winning the Oscar “encouraged me to do another picture with her,” he told the outlet Shutter Island“But it turns out I probably should have kept doing it.” Silence“.
Silence It was Scorsese’s passion project, starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, which he completed in 2016. Adapted from Shusaku Endo’s novel of the same name, the film follows two Jesuit priests as they travel to Japan on a mission to locate their teacher.
Shutter Islandbased on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, received generally positive reviews upon its release in 2011, and was even selected by the National Board of Review as one of the 10 best films of the year.
However, in recent years, it seems to be increasingly viewed as a less important work by the director compared to his more critically acclaimed works, including taxi driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980) and Age of innocence (1993).
It is also the director’s only feature film, released in the past two decades, to not receive any Academy Award nominations.
It’s unclear whether Scorsese’s comments also refer to the two films he made before 2016. Silence – Hugo (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Elsewhere in the new interview, Scorsese also touched on his many other collaborations with DiCaprio, the first of which arrived in 2002 with gangs of new york – A photo session that the director says he suffered from due to the interference of producer Harvey Weinstein.
In the interview, Scorsese said that Weinstein’s interference, which caused him to demand the film’s budget and running time, made him “realize that I couldn’t function if I had to make films this way again.”
He added, “If this was the only way I could be allowed to make films, I would have to stop. Because the results were not satisfactory it was very difficult at times, and I could not survive it. I would be dead. That’s how I decided.”
However, Scorsese was tempted to return the pilot (2004), his second collaboration with DiCaprio, in which he was “forced” to work with Weinstein again. Filming went well until the last few weeks of editing when Weinstein’s company at the time, Miramax, “came in and did some things that I felt were very mean,” the director said.
Scorsese suggests in the interview that despite the difficulties in both Gangs of New York And the pilotHe is happy with the outcome of both films.
Moonflower Killers is an adaptation of David Grann’s non-fiction book documenting the series of murders that plagued the Osage Indian tribe of Oklahoma during the 1920s after oil was found on their lands. This case was considered the first murder investigation conducted by the FBI.
The IndependentFilm critic Clarice Loughrey, in her five-star review, said the film had “traditional Scorsese fixations: the rotten heart of the human heart; the rotten heart of the human heart.” How force generates the drive for destruction; “The Myths of Cowboys and Outlaws and the Dirty Truth of Them.”
Moonflower Killers It will be the 80-year-old director’s first film since then Irishwhich was released in 2019. It is scheduled for a theatrical release on October 20 before premiering on Apple TV+ in November.
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