Two greats together. ‘Bad’ was one of Michael Jackson’s most highly rated music video’s. Is it much of a surprise being that Scorsese directed it?
Is preparation and inspiration for my feature length horror/thriller which I am still outlining, I re-watched Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island (20110). Scorsese once said
”It’s hilarious, the problems that arise when you’re on the set. It’s really funny because you make a complete fool of yourself. I think I know how to use dissolves, the grammar of cinema. But there’s only one place for the camera. That’s the right place. Where is the right place? I don’t know. You get there somehow”.
If anyone get’s there the right way, it’s you, Mr. Scorsese.
"If I continue to make films about New York, they will probably be set in the past. The "new" New York I don’t know much about… I find the new colors of the city, the new Times Square, kind of shocking. I guess I’m stuck in a time warp."
Henry Hill: [narrating] As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.
Frank Sinatra is a name that is know around the civilised world as one of the most famous singers of all time. What many people don’t know is that Sinatra also had a very successful acting career, being nominated twice for an Oscar and winning once.
Martin Scorsese has had a biographical film in the pipeline for years, many at first thought of it as rumour, but it has been given the go ahead by Universal.
With a film that should be as mesmerising as the entertainer himself, it deserves a fantastic scriptwriter, cue Billy Ray, writer of State of Play (2009) The Hunger Games (2012) and the infamous Flightplan and Volcano.
There is no estimated time of arrival in theatres as it is still in the scriptwriting process. However I think it’s reasonable to be looking out for it at the close of 2014.
If you can’t wait that long, then click the image for more information on Scorsese’s upcoming feature, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.
During the scene where Billy and Frank are talking, Jack Nicholson felt that he wasn’t “intimidating” enough. Director Martin Scorsese reveals that the next day, Nicholson shocked everyone on set by deviating from the script and pulling out a weapon to frighten his co-star and provoke a genuine reaction. Scorsese says, “He pulled a gun on him. He didn’t tell me he had a gun. It was great… Leo’s reaction is real-time. I still get chills… It’s so real to me.” Of the incident, Dicaprio says, “It was one of the most memorable moments of my life, as far as being an actor is concerned.”
This is why film is magical
As we all know Martin Scorsese likes to form working relationships with actors, including Robert De Niro who he first worked with in Mean Streets back in 1973. Over the past decade his relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio has also flourished, and their newest film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ based on the novel by Jason Belfort has now released it’s first trailer. Click the image above for information on the film as well as the trailer.
This is a Raging Bull piece created by Sam Gilbey, a talented illustrator who deposited this fantastic artwork to the Scorsese: An Art show Tribute in California. I recently bought this piece myself and I find the use of the 3 lines created as the rings rope and security bars around the pool creates a imprisoned feel to the characters.
You can see all the other Scorsese pieces by clicking the image above.