or do people expect it to be mediocre hollywood fare
Anything by Scorsese is worth getting excited for, in my book.
looks kind of gothic
Honestly, I think Scorsese hasn’t made one of the great films in a decade now, and I don’t really think this is going to be it. But, I will say he’s poised to make a comeback with Silence.
Reviews have been great so far and I’m liking the atmosphere Scorsese seems to have created. I love how much the film looks like a throwback to the mystery thrillers of 40’s and 50s.
The New Yorker panned it, but then again, its only one review
I’m one of the two or three persons around the world that think Scorsese is on his top form right now. The Departed is his masterpiece. But I’m kind lonely here – also like a LOT Gangs, The Aviator and Bringing Out The Dead (and, yes, I’ve seen his well-know films from the 70s and 80s). Really high hopes for Shutter Island.
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing Shutter Island. The trailer looks very compelling. All these hallucinations that it looks Leonardo DiCaprio is having look pretty alluring. Even if the reviews say it’s bad, which I don’t know what the critics are saying right now, I’d still see it anyway. I think I will be pleased.
The Departed wasn’t Scorsese’s masterpiece it was Andrew Lu’s masterpeice which he remade. Scorsese’s masterpiece was Taxi Driver, ect….
Zeppelin remade Dazed and Confused and transformed it into one of the greatest songs ever.
And who is Andrew Lu?
okay, it was Andrew Lau, I made a typo..
And Zeppelin didn’t “remake” Dazed and Confused at all. Jimmy Page borrowed the riff from a different song, slowed it down, changed the tone, the drums, added all new vocals, an extended jam in the middle, ect… A hell of a lot different than the Departed remake which was like a cover song of a movie.
I’ll see Infernal Affairs, and I know that it will not reduce my appreciation for Scorsese’s cover – also Lau made a trilogy out of it. Nirvana cover of Meat Puppet’s songs are better than the original, and they transformed The Man Who Sold The World into a fantastic song – and that was a David Bowie’s music.
What counts in Dazed and Confused is the performance. Electrifying by Zeppelin.
“and they transformed The Man Who Sold The World into a fantastic song – and that was a David Bowie’s music.”
The Bowie original is more fantastic. Cobain’s rough vocals don’t work as well, for me.
THE DEPARTED is Scorsese’s masterwork onlyt to those who’ve never seen RAGING BULL or TAXI DRIVER.
Hell No! Can’t wait fo Taxi driver 2!
Cape Fear 2
“THE DEPARTED is Scorsese’s masterwork onlyt to those who’ve never seen RAGING BULL or TAXI DRIVER.”
I’ve seen both, in those times Scorsese’s way to show their protagonists’ emotions was through adolescent violence. Raging Bull has a captivating protagonist, among his top 5. Taxi Driver is very good, but Travis Bickle is a fuckin’ loser that can’t get much of my attention, the climax is stunning, though. Also The King Of Comedy is better than these two, De Niro is awesome.
“The Bowie original is more fantastic. Cobain’s rough vocals don’t work as well, for me.”
The opposite happens to me. Love Cobain as a singer – when he was not too drugged.
Madd, can you describe what is “adolescent” about the violence in RAGING BULL and TAXI DRIVER?
Explosive without much thinking, just reacting to the world around them with violence, afflicted like adolescents that can’t help but been the way they are. Also Bickle is a sociopath that succumbs to his own problems – he is the center of his world and the world is plain disgusting for him. Not exactly a stupid view from Scorsese, just one that doesn’t affect my emotions. Used to like it a lot more some years ago.
I like Cobain as a singer as well but on this song I suppose I prefer Bowie’s otherworldly sound. To each his own :)
As for Shutter Island
After viewing a rough-cut of BOXCAR BERTHA, Cassavetes told Scorsese, “Don’t get hooked into the exploitation market, just try and do something different.”
I realize I’m in the minority here, but I don’t think Scorsese ever made good on on his promise. De-romanticizing mobsters (Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, Departed), deconstructing monsters (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Gangs of New York) or updating cliches ( Cape Fear) isn’t really different and has nothing to do with the kind of personal cinema Cassavetes was encouraging him to pursue. He’s a nice guy and his efforts to preserve great cinema are laudable but Shutter Island looks like it was made by a movie processor. He is clearly talented but I would love to see him make a movie about something he’s experienced as opposed to debunking the legends he heard about or witnessed from afar while growing up.
I didn’t like the trailer for Shutter, but who knows, maybe a change can be good. Van Sant changed and made great films (Elephant, Gerry, Last Days and, especially, Paranoid Park).
It looks like Scorsese’s best movie in ages, I’m really excited.
Nice piece on IndieWire on Scorsese’ and the cast’s appearance at the Berlin Film Fest. This is first real article I’ve read about Shutter Island and it’s got me pretty excited about the movie – in this quote alone, he mentions film noir, Val Lewton, Hitchcock, Body Snatchers and German Expressionism as influences in its making. All that and Scorcese too… (swoon)
“I was ten years old in 1952, experiencing the Cold War in New York City. I used the secrecy and paranoia of the cinema of the time [such as] ‘Laura,’ ‘Out of the Past,’ and ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ as a reference point,” Scorsese explained, adding in the work of Val Lewton and even Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” for good measure. As is always the case in the work of this American master, his work opens up a door into movies’ past. Or as he explained today, “Using the history of cinema – noir, psychological thrillers and even German Expressionism.”
I really hope its fantastic, I don’t know what i will do if its not. I am a huge scorsese fan.
“I used the secrecy and paranoia of the cinema of the time [such as] ‘Laura,’ ‘Out of the Past,’ and ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ as a reference point”
Let’s hope he achieve the quality of these films, especially Out of the Past.
If Scorsese’s name were not attached, the trailer wouldn’t get me to the theater, but his track record ensures I’ll be there. While not reaching the heights of his heyday, the Leo era has seen each Scorsese film improve on the last.
haha check out that throbbing loud music throughout the scene. It’s so old school. I hope it plays like that throughout the entire film.
When you make one of the greatest films of all-time in the 70’s and continue to make films for the next 30 years or so…it’s hard for people to say “he’s doing his best work today”…
I think from a technical stand point…he probably is at his best now but no film he has made or probably ever will make is better than Taxi.
I like films of all genres and the horror/thriller genre is probably one of the hardest to go to theaters to see and leave satisfied on a consistent basis. The fact that a filmmaker like Scorcese is attached to this makes it possible to enjoy an actual FILM in this genre…you know it’s going to be shot beautifully, you know he’s going to be able establish a mood and move the story…you can’t say that for most films that hit the theaters in this genre as of late. It has the potential to be refreshing…
Refreshing, but not better than Tax Driver.
I loved the book and can’t wait for the film.From early on in the book,it does seem that the part of Teddy is suited to DiCaprio.—-
Really? I think Ruffalo is a good choice for Chuck, but Teddy I always pictured as more of a Michael Shannon.