self explanatory really ,no one appears to take into account his cinephile immersion in italian cinema or powell and pressburger ,perhaps as a starting point for discussion of other countries cinema traditions or as a means of contextualizing the man.he does not exist in an american vacuum you know.
I will take the bait.
I have always found Scorcese’s use of color to be too heavy, false (almost cartoony) and unappealing (Good Fellas, Age of Innocence, Kundun, and some Shutter Island) and I’ve often wondered if his sense of color was influenced by Powel Pressberger and the very specific look of technicolor color at that time- but that on modern film stock, and without a good natural sense of color, the results just looks bad. He’s had too many cinematographers to for this color problem to be their fault. His 1970’s films are probably rescued by the fact that the film stock of that period did not print so saturated. It’s nit picking, but damn it, I always wanted to say it.
Hardly endless. A few seem to have been bumped today for whatever reason, most of which seem to be strings of opinions. If there’s insight into Scorsese to be had, it probably lies in talking about Scorsese’s films.
Of course, there hasn’t been a lot of insight in Scorsese’s films over the last ten years or so, so…