Renowned film director Martin Scorsese defends his remarks in which he bashed Marvel films and said he did not like them as & # 39; cinema & # 39; regards.
The American-Italian filmmaker doubted his comments and said: & # 39; I tried to see a few of them & # 39; & # 39; conclude that they are not for me & # 39; because he described today's film industry as & # 39; brutal and inhospitable to art & # 39 ;.
& # 39; They seem closer to theme parks than to movies, the way I have known and loved them all my life, and that I don't think it's a movie theater, & # 39 ;, the 76-year-old New York resident said in a New York Times op-ed entitled & # 39; I Said Marvel Movies Are & # 39; t Cinema. Let Me Explain & # 39; published Monday.
& # 39; Many of the elements that define cinema as I know it are on Marvel photos & # 39; s. What is not there is revelation, mystery or real emotional danger. Nothing is in danger. The photos were taken to meet a specific set of requirements and they were designed as variations on a finite number of themes, "he added."
Martin Scorsese wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on Monday, in which he defended his comments saying that he did not consider Marvel films as & # 39; cinema & # 39; considered
He first made the controversial anti-Marvel remarks in England in October in an interview with Empire Magazine asking him if he saw the record-breaking film Avengers: Endgame.
He then replied: & # 39; I don't see them. I tried, you know? But that's not cinema, & he said. Eer Frankly, the closest thing I can think of, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, are theme parks. It is not the cinema of people trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another person. & # 39;
In this week's op-ed Scorsese, he clarified that he absolutely does not hate Marvel.
& # 39; Some people seem to have used the last part of my answer as insulting or as evidence of hatred of Marvel. If someone intends to characterize my words in that light, I can't stand in the way of & # 39 ;, he noted.
& # 39; The fact that the films themselves do not interest me is a matter of personal taste and temperament. I know that if I were younger, if I were to be of age at a later date, I might have been excited about these photos and maybe even wanted to take one, & he added.
Scorsese explained that the Marvel films were made to meet a specific set of requirements & # 39; for blockbusters and to dominate theaters, leaving little room for more unique, independent projects. A stock from the movie Avengers: Infinity War pictured above
He added that the films dominate theaters and take screen time away from independent films.
& # 39; So you can ask yourself, what's my problem? Why don't you just let super hero films and other franchise films be? & # 39; He wrote.
& # 39; The reason is simple. In many places in this country and around the world, franchise movies are now your primary choice if you want to see something on the big screen. It's a dangerous time in the film exhibition and there are fewer independent theaters than ever & he said.
Scorsese said that & # 39; the comparison has been reversed and streaming has become the primary delivery system & # 39 ;.
He added that he is part of that system because he had just finished a movie called The Irishman for Netflix, which is scheduled to spend just 26 days in theaters before making his TV debut on Thanksgiving. weekend.
& # 39; Do I want the photo to be displayed on larger screens for longer? Of course I would. But no matter who you are making your film with, the fact is that in most multiplexes, the screens are full of franchise photos, & he said.
Scorsese said he developed a sense of movies that & # 39; far from the Marvel universe as we are on Earth from Alpha Centauri & # 39 ;.
& # 39; For me, for the filmmakers, I fell in love and respected … cinema was about revelation – aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual revelation. It was about characters – the complexity of people and their contradictory and sometimes paradoxical nature, the way in which they can hurt and love each other and suddenly come face to face with themselves. & # 39;
& # 39; It was about confronting the unexpected on the screen, & # 39; he explained.
He listed examples of revolutionary films – The Steel Helmet by Sam Fuller, It & # 39; s Always Fair Weather by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly and the catalog with photos by Alfred Hitchcock.
He explained that although the Marvel movie is big blockbuster, they are basically all the same.
& # 39; They are follow-up names in name, but they are remakes in the spirit, and everything in them is officially sanctioned because there is no other way. That is the nature of modern film franchises – market-researched, public-tested, vetted, modified, re-accused and remodified until they are ready for consumption, & he said.
Scorsese complained about the change in the film industry, which increasingly tended to cash winners for more unique, independent projects.
Avengers: Infinity Wars Directors Joe Russo (left) and Anthony Russo (right) pictured above
& # 39; As we all know, the film industry has changed on all fronts over the past 20 years. But the most ominous change has happened secretly and under cover of the night: the gradual but steady elimination of risk … Because the individual artist is of course the most risky factor. & # 39;
& # 39; The situation is unfortunately that we now have two separate fields: there is worldwide audiovisual entertainment and there is a cinema. They still overlap each other from time to time, but that is becoming increasingly rare, & he said.
& # 39; For anyone who dreams of making films or is just starting out, the situation is cruel and inhospitable for art right now. And simply writing those words fills me with terrible sadness, & he added.
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