Saturday, 9 February 2013

Martin Scorsese's new projects

What can be more exciting?
1st, which I've known for a while now, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Day-Lewis will reunite for the 3rd time in "Silence", after "The age of innocence" and "Gangs of New York".
2nd, Martin Scorsese will make an ultimate gangster film with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Already having a prejudice that though "Silence" is unlikely to disappoint, it might be another Daniel film I refuse to watch again (together with "There will be blood", "The boxer" and "In the name of the father")- who cares about priests? and it's the 17th century!- I'm still looking forward to it because of these 2 beloved gentlemen and because of my immense love for "Gangs of New York".
"I heard you paint houses", however, sounds very very fascinating. Perhaps I haven't said that Scorsese's 1 of the 3 film directors I love the most. Among his films my favourites are "Taxi driver", "The aviator", "Gangs of New York", "Mean streets", "Goodfellas", "Alice doesn't live here any more", "Raging bull", "Cape fear", "Hugo"- other ones I've seen are "The last temptation of Christ", "The age of innocence", "The departed" and "Shutter island". "Silence" would mean Scorsese's 9th collaboration with Robert De Niro, after "Mean streets", "Taxi driver", "New York, New York", "Raging bull", "The king of comedy", "Goodfellas", "Cape fear" and "Casino", and more importantly, 1st time with Al Pacino! Isn't that unbelievable? Only now do I realise that they have never worked together.
The only problem, I think, with "I heard you paint houses" is that they aren't young any more. The fact that Martin Scorsese is 70 isn't a big deal, because, hey, Clint Eastwood still makes films at 82! But it may be different for actors. Now Robert De Niro is 69 and Al Pacino 72, I wonder what they can do in a gangster movie.
Anyhow, while the time of these 2 projects is not certain yet, I now am looking forward to, albeit with less enthusiasm, "The wolf of Wall Street", the 5th collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, after "Gangs of New York", "The aviator", "The departed" and "Shutter island".

Martin Scorsese and Daniel Day-Lewis

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

Lovely. Lovely. 

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