The light is green for Martin Scorsese and Silence, the adaptation of Shusaku Endo‘s novel which the director has wanted to make for many years. We’ve talked about Scorsese directing Silence for years. Now financing is locked for the movie, Paramount is on board to distribute, and Silence will finally begin shooting later this month, in Taiwan. Read More »
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During periods of his career, Martin Scorsese has enjoyed working with one lead actor over and over again. In the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties, that actor was Robert De Niro. In the last two decades, it was Leonardo DiCaprio. However, the three have never worked together on a feature film. That’s the gag in a series of commercials for two casinos in Manila, Philippines.
Scorsese directed the commercials, which star DiCaprio and De Niro as themselves, competing for a same role. However, these are not just commercials. These are basically trailers for a short film called The Audition that will also bring Brad Pitt into the mix. Yes, it’s a Martin Scorsese directed short starring DiCaprio, De Niro and Pitt. And rumor has it, each actor made over $10 million for the work. Check out the Martin Scorsese Leonardo DiCaprio Robert De Niro commercials below. Read More »
Mark Wahlberg is one of many actors who has cultivated a real career as a producer, as seen in part through the success of HBO’s Entourage, as well as In Treatment, How to Make it in America, and Boardwalk Empire. Now, with the Entourage movie hitting screens next summer, Wahlberg is turning his eye to potential new producing projects. One might build on his relationship with HBO, as he hopes to persuade Martin Scorsese to direct a Boardwalk Empire movie. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Boardwalk Empire came to a close earlier this year, but HBO’s got more Martin Scorsese / Terence Winter goodness coming our way. The premium cable network has just given a series order to an untitled rock ‘n’ roll drama from the pair, with rock ‘n’ roll expert Mick Jagger serving as a producer.
Boardwalk Empire alum Bobby Cannavale leads the series, with Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, and Juno Temple lined up to co-star. More details on the Martin Scorsese HBO drama after the jump. Read More »
Martin Scorsese gave the commencement address to the 1,275 members of the 2014 graduating class of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts during a ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on May 23rd, 2014. Tisch School of the Arts recently put the whole Martin Scorsese commencement speech online for everyone to watch. Martin Scorsese tells the story of how he ended up at NYU, his misadventures in learning about movies. He also tell stories of the frustrating days on film shoots from his nightmares, his first meeting with Elia Kazan in the late 1960’s, a horrifyingly cruel response to his student film, and how awards and success will come and won’t, in varied degrees at various different moments. Watch the 30 minute Martin Scorsese commencement speech now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Martin Scorsese has so many different projects on his to-do list at any point that it wouldn’t be a huge shocker if some of them dropped off eventually. But despite the fact that he’s making Silence next, he hasn’t forgotten about The Irishman, at least according to star Al Pacino.
In fact, not only does he still very much intend to make the film, Scorsese’s even added another cast member — Bobby Cannavale. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci remain attached as well. Hit the jump for the latest on Scorsese’s The Irishman.
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The Ramones are one of the most influential rock bands to ever bash out a three-chord gem, but their use in film has been — let’s face it — pretty mediocre. I’ve always wanted to see someone cut some really smashing sequences to Ramones songs, but that has been a rare event. That’s about to change, because Martin Scorsese is reportedly planning to make a Ramones movie. That means we might see a sequence in which Thelma Schoonmaker cuts footage to ‘Blitzkrieg Bop,’ in which case I’ll just lose my mind in the best way. Read More »
Martin Scorsese‘s current HBO series, Boardwalk Empire, is coming to a close soon, and he is now finishing the pilot for a show set in the decadent music scene of ’70s New York, but another plan is coming together to pair the filmmaker and cable network. Ashecliffe is the working title of a Shutter Island TV series that features a pilot script from Dennis Lehane, the author whose novel inspired Scorsese’s original film.
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Last week we reported on a set of directors who had petitioned film studios to help the ailing Kodak keep its motion-picture film stock division alive. Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams each lobbied studios to continue to buy film stock, leading to a deal in which studios will buy a set amount of stock each year. Now Martin Scorsese has chimed in with a letter celebrating film as a creative and archival medium.
Read the letter in full after the jump. Read More »