NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese (L) speak at the AMC Empire 25 Theaters on December 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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One Of Wes Anderson's Earliest Films Is A Personal Favorite Of Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese isn’t afraid to publicly praise movies he enjoys or call out trends in filmmaking that he doesn’t like. Having such a prolific figure in the industry being open about his opinions on films can be intimidating for young directors, but luckily for Wes Anderson, Scorsese gave his blessing to the director’s first feature film, “Bottle Rocket.”
“Bottle Rocket” was by no means a box office success, and its reception, along with a nightmarish experience at the movie’s premiere, likely shook Anderson. However, many reviewers gave it positive reviews, with Scorsese saying, “Here was a picture without a trace of cynicism, that obviously grew out of its director’s affection for his characters in particular and for people in general. A rarity.”
Anderson was happy with Scorsese’s compliments, admitting how inspiring Scorsese was for the director, saying, “Everybody was hugely influenced by his work, and in all sorts of ways that you can’t pin down. And even though with my own movies probably, he might not be the person you would think of right off the bat, in fact he’s one of the reasons why I thought cinema is what I’d like to try to do.”