Thursday, November 7, 2019

Martin Scorsese Started Something Good

Film director Martin Scorsese started a little upset when he said that the Marvel films are "not cinema". More specifically: “... isn't the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”

The damage was done with just a "not cinema". People got their backs up and reacted accordingly.

I've never had a problem with the comment.

In essence, Mr Scorsese may be right. There is a difference between "cinema" and "cinematic".

'I sing the body cinematic' may be what's at work here.


Dominic M said...

I read the NYT article that he wrote as a follow up and I agree with him. Bill Mahr did a piece on the fanboys that really riled them up as well.

Star Wars The Last Jedi finished off with a little coda that seemed to be a subtle PFO to the fanboys as well.

These guys have to grow up.

Simon St. Laurent said...

Star Wars:____ and Marvel's ____ are just movies.

That's the joke.