Fuck you, Martin! You are breaking my heart. Please stop being a huckster and get back to making personal and honest and lower budgeted movies again... but we all know that's not going to happen. There will be no more risks of any real capacity, no forthright struggle to get anything worth making made (Silence
, his 17th century Jesuits in Japan movie, has been in a constant state of pre-production on IMDb for years now with each new project coming in going to the front of the line). He's a careerist now. He wants and gets go projects with big talent attached but he's evolving into a company man, a studio director for hire, because of it. Maybe he's taking a leaf out of De Niro's book
, looking back at a masterful career that validates him as one of the best, and cashing in... In other news: he's shooting his next film, The Wolf of Wall Street
, on digital and abandoning film for good. He calls it embracing, I call it a career move. Why rock the boat now, in lieu of a paycheck? Why resist, at 69, after decades of using film and fighting tooth and nail to get his singular vision across? Now, as evident in that god awful iPhone ad, he's as much a personality as a filmmaker. He's helping to preserve and restore films for the good of motion picture history but picking up a shovel to help fill a part of celluloid's filling grave.
Here he is in action again, this time hocking a Canon EOS while gushing about the rich blacks it produces (along with other nauseating sound bites):
What the fuck happened to you, man? Your ass used to be BEAUTIFUL!!!