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Reply #15 on: October 18, 2003, 11:05:42 AM
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I realized something. If I ever see Martin Scorsese, I'll go up to him say, "Um...excuse me...Mr. Scorsese." And he'll be all like "Yes! Hello! I make pictures!" and I'll just give him a big hug and run away. He's just a big cuddly teddy bear and he's good at making movies. :(

me too. Anybody else? We could rent a bus, maybe even get a discount. 8)


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Reply #16 on: October 10, 2004, 10:56:34 PM
i really didnt know where to put this and this thread had the most ambiguous title...
Scorsese: No Such Thing As Pointless Violence

Veteran director Martin Scorsese refuses to accept onscreen violence can ever be gratuitous, because it forms an integral part of the human experience. The 61-year-old legend, who has captured some of cinema's most graphic violence in movie classics including Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and Casino, says blood is an essential ingredient of daily reality. Scorsese says, "There is no such thing as pointless violence. City Of God, is that pointless violence? It's reality, it's real life, it has to do with the human condition. Being involved in Christianity and Catholicism when I was very young, you have that innocence, the teachings of Christ. Deep down you want to think that people are really good - but the reality outweighs that."
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.