Director Martin Scorsese loves the movies and keeps on creating masterpieces like Killers of the Flower Moon. That’s his latest release out in theaters. Moviegoers and critics alike are eating it up and loving it. You know, Scorsese loves movies so much that he joined his daughter Francesca in playing the Viral Movie Bracket Challenge.
But old Martin found himself facing a test of taste around the movies. He had to pick the movie he most wanted to see. Some of those titles include Lost in Translation starring Bill Murray, Parasite, Dancer in the Dark, and Inside Out.
Scorsese finds himself over on TikTok with Francesa. There were some important face-offs, including choosing between Frozen and Inside Out, and Dancer and the Dark vs. Pan’s Labyrinth. The film that ultimately came out on top of the bracket was Stanley Kubrick’s amazing 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Let’s take a look a see how it all makes sense.
Martin Scorsese Sizes Up Movies On His List
If seeing Scorsese rank movies bothers you, then you will be glad to know he is tough on himself. Though TikTok is a newer film criticism tool for the director, Scorsese has long been known as a well-studied cinephile. People trust Scorsese when he speaks about films. After his latest movie release, Scorsese put together a Letterboxd list of movies that inspired his films.
When it came time to make his film bracket, some of his choices probably surprised people. He had to pick from the Clint Eastwood flick The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, and Birdman, ScreenRant reports. Martin went ahead and handpicked Birdman. One might think the Western would easily win out, but that’s not true.
OK, here we go, it’s the final faceoff. You had 2001: A Space Odyssey, which won, against Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite. Both movies were made more than 50 years apart. But Parasite and 2001 have very different tones and styles. Yet they are both masterpieces in their own right. It ultimately makes sense that Scorsese chose the victory for one of his predecessors in Kubrick’s brilliant 2001: A Space Odyssey.
But Scorsese is still making movies. His movies. The ones that are tough, rugged, bare-it-all in truth and mystery. He, too, is still trying to make some sense out of life on Earth. And Marty knows that the time clock is always ticking as far as life is concerned.
In a GQ interview, he talks about letting go of anger. “I’m at the age now (81) where you just—you’ll die.” What about fitting in and not meeting other’s opinions of yourself: “That doesn’t mean you don’t take advice and you don’t discuss and argue, but at a certain point you know what you want to do. And you have no choice.”
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