Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Martin Scorsese: An auteur's advice

Inspiration of Shane Meadows' 5-day shoot £48k Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee (at least for half the title!), Marty has, to use William S Burroughs' phrase (also a song), words of advice for young people...

I’m often asked by younger filmmakers, why do I need to look at old movies -- And the response I find that I have to give them is that I still consider myself a student. The more pictures I’ve made in the past twenty years the more I realize I really don’t know. And I’m always looking for something to, something or someone that I could learn from. I tell them, I tell the younger filmmakers and the young students that I do it like painters used to do, or painters do: study the old masters, enrich your palette, expand your canvas. There’s always so much more to learn.


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