https://linfotoutcourt.com/silence-ba-majestueuse-scorcese/
 
 

‘Don’t be afraid, future will be bright’

                                                                  Martin Scorsese 

 

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Martin Scorsese : “Silence continue de vivre en moi”

Paris Match||Mis à jour le Propos recueillis par Yannick Vely

http://www.parismatch.com/Culture/Cinema/Martin-Scorsese-Silence-continue-de-vivre-en-moi-1163576

http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/cinema/20170110.OBS3645/martin-scorsese-mes-films-sont-la-pour-racheter-mes-peches.html

 

Another masterpierce signed by Martin Scorsese!

Silence sortira en salles le 8 février 2017.

SILENCE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzM18Dpd-J4

     Metropolitan Films Metropolitan Films  SILENCE – Bande-annonce VF

Dear Marty,

On behalf of the MDFDE, our very best wishes to you, your family and your fabulous NYC Team! Looking forward to that very special screening of your documentary “Lady by the sea” (2004) in the near future in New York City! Thanks again for everything and making it possible for us!

Best of luck with “Silence” at home, in France and worldwide!

Kind regards,

Elisabeth Jenssen

 

Martin Scorsese évoque Donald Trump : «La république américaine est en danger»

Par Allyson Jouin-Claude Mis à jour Publié

Sans jamais nommer le nouveau président des Etats-Unis, le réalisateur a exprimé ses doutes pour l'avenir du pays

VIDÉO – À l’occasion de la sortie du film Silence le 23 février prochain, le réalisateur a accordé une interview à BFMTV dans laquelle il s’exprime notamment sur la nouvelle présidence américaine incarnée par Donald Trump.

Le film Silence, qui évoque l’épopée de deux jésuites dans le Japon du XVIIe siècle, est au stade de travail depuis la fin des années 80. Pour des raisons créatives, ce long-métrage a été compliqué à terminer: «Je ne savais pas comment l’aborder, comment écrire le script, comment exprimer ce que j’avais ressenti en lisant le roman» explique Martin Scorsese au micro de BFMTV, dans une interview diffusée ce samedi 7 janvier. Mais ce n’est pas là le seul obstacle qu’a dû affronter le réalisateur à qui l’on doit aussi Gangs of New York, Taxi Driver ou encore Le Loup de Wall Street. Ayant toutes les difficultés à réunir des fonds pour produire ce film, le septuagénaire génial a refusé d’être payé: «Avec un film qui traite ce genre de sujet, c’est très difficile de trouver des financements. […] Il fallait donc que le budget soit très serré. […] C’est intéressant que le film ait pu être terminé et arrive précisément maintenant. […] J’espère qu’il nous permettra de réfléchir à nos convictions, à notre spiritualité pour ne pas perdre espoir. […] Peut-être va-t-il lancer un débat sur la chrétienté, sur la spiritualité?» a développé le réalisateur.

» LIRE AUSSI: Martin Scorsese: les 39 films à voir pour devenir cinéaste

Interrogé ensuite sur l’influence du président-élu Donald Trump sur la société américaine, Martin Scorsese, démocrate revendiqué, formule un doute… sans jamais prononcer le nom du 45e président des États-Unis qui prendra officiellement ses fonctions le 20 janvier prochain. «L’idée d’inclure, l’idée de la compassion, de s’occuper des pauvres, des besoins médicaux des gens, de compassion… Je pensais que c’était la direction que nous voulions prendre ; c’était la direction que j’espérais que nous allions prendre. Mais non, […] si on prend en compte ce qui a été dit pendant la très longue campagne.»

«Je pense que la démocratie, que l’idée d’une république américaine est désormais en danger. […] Pour moi, et pour résumer, après ce vote, les Etats-Unis sont devenus comme dans Le Loup de Wall Street» a expliqué ce grand nom de Hollywood, faisant ainsi référence à l’un de ses succès cinématographiques tout en cynisme. Mais le réalisateur n’est pas totalement désabusé pour autant: «J’ai encore de l’espoir que d’une manière ou d’une autre, avec ce qui nous attend et ce qui nous arrive, nous réussirons à trouver la force de sortir de tout ça pour nous traiter et nous comporter différemment.»

Liens: http://www.lefigaro.fr/cinema/2017/01/07/03002-20170107ARTFIG00107-martin-scorsese-evoque-donald-trump-la-republique-americaine-est-en-danger.php

http://www.cinechronicle.com/2017/01/plus-de-biopic-de-frank-sinatra-pour-martin-scorsese-108852/

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‘Cinema is gone’: According to Martin Scorsese, ‘younger people’ just don’t understand

Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

Victoria Will/Invision/AP

 

Martin Scorsese’s Manhattan office, in a midtown building a few blocks northwest of the cordoned-off Trump Tower, may be the most concentrated bastion of reverence for cinema on the face of the Earth.

There’s a small screening room where Scorsese screens early cuts of his films and classic movies for his daughter and his friends. There’s his personal library of thousands of films, some he taped himself decades ago. Film posters line the walls. Bookshelves are stuffed with film histories. And there are editing suites, including the one where Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker regularly toil with a monitor dedicated to the continuous, muted playing of Turner Classic Movies.

“It’s a temple of worship, really,” says Schoonmaker.

Scorsese’s latest, Silence, may be the film that most purely fuses the twin passions of his life: God and cinema. Scorsese, who briefly pursued becoming a priest before fervently dedicating himself to moviemaking, has sometimes seemed to conflate the two.

Silence is a solemn, religious epic about Jesuit priests (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) in a violently anti-Catholic 17th-century Japan. Scorsese has wanted to make it for nearly 30 years. He was given the book it’s based on, Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel, by a bishop after a screening of his famously controversial The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988.

Silence is an examination of belief and doubt and mysterious acts of faith. But making the film was such an act in itself.

“Acting it out, maybe that’s what existence is all about,” Scorsese says of his faith. “The documentary on George Harrison I made, Living in the Material World, that says it better. He said if you want an old man in the sky with a beard, fine. I don’t mean to be relativist about it. I happen to feel more comfortable with Christianity. But what is Christianity? That’s the issue and that’s why I made this film.”

It wasn’t easy. Scorsese, 74, may be among the most revered directors in Hollywood, but Silence is almost the antithesis of today’s studio film. To make it Scorsese had to drum up foreign money in Cannes and ultimately made the film for about $46 million. Everyone, including himself, worked for scale.

Few today are making movies with the scope and ambition of Silence — a fact, he grants, that makes him feel like one of the last of a dying breed in today’s film industry.

“Cinema is gone,” Scorsese says. “The cinema I grew up with and that I’m making, it’s gone.”

“The theatre will always be there for that communal experience, there’s no doubt. But what kind of experience is it going to be?” he continues. “Is it always going to be a theme-park movie? I sound like an old man, which I am. The big screen for us in the ’50s, you go from Westerns to Lawrence of Arabia to the special experience of 2001 in 1968. The experience of seeing Vertigo and The Searchers in VistaVision.”

Scorsese points to the proliferation of images and the over-reliance on superficial techniques as trends that have diminished the power of cinema to younger audiences. “It should matter to your life,” he says. “Unfortunately the latest generations don’t know that it mattered so much.”

Scorsese’s comments echo a tender letter he wrote his daughter two years ago. The future of movies, he believes, is in the freedom that technology has yielded for anyone to make a movie.

“TV, I don’t think has taken that place. Not yet,” adds Scorsese, whose Boardwalk Empire was lauded but whose high-priced Vinyl was cancelled after one season. “I tried it. I had success to a certain extent. Vinyl we tried but we found that the atmosphere for the type of picture we wanted to make — the nature of the language, the drugs, the sex, depicting the rock ‘n’ roll world of the ’70s — we got a lot of resistance. So I don’t know about that freedom.”

Since the election of Donald Trump, some have expressed hope for a return to the kind of ’70s filmmaking Scorsese is synonymous with.

“If the younger people have something to say and they find a way to say it through visual means as well as literary, there’s the new cinema,” says Scorsese. But the current climate reminds him more of the ’50s of his youth. “I’m worried about double-think or triple-think, which is make-you-believe you have the freedom, but they can make it very difficult to get the picture shown, to get it made, ruin reputations. It’s happened before.”

Silence, which Scorsese screened for Jesuits at the Vatican before meeting with the Pope, remains a powerful exception in a changing Hollywood.

“He wanted to make this film extremely differently from anything out there,” says Schoonmaker, Scorsese’s editor since Raging Bull. “He’s just tired of slam-bam-crash. Telling the audience what to think is what he really hates. Trying to do a meditative movie at this point, in this insane world we’re in now, was incredibly brave. He wanted to stamp the film with that throughout: the pace, the very subtle use of music.

“How many movies start without music at the very beginning under the logos?” she adds. “He said, ‘Take out all that big Hollywood.”‘

Scorsese, apostle of cinema, continues the fight. His Film Foundation has helped restore more than 750 films. And he regularly pens supportive letters to young directors whose films he admires.

Imagine that in your mailbox. Almost like getting a letter from your god.

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