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Martin Scorsese, a fellow filmmaker, has been defended by Guillermo del Toro when he received feedback that his movies were “too lengthy.”
The magazine The Critic tweeted on Thursday about an opinion article on Scorsese, 79, that was published in the October issue. The article, written by Sean Egen, criticized Scorsese’s directing approach.
No studio dared to reject him, according to the article, and as a consequence, his potential was “debased.”
The article also said: “Regularly, new Scorsese movies run an hour too long. But the fact is that his ability as a filmmaker has never been as strong as we were led to believe by sporadic classics like Goodfellas (1990).”
Scorsese, whose filmography includes “Taxi Driver,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “Hugo,” was offended by Egen’s assessment of him. As a result, del Toro took to Twitter on Friday to defend Scorsese.
Del Toro wrote: “I very, very seldom say anything contrary here- but- the number of misunderstandings, careless errors, and nasty adjectives without a real logic is disrespectful, cruel, and ill-intentioned.”
He said, “If God offered to shorten my life to prolong Scorsese’s, I’d accept the bargain.” “This individual is familiar with film. promotes cinema. portrays cinema. He has always battled against the industry of it and in favor of the art of it. He has a solid position in history and has never been subdued.”
Del Toro, who is also a well-known filmmaker who is responsible for “The Shape of Water” and “Pan’s Labyrinth,” continued by equating Scorsese’s directing approach with blaming Pablo Picasso for not having “perspective correct.”
In other parts of his article for The Critic, Egen cited remarks made by Scorsese concerning Marvel movies in 2019.
In 2019, Scorsese said to Empire Magazine that, despite his attempts, he can’t stand Marvel movies.
“You know, I tried. However, it is not film “explained the director. “The closest thing to them that comes to mind is theme parks, yet even they are skillfully constructed, with performers doing the best they can given the circumstances. It isn’t a film about people attempting to describe their innermost feelings to another person.”
In his article, Egen said that each MCU film is permeated with “thoughtfulness and rationality.”
As Insider previously reported, the remarks sparked an online debate over whether Marvel movies are cinematic among film enthusiasts and comic book superfans.