something you eat and throw away

Martin Scorsese said during his Screen Talk at the BFI London Film Festival on Saturday that the entertainment industry is in a period of “reinventing” cinema, urging young filmmakers to use new technology for well-being rather than creating “content”. Did.

When asked by director Edgar Wright about becoming somewhat of a spokesperson for the current state of cinema, Scorsese laughed and said, “I don’t want to be the last line of defense.”

“I honestly think it’s back to true with all of you now. And I really mean this: I don’t know where cinema is going to go,” Scorsese continued. “Why should it be the same as it was for the last 90-100 years? It’s not like that. Do we like the cinema of the last 90-100 years? I do, but I’m old. Young people are going to look at the world around them in a different way… What does a shot mean now? I do not know anymore. I don’t think it makes any sense. You all are in the process of reinventing it. These are quite extraordinary times and a lot of it is due to technology.”

Scorsese said that although greater freedom comes with new technology, it should cause young filmmakers to “rethink what you want to say and how you want to say it”. He added, “Ideally, I hope – I hesitate to use the word – ‘serious’ films can still be made with this new technology and this new world that we’re apart of.”

Recalling his love of going to theaters as a child, Scorsese also wants these more “serious” films to return to theaters.

“I fear that franchise films will take over theaters,” he said. “I always tell theater owners to create a space where young people say, ‘We want to see this new movie,’ that’s not a franchise movie, in the theater and with everyone around them. Share. So that they want to go to the theater, that it’s something enticing that doesn’t force them to say they can watch it at home. Because I think the experience of watching a movie with other people is still really important. But I’m not sure that’s easily achievable at this point.”

Later, Scorsese joked: “Content is something you eat and throw away… but if you want an experience that can enrich your life, that’s different.”

Scorsese is promoting his latest film “Killers of the Flower Moon” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone at the London Film Festival. The epic western drama had its world premiere at Cannes earlier this year, and has been playing on the festival circuit ever since. Based on the book of the same name by David Grann, “Killers of the Flower Moon” follows the government’s investigation of the mysterious murders of members of the Osage tribe in Oklahoma during the 1920s.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is set for U.S. theatrical release on October 20 via Apple and Paramount Pictures.

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