Who is martin scorsese dating
Who is martin scorsese dating
His manner is quick and nervy, and he talks with a machine-gun rapidity, his eyebrows knitting together at moments of thoughtfulness, rising behind the thick black frames of his glasses like exclamation marks to register surprise or humour, when he explodes into bouts of sudden, shoulder-heaving laughter.In the 1970s Scorsese was one of a generation of young maverick directors – Brian De Palma, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola among them – who would change the face of Hollywood, challenging the studio system and introducing a new vernacular into American cinema influenced by the spirit of the nouvelle vague. He may not have enjoyed the blockbuster successes of Lucas and Spielberg; he may not own his own vineyard, like Coppola.
Fragile in health and temperament, he was convinced that every breath might be his last, a terrified flier who during take-off would clutch a crucifix in his hands until his knuckles turned white.
He went on to read English and film at New York University School of the Arts.
Scorsese once said that his whole life 'has been movies and religion. Nothing else.’ 'Marty is like a priest,’ says his friend the British film director Stephen Frears.
He was also a man burdened with superstitions, with a particular phobia about the number 11: avoiding flights in which the numbers added up to 11, and refusing to travel on the 11th of the month, or stay on the 11th floor of hotels.
So the fact that I was meeting Scorsese on November 11 occasioned some apprehension.
I found that when I’d had a bad experience, or maybe I’d been fired from a project, the numbers in the address of a building added up to 11, or it was the 11th day…
But then on the other hand, the New York Film Festival where Mean Streets was premiered was the 11th festival.
'I thought a lot about salvation, and it seemed that the best guarantee of being saved was to become a priest.’ In 1956, at the age of 14, he enrolled at the Cathedral College on the Upper West Side, planning to study in the junior seminary and then take his vows.
He lasted a year before the distraction of a girlfriend led to his being expelled.
And even with takes – some of the best takes, I thought, in pictures that people have liked over the years have been number 11.’ He pauses for a moment.
'Interesting…’ It might be Scorsese’s favourite word, used as a device to buy himself time in answering a question, or as a punctuation mark, talking about the performance of an actor, the thread of a plot.
On one level, virtually every Scorsese film can be seen as an elaborate matrix of references to other films, of varying degrees of fame and obscurity, and Shutter Island provides an encyclopaedia of allusions to noirish movies of the 1940s and 50s: from the storm-lashed lighthouse to the tweed-suited, pipe-sucking psychiatrist (Ben Kingsley), to the slouch hats and overcoats of the chain-smoking detectives.