Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Scorsese on Scorsese

From: Nigel Algar (
Date: 17 Dec 2004

Duane Spurlock wrote:
'I sometimes think of Scorsese's CAPE FEAR as his effort to make a Ken Russell film.'

In private Scorsese apparently refers to the film - not fondly - as his
'Spielberg picture' - it was a co-production with Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. It was not a film that Scorsese was keen to make but it was contractually owed to Universal Pictures.

Let's hope that Scorsese keeps to his stated intention to abandon $100m plus productions in favour of more adventurous, lower-budget projects. But if you accord Scorsese the status of an artist and see his earlier films such as TAXI DRIVER and MEAN STREETS as personal statements, then, thirty years later, you must be ready for different films, not TAXI DRIVER redux.


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