New Martin Scorcese

New Martin Scorcese

It’s exciting times in the world of entertainment. Martin Scorcese is releasing a hotly-anticipated new movie called Silence. I have been a huge Scorcese fan for years. For me, he is one of the most consistent directors in American movie history with an incredible back catalogue of movies. Many directors would be proud of having made one of the classics that Scorcese has directed over the years, let alone the vast canon that he has produced. His movie resume is second to none, with classics such as Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York, the Colour of Money, Cape Fear, the King of Comedy and Raging Bull being supported by amazing modern films such as The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street. So you can see why I’m pretty excited about the prospect of a new film from this movie master.

 

 

Silence is a new film based on a book by Shûsaku Endô with screenplay by Jay Cocks. It stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as two Jesuit priests who travel to Japan in the seventeenth century to spread the word of Christianity and try to find their mentor, Liam Neeson. Inevitably they face violence and imprisonment in what would have been an incredibly alien environment to them the trailer is out now and looks beautifully shot as you would expect from a Scorcese picture. It marks a departure from the American and gangster-based movies that have been a staple of his prior work, so I am intrigued to see how he handles this different material. I imagine there will be a lot of violence and intimidation as these are inevitable in a Scorcese movie. This is definitely a movie I’m going to see on the big screen.