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‘It just felt right’: Martin Scorsese defends ‘Killer of the Moon’ Pi News


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Martin Scorsese thinks Killers of the Moon “felt right” despite complaints about its length.

The 81-year-old filmmaker’s epic new film is more than three hours long, and he admits he’s at a loss for how to respond to those who think the picture should be shorter.

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Scorsese told Variety , “I don’t know how to feel about it, except that a lot of people seem to be going with it. Some people say, ‘I want to see it again.’

“Every movie is not for every person. Every novel is not for every reader, every painting, etc. I don’t know if it will be accepted by everyone. I felt it when I was watching it.


Lily Gladstone was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Molly Burkhart, the wife of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the film, and how Scorsese became a star after seeing her role in Certain Women. remembered that he chose to choose the role. ‘.

The Taxi Driver director said: “What I saw in Lily in Famous Women – the way she commanded the space and the screen and the emotional impact of things that seemed minimal and very visceral – I this is what i was looking for.

“We were just starting to develop the character, and I felt that Lily had that quality. I felt like she was seriously going to find it.”

Killers of the Flower Moon was particularly influential for Gladstone as a local actress, and she reflected on how DiCaprio became a key figure in the creation of the plot.

The 49-year-old actor said: ‘I think she’s got an authority and a partner in how to create a story, apart from her talent and her ability to embody Molly as herself.

“We based this film on an insecure character, inspired by films like ‘A Place in the Sun’, ‘The Heir’, ‘Red River’ and similar films from the 40s. My character is hiding in the shadows.

“But when we needed to get to the bottom of certain relationship answers, Lily was there. Lily was Molly to us. Marty can attest to that. She always seemed to have the answers.”

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