Martin Scorsese, in an extraordinary new interview with GQ, talks about growing old and the films he made along the way. More below…
If anyone in the film business deserves a bit of a lie down, it’s Martin Scorsese. The director of Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street and 22 more narrative features (as well as a whopping 16 documentaries and a bit of TV) is about to celebrate his 81st birthday and his 25th film.
To commemorate the release of Killers of the Flower Moon in October, Scorsese sat down with GQ for a wide-ranging discussion with numerous juicy tidbits – including his rallying cry to filmmakers and the state of modern cinema.
He also dropped a couple of hints at how many more films he thinks he’ll be able to make.
Reflecting on a career which now spans seven decades in the film industry, the 80-year-old filmmaker had some honest thoughts about where his work might take him from here.
“I got as far as this. And that’s what I do,” the director told Zach Baron.
“That’s it. And if I could just muster up the energy, God willing, to make a couple more, one more maybe, and that’s it, OK? That’s as far as I got. You keep going until you can’t.”
“It’s too late for a lot of the threads that I wanted to follow,” he said. “I’m involved with projects as a producer that I would love to direct but no longer have the time.”
Do check out GQ for the full interview – it’s really in-depth, properly moving stuff.
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