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Guillermo del Toro Defends Scorsese Against Hostile Critical Essay

Guillermo del Toro defends Martin Scorsese after an “offensive, cruel and ill-intentioned” essay labeled him a “complacent” director.


Guillermo del Toro defends Martin Scorsese in the light of a highly critical essay. The first is a Mexican filmmaker whose most acclaimed films include: The Labyrinth of Pan and the winner of the best photo The shape of waterthough he’s also raised Hollywood tent poles like Sheet II, hellboyand Pacific. Del Toro’s most recent film is nightmare alley, and it also has a stop motion Pinocchio movie on the go.


Scorsese is an equally talented filmmaker and a legend in the film world. His filmography includes multiple collaborations with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, many of which are widely regarded as masterpieces. Apparently his movies are not for everyone, because the critic recently published an essay by Sean Egan criticizing Scorsese as a “unequal talent” whose “fame, prestige and self-indulgence” as a director has “his talent diminished.” The author claims Cab driverlacks momentum or moraleRaging Bull is “bad film making,” and The Wolf of Wall Street and the Irishman to be “painfully slow.”

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Now one famous filmmaker comes to the defense of another. Guillermo del Toro took to Twitter to label the critical essay as “offensive, cruel and ill-intentioned“because it’s littered with”misconceptions, careless inaccuracies, and hostile adjectives not supported by any real reason.”


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Film is of course a subjective art form and so is film criticism. Therefore, the author has every right to express his criticism of Scorsese, just like del Toro in stating his opinions”offensive, cruel and ill-intentionedWhat is not in dispute is Scorsese’s incredible influence on cinema itself, which is often overlooked in the critical essay. to authors. Goodfellaswhich even the essay admits is a masterpiece helped legitimize the use of graphic violence and profanity perhaps more than any other film.

In addition to his influence on movies, Scorsese’s love of cinema is simply unparalleled. Recently, he expressed his opinion on the current state of the film industry, saying that Marvel movies are not cinema. Scorsese has also been an outspoken champion of del Toro. Last year he urged the public to go to the theaters and see the “lovingly and passionately madenightmare alleywho needed a boost to open against Spider-Man: No Way Home. Guillermo del Toro probably remembered the support and so he was forced to defend his fellow filmmaker Martin Scorsese in the face of an unfairly harsh essay.

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