Martin Scorsese revealed which movie had the biggest impact on him

Martin Scorsese statement about his favourite movie

by Sededin Dedovic
Martin Scorsese revealed which movie had the biggest impact on him
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Martin Scorsese is certainly one of the best directors of all time, which is proven by the popularity of his films and the great awards he has won. This talented and experienced director has shot almost every genre of film, what is missing in his career are adaptations of comic books and horror films that this director has never done.
Of course, his films can be quite bloody, but generally they are on the side of thriller realism.

None of his films could be classified as pure horror. Although Scorsese did not shoot horror films, he stated that he loves this genre very much and that he is a big fan of a good horror film. He added that there are very good directors of horror films.
In an interview, Scorsese praised the talent and technique of the "master" of science-fantasy horror, John Carpenter.

"John Carpenter is a director who is not shy about staying within the genres he loves and who practices his craft like a master. His paintings always have a handmade quality. Every cut, every movement, every choice of framing and camera movement," said Scorsese.

Martin Scorsese revealed which films had the most influence on him

Scorsese never hid his love for horror movies, even though he never made them, some movies of that genre left a deep impact on his work. There are more such films, but one that this director singled out is Andrzej Wajda's war drama "Ashes and a Diamond".

This film was chosen by Scorsese among the top 10 films of all time. This movie came out in 1958, so this director saw it in his teenage years, and it had a big impact on him. "I saw "Ashes and Diamonds" for the first time in 1961, like a nightmare that does not stop unfolding, a sense of maddening madness and absurdity, a tragedy of political skirmishes on the verge of peace and the ripening of war.

He is a role model for all filmmakers," writes Far Out Magazine Andrzej Wajda, who directed this film, died seven years ago. He will be remembered in Polish and world cinema. He was 90 years old at the time of his death.