Recently a series of videos surfaced from an awards screening where PT Anderson was sitting with Martin Scorsese on stage and PT uttered what I would think every film lover or filmmaker our age would say: “Whatever you do for us, for me, for my generation, who grew up with you, you were always The Man.” Seeing Raging Bull as a kid with my parents? Blue my mind with the visuals and the energy. Sure I loved Star Wars, who didn’t, but this was something entirely different. And I’d say, after years of people copying him, Mr. Scorsese still remains “The Man”. The dude is 80-something years old and Wolf of Wall Street has more energy in it than most films made by people a third of his age. It’s amazing. He is an amazing artist, a living legend.
All I would say about viewing this film was that I was floored. You were grabbed by the throat and taken for a run into the debauchery and left at the end thinking about the tragedy of losing your moral compass so entirely for greed. And I laughed my ASS off during so many sequences until the ending comes and all is truly lost.
Anyway, the Hollywood Reporter “Roundtable” with the key creatives is an inspiring chat.