What Does Scorsese Think About Kubrick?

In the below video, Martin Scorsese speaks about his thoughts on Stanley Kubrick movies and the impact it had on him.

Fun Fact

Leading directors such as Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron, Woody Allen, Terry Gilliam, the Coen Brothers, Ridley Scott, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, and George A. Romero have all mentioned Kubrick to be a source of influence.

In an interview for the Eyes Wide Shut DVD release, Steven Spielberg said that “nobody could shoot a picture better in history”, and that Kubrick told stories in a way “antithetical to the way we are accustomed to receiving stories”. Iconic film director Martin Scorsese notes most of Kubrick’s films were misunderstood and under-appreciated when first released, only to be considered masterpieces later on.

Orson Welles, one of Kubrick’s strongest personal influences, famously said: “Among those whom I would call ‘younger generation’, Kubrick appears to me to be a giant.”

Additional directors such as Richard Linklater, Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino, Joel Schumacher, Taylor Hackford and Darren Aronofsky have all mentioned Kubrick as having made one of their favorite films.

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