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Friday, July 17, 2009

A Martin Scorsese HORROR Movie?? Excuse Me While My Head Explodes...

For my money, Martin Scorsese is the finest director working today, with Woody Allen a close second. Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, King of Comedy, After Hours, Goodfellas, Age of Innocence, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed... I could go on and on. The man is a titan of cinema, with a diverse body of work unlike anything attempted by his many imitators. Simply put, I will automatically go see a movie just because it has his name on it.

And now, comes this incredible trailer for his newest flick, Shutter Island, starring Leo DiCaprio--who is apparently the new Bobby DeNiro, this being his fourth movie with Marty. Can it be? Do we have an actual, honest-to-goodness horror movie from Martin effing Scorsese? And if so, can you imagine the possibilities? I suppose sticklers would classify it more as a "thriller", but check this sucker out...



I will excuse you while you go change your pants.

Back? Good. How amazing was that? Scorsese has proven he can do crime drama (Lord knows), religious epic, period flick, screwball comedy, biography, etc. But never anything even remotely approaching a genre piece. You can expect me to be first in line (do people even line up for movies anymore?) on October 2 when this bad boy drops.

Oh, and did I mention what's next up for Scorsese? A FRANK SINATRA BIOPIC. Dude. Words fail...

18 comments:

Alana said...

Pants are changed!

:-)

Alana said...

P.S. Would you believe I had to Google "Julie James" and "Ginny Field?" I totally knew who everyone else was though. :-)

B-Sol said...

Yeah, I had to look up the actual names myself. These new school final girls just aren't as iconic...

MonsterScholar said...

It's like escape from Alcatraz...asylum!

Steve said...

Okay, that was profoundly radical-looking. Period horror is too uncommon.

The Doctor said...

Wow, that looked excellent.
And pants-filling!

Planet of Terror said...

Yup, I thought I spied Jackie Earle Haley as one of the locked up cuckoos(http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355097/).

Coupled with Max Von Sydow and Sir Ben Kingsley? Totally stoked.

B-Sol said...

The cast alone is incredible.

Karl Hungus said...

Seriously looking forward to this film since it was announced. I'm a sucker for Scorsese, he's just the man. But I'm equally excited because of the fact it's an adaptation of writer Dennis Lehane's work.

He wrote both Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River, which although I've never read the books they were based on, made some very, very terrific films. If you've not seen it, I'd recommend Gone Baby Gone.

Marc said...

Scorcese also did the Cape Fear remake, which isn't exactly horror, but it's pretty close. But ya, Shutter Island looks pretty sweet.

B-Sol said...

I enjoy everything Scorsese does, but Cape Fear has got to be his most overrated. It has not aged well at all, and in fact I find that I prefer the original version these days. But yeah, that was his closest thing to horror...up until now.

Ms Harker said...

I am so excited about this film two things I have weakness for DiCaprio and horror set in Asylums... *Sigh*

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B-Sol said...

So I'm deducing that you wouldn't mind being locked IN an asylum with Leonardo DiCaprio?

Ms Harker said...

Short answer... No ;)

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RayRay said...

This clip was fantastic. RayRay is sold.

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B-Sol said...

Perhaps a double-date viewing when it comes out??

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