The Irishman director has a piece of advice for those who intend to see his movie (which is over three hours in length) on their phones; don’t.
The Irishman was recently made available on Netflix and has so far gotten high praise, with most of them commending the legendary director and the performances of Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino.
Scorsese while speaking on his latest movie said that even though the film has a lengthy runtime, it is still getting people’s attention. He advised that those who want to see The Irishman (or any of his movies) should do so on a bigger screen like an iPad.
I would suggest — if you ever want to see one of my pictures, or most films — please, please don’t look at it on a phone, please. An iPad, a big iPad, maybe. I’m not saying because, Oh, I made it. It was an interesting narrative structure, and it got me involved each time. In a funny way, I think I made it to cover all the bases in terms of how you could watch this picture.
Ideally, I’d like you to go to a theater, look at it on a big screen from beginning to end. And I know, it’s long — you gotta get up, you gotta go to the bathroom, that sort of thing, I get it — but also at home, I think if you can make a night of it, or an afternoon thereof, and know that you’re not gonna answer the phone or you’re not gonna get up too much, it might work.Martin Scorsese – variety.com
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942, and is an American-Italian filmmaker, actor, and historian. His career has spanned over 50 years and he is widely regarded as one of the most remarkable and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
His film work includes The Aviator (2004), Shutter Island (2010, Hugo (2011), and Silence (2016).