Jon Favreau interviewing Martin Scorsese for the third season of Dinner for Five. In this excerpt Jon asks him about story versus plot in filmmaking. A comment on YouTube says: “Favreau has no idea what Scorsese is talking about”.
With thanks to Matevz Luzar.
Scorsese clearly takes the viewpoint of the discerning movie goer and not that of the mainstream audience. He speaks about films that he constantly revisited. You and I do this, probably for a whole bunch of movies. The mainstream audiences doesn’t, really. Interesting also is his reference to Hitchcock, who was the director par excellence to prove that character really comes from plot.
That said, I have loved every single one of Scorsese’s movies. And, indeed, not for their plot…
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