Acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro is giving us a breakdown of why Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is a masterpiece.
The Netflix film stars veteran actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. With each of them being accomplished actors in their own right, mixing that much talent under Scorsese’s direction is sure to make cinematic greatness. After all, De Niro, Pesci and Scorsese have teamed up on notable films before. But this time, critics are convinced that The Irishman might top the acclaimed filmmaker’s classics. In fact, it’s not just the critics that are blown away. Oscar-winning director Del Toro is definitely one of them.
The “Shape of Water” director posted a 13-Tweet thread on Twitter to express how he feels about Scorsese’s latest film. In the thread, Del Toro compares The Irishman to the Stanley Kubrick classic “Barry Lyndon”.
Scorsese’s storyline in the film chronicles the events that take place in a span of decades. With De Niro having to be digitally de-aged to play a younger version of himself as a telling sign. Throughout the years, the characters go through the lengthy and tedious process of life. Still, we’re well aware that they end up the same way everyone else will. Del Toro notes that the film simply gives us a chance to witness the characters as they lived.
“First- the film connects with the epitaph-like nature of Barry Lyndon. It is about lives that came and went, with all their turmoil, all their drama and violence and noise and loss… and how they invariably fade, like we all do…”
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