Scorcese is a terrible director and should be a full-time screenwriter.

2022.01.24 13:39 TuneBride Scorcese is a terrible director and should be a full-time screenwriter.

Like 99% of people who have watch movies, I've been exposed to Martin Scorcese's filmography. By now, I've seen almost everything he's done. While I do like his movies and I am not saying they are themselves bad, I think the man is a so-so director at best and absolutely horrible at the worst times. I love his screenwriting though, and consider it as important a part of Americana as the Superbowl, Hemingway or jazz.
But I've just watched The Departed for the 3rd time in my life and finally realized what makes his movies fall short of greatness for me. Lack of in-scene continuity, edits too quick to make any kind of impact in story-telling, split diopters for no discernable reason, scenes that linger so long they test the ability of the amazing talent he has been blessed to work with over his career.
I'm sure my cricisims aren't anything he hasn't had throw his way before, but the idea that they can be ignored so that he can be considered one of the greatest directors of all time is ridiculous to me. I don't know what kind of director he is behind the scenes but I assume he's great to work with. But his final product doesn't reflect that assumption. He seems to get away with poorly executed concepts simply because of how good they are on paper. I find myself having to force my perspective in order to enjoy his movies and overlook the nearly-amateurish way he constructs a scene.
He would better serve the film industry he loves so much as a screen-writer, rather than a director and I wish I could see someone else take the helm behind the camera in his projects. Maybe use him as an assistant director? But certainly don't let him in the editing room.
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