Renowned filmmaker Martin Scorsese is back on TikTok with his latest video brought to us by his daughter Francesca, and it has certainly sparked some conversation.
Scorsese Brings His Movie Expertise to TikTok
The fresh video features Scorsese engaging in the popular movie ranking game of TikTok. The game displays two film posters at a time, and users must choose one. Who doesn’t love a father connecting with their kid through whatever the hell way they want? Film Twitter, that’s who.
The Unexpected Pick That Stirs Up Movie Lovers
@francescascorsese In case you can’t tell, we really love 2001: A Space Odyssey @Letterboxd #fyp #martinscorsese #movieranking ♬ Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – ABBA
The buzz, however, set film aficionados on Twitter ablaze. They were left in disbelief when Scorsese chose “Birdman” by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu over cinematic giants like Sergio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Seemingly, the film community on Twitter carries some hidden resentment towards Inarritu’s Best Picture winner.
Dispelling the Unfair Criticism Around “Birdman”
Despite the naysaying, “Birdman” is a remarkable film. The 2014 release gloriously captures Michael Keaton as a struggling Hollywood actor trying to maintain relevance after his pinnacle of fame in the ’90s for portraying the titular character, Birdman. Is it a superior choice over Leone or Tarantino’s movies? That’s subjective, but the disdain the film is receiving appears unwarranted.
A Deeper Look into Inarritu’s Cinematic Excellence
Birdman’s claim to fame is its unique continuous-shot technique. However, the innovative cinematic style sometimes eclipses a detailed appreciation of its robust screenplay. Impressively, memorable scenes from the film like Keaton’s Riggan being locked out of Broadway’s St. James theater and his subsequent stroll around a bustling Times Square in his underwear, are forever etched in pop culture memory.
Upon critical evaluation, “Birdman” may well be top of Inarritu’s illustrious directorial career, sharing that crown perhaps with “Amores Perros.” Other laudable works from this talented director include “21 Grams,” “Babel,” “The Revenant,” “Biutiful” and “Bardo.”
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