In a recent interview looking back on his nearly six-decade career, Martin Scorsese, 80, expressed an unexpected regret over one of his Leonardo DiCaprio collaborations. While Scorsese has directed DiCaprio in eight films, including “Killers of the Flower Moon,” he’s surprisingly soured on one release.
The 2011 psychological thriller “Shutter Island,” based on Dennis Lehane’s novel, is now endangered. Scorsese said his Oscar win influenced his “Shutter Island” direction. Following “The Departed” Best Director victory in 2006, Scorsese was “encouraged” to direct “Shutter Island.” In hindsight, he lamented not having worked up “silence.”.
Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield star in Scorsese’s 2016 passion project, “Silence.” This time, the novel is written by ShÅ«saku EndÅ about two Jesuit priests who are after their master in Japan.
“Shutter Island” made the top 10 films of the year for the National Board of Review but hasn’t been as acclaimed a feature as some of Scorsese’s other iconic works like “Taxi Driver” or “Raging Bull.” It remains his lone narrative feature picture not to have an Oscar nomination amongst the work he has done in his last two decades.
Aside from “Shutter Island,” Scorsese mentioned his other DiCaprio projects. He recounted working with Harvey Weinstein on “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator.” Despite issues, Scorsese was pleased with both films.
After “The Irishman” in 2019, Scorsese returned to filmmaking with “Killers of the Flower Moon.” From David Grann’s non-fiction book, it is about the FBI’s first homicide case, when oil found on Osage Indian territory in the 1920s led to massacres. The film opens on October 20 in theatres and can be streamed through Apple TV+.