A Minute With: Martin Scorsese on time running out

Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:05pm EDT
 
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By Christine Kearney

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time slipping away seems to be on Martin Scorsese's mind.

After the critical success of his recent "Hugo," the luminary director says he would make every future film in 3D, but approaching age 70, he is more concerned with movies that perfect his take on American life than with technology.

Scorsese spoke to Reuters at a new advertising campaign for Hennessy Cognac, one of several brands he promotes, about how he forged a career spanning more than 45 years, which actor from whom he learned the most and how striving to be in the league of the greatest film directors keeps him making more movies.

Q: Lately you have a bit of reputation for being one of the most approachable people in Hollywood?

A: "Well, I am a New Yorker. I am a Manhattanite, I should say. But, I guess over the years, one has to realize that at times, I talked about being giant and egotistical, that's what I do at work and I have to think that way at times. I get psychologically and emotionally set that way and over the years, I am 69, I may have gone too far over the line. I found it wasn't really productive for anybody. So then you pull back."

Q: Why are you still driven to do what you do?

A: "I am not satisfied with the work. I just don't know."

Q: Some people might find that incredible coming from you?   Continued...

 
Director Martin Scorsese arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok