sâmbătă, 21 octombrie 2023

Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

"They die young"

The Alamo of epic, meaningful and beautiful moviemaking.
Killers of the Flower Moon is an instant American classic.
Would do a great double bill with There will be Blood.
Retribution and revolution, makes a stand for the American natives more than most films I can think of (Little Big Man, Dances with Wolves, Geronimo, etc.)
For me it's the best Scorsese film since Casino (I'd say that film 'cos it's epic and I saw it again this year and it was a blast-getting better with age- and I never liked the way The Departed was edited, never agreed morally with The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman lost me on the de-aging, loved the esthetics of Shutter Island but Scorsese disowns the film-!-). 
At 206 min. it could've been even longer (again my one hundred and fifty cents;) 
Reminded my of immortal doomed then, now essential films of films like The Godfather, Heaven's Gate, Once Upon a Time in America, those where every frame spent on film makes you wanna yearn for more. As I wrote above, meaningful.
Beware, the real film does not start 'til min 70, it's the longest exposition I've witnessed in a theater maybe ever, ?, 
Based on David Wann's 2017 non-fiction book on the true story of what happened in Osage County in the twenties of the last century. oil, greed, poison, murder, power play, manipulation,  conspiracy, touch of evil, a Macbeth/Shakespearianlike drama of twisted turn to the dark side.

Best of KotFN:
This is a very heavy film made by a man who is soon 81 years old. Kudos. It feels young at heart and justified.
Di Caprio (6th film with Marty, 21 years after Gangs of NY), plays on the edge, De Niro (tenth collaboration, 50 years+), also at his most evil (ex aqueo with Angel Heart & The Untouchables where he was at the opposite, haven't seen him so restrained in a long time)the ensemble cast plus some cameos (musicians Charlie Musselwaite, Jack White, Pete Yorn, and Martin Scorsese himself, in his most heartfelt appearance yet).
Highest point: it's the Last score of Robbie Robertson  (he was part Indian-Six Nations- so he was proud to do this film- and definetly at most his personal and best. "Still Standing" is a grand song and a lawful legacy. 
Magnificent cinematography, again by Rodrigo Pietro, set design by legendary Terry Malick's attachee Jack Fisk (born 1945 -another similitude with There Will Be Blood whose production designer he also was, but this is Fisk's first film with Scorsese though !!!).
Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker (82!!!), Marty's collaborator for all his life & work.
      In memory of Robbie Robertson


2 comentarii:

  1. Unchiul, petrolul și indienii ;)

    Lăsând gluma, filmul este foarte trist, iar la final, când a apărut Marty, mi-au dat lacrimile. I just love him and I don't want to lose him...

  2. https://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/interviews/martin-scorsese-killers-flower-moon?fbclid=IwAR2HYeR7R2yGgwoERrUcLzjdOs0YVekuPZ9pVBg9uHyJ2PN7FImBbZvTm70