There’s a reason Martin Scorsese is seen as one of the best directors of all time. Actually there’s tons of reasons. The most obvious one from watching the latest Wolf of Wall Street trailer is that he still has a great deal of lessons to teach the directors of today.
I have always been a huge Scorsese fan, in particular I love Casino and King of Comedy. This trailer reminds me of those two films but in particular Casino. It is dripping with incredible cinematography, colour and innovative shots that just make you smile big. As trailers go it is also cut perfectly to give us just the right amount of story to have us salivating for more, whilst also using visual mastery to hand all other directors their asses.
After watching that I’m seriously considering setting up a class teaching film, the idea of which will be to show that trailer back to back for 16 weeks straight. Yes that might make people crazy. I may even end up with several Stockholm Syndrome sufferers on my hands. But I bet you it would also create an army of awesome film makers.
It’s looking like Wolf of Wall Street will be getting a December release, which has been brought forward from 2014, presumably because so many people put it on their Christmas list that Santa had no choice but to step in and save the day. I’m very excited for the end of this year. After quite a few disappointments in Summer it’s looking like award season is where it’s going to be at. So I’ll see you all at the cinema for Wolf of Wall Street and also 12 Years a Slave, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Desolation of Smaug, Dallas Buyers Club, Computer Chess, Milius, Philomena and of course Thor: The Dark World.
Yep it’s going to be a busy couple of months, and that is brilliant!