Jon Favreau interviewing Martin Scorsese for the third season of Dinner for Five. In this excerpt Jon asks him about story versus plot in filmmaking. A comment on YouTube says: “Favreau has no idea what Scorsese is talking about”.
With thanks to Matevz Luzar.
Scorsese clearly takes the viewpoint of the discerning movie goer and not that of the mainstream audience. He speaks about films that he constantly revisited. You and I do this, probably for a whole bunch of movies. The mainstream audiences doesn’t, really. Interesting also is his reference to Hitchcock, who was the director par excellence to prove that character really comes from plot.
That said, I have loved every single one of Scorsese’s movies. And, indeed, not for their plot…
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Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.