The ending of Killers of the Flower Moon takes a particularly meta turn, positing director Martin Scorsese in a radio play about the events of his film within the film (phew). It's a bold choice stirring lots of discussion.
Sunday night Scorsese spoke at an Apple Films panel event where he addresses the unexpected ending and his choice to do so in a touching moment of self reflection.
Scorsese said, "All this tragedy ends up as a radio show for entertainment, and as I’m making the picture I realize, too, we’re making entertainment. Therefore the last words had to be spoken by me, taking on the culpability of being part of a culture that is complicit."
Scorsese on KotFM\xe2\x80\x99s ending:\nAll this tragedy ends up as a radio show for entertainment, & as I\xe2\x80\x99m making the picture I realize, too, we\xe2\x80\x99re making entertainment. Therefore the last words had to be spoken by me, taking on the culpability of being part of a culture that is complicit.— (@)
It's a challenge for storytellers to be better, and admirable to see a director with such a prestigious, influential ouevre examine his place in a Hollywood he helped create.
Transparency and self reflection in Hollywood? Let us know what you think of that in the comments.
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