A phenomenally disappointing article that fails to engage Scorsese's points and treats we readers as though we were intellectually inept teenagers seeking platitudes such as 'it's all going to be OK'.
When I read 'it's like Scorsese saying "Marvel is not art" is not at all like Picasso saying "Norman Rockwell is not art"' I nearly quit reading it altogether. The fact that weak-minded equivocality such as this is put out there by NFS is really quite worrying, and underline Scorsese's point perfectly.
I haven't read that essay, but I am going to make absolutely certain of it now. Your point is devastatingly superb.
Every alien contact spot in cinema history? This isn't even every alien contact spot in Trumpland.
So what's this got to do with 4K? I kept waiting for him to get to his point - instead it was a cliched procession of opinionated statements delivered with all the grace and finesse of a dog taking a dump. "You need a story.". Perleeease.
That's eleven minutes of my life I won't be getting back.
The article begins with: " ~ beset by poverty, unemployment, and defunct social services. Its disenfranchised working class—though skilled, capable, and experienced—is unable to maintain the basic rights to life, let alone secure a living wage. The titular character pursues every option available to him, only to find himself caught in the snares of long lines and red tape that appear all but designed to cast him out to the streets."
That may be a picture of the future for the UK, or may be not. However it IS an accurate picture of Greece, Spain, Portugal...