I thought this was going to be about the 1988 film with Steven Segal, also titled 'Nico'(Distributed as Above the Law in the U.S but Nico everywhere else). Slightly disappointed. But still, this looks good.
Incredible how just through sheer time and effort how much better the cgi looks here than in the bulk of hollywood megabudget stuff. Just shows you that cgi doesn't have to look terrible in the right(caring) hands and isn't budget dependant.
It's not wrong just because you knew literally zero about non-american filmmakers until you read a list from Scorsese. His list of the 39 foreign films you should see before you die had like 13 or so directors many with 3 films, 11 or 12 of the films were italian....for the whole of fucking world cinema!!!! It's laughable for someone with such a reputation for loving cinema. No director should appear even twice on such a short list, it just shows narrow viewing, which is surprising given his love for film.
Also my list wouldn't matter but i tell you what- it wouldn't have any filmmaker listed more than once, because we are talking about the whole of world cinema!!! That was a big part of my issue with his lists..
He named those two on his list of several dozen films you should see 'before you die' or something, so what? His lists are always massively narrow and contain very few non-american films, which is always very surprising for someone that talks so much about cinema. If you haven't noticed that it's you that needs to do research.
As with everything Scorsese says about "film history" it's all american films with one Italian director mixed in. I'm always shocked at how narrow his viewing habits are for such a self proclaimed cinefile.
i refuse to believe they are still claiming they shot on the iphone out of necessity. Anyone with any logical sense could see that it wasn't. The iphone 5 and all the thousands of dollars of equipment they had to add on to make it useable cost many many times what the oldest and cheapest video dslr would have done and at the cost of a much worse tool that also produced a much worse image. They did it to give Tangerine a selling/talking point and use as a marketing tool, there is no counter argument on any level. There is no shame in that. Its just so insulting how they try to claim otherwise...