We've got to save cinema: Martin Scorsese on franchise and comic book entertainment

Updated: Sep 26 2023 11:09AM

Los Angeles, Sep 26 (PTI) Studios are not interested in supporting individual voices on a big budget, says master director Martin Scorsese, who called on filmmakers to "save cinema" in the age of franchise and comic book entertainment.

In an interview with GQ magazine, the Oscar winner said the film industry that he was a part of 50 years ago is "over". His next film is "Killers of the Flower Moon", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, and Robert DeNiro.

"Well, the industry is over. In other words, the industry that I was part of, we're talking almost, what, 50 years ago? It's like saying to somebody in 1970 who made silent films, what do you think's happened? "(Studios are not) interested any longer in supporting individual voices that express their personal feelings or their personal thoughts and personal ideas and feelings on a big budget. And what's happened now is that they've pigeonholed it to what they call indies," Scorsese said.