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POTD : Goodfellas

Posted: December 10, 2013 by moifightclub in POTD
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We tried to pretend for some time that it’s completely normal to stand next to Martin Scorsese and pose exactly like him. We even controlled the fanboy BP and heartbeats for as long as we could. And as we went breathless, we shouted out it’s M-A-R-T-I-N-F-U-C-K-I-N-G-S-C-O-R-S-E-S-E.

So spare our fanboyism and so called sycophancy for this post. This is the fucking school of cool (Yes, Varun, said that school-of-cool again). Men are here, only the mean machines are missing.

As Charlie said, Twenty dollars! Let’s go da movies!


Bet, AK must have repeated Stack Edwards – This drink is better than sex, baby.

(PS – If you have been living under some rock, this picture is from Marrakech International Film Festival where Anurag Kashyap was on the jury with Scorsese saab)


Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky was a special guest at 12th Marrakech International Film Festival where his masterclass was one of the main attractions of the fest. Some of us got time to sit down with him and talk about his films, characters, reviews, how he works and his thought process. Click on the play button and enjoy!

For pointers on specific topics, you can follow the time code given after the audio file.

at the start – on Sandy and Noah‘s shoot

02:44 – Taking to Twitter. My friend Louis C.K.

04:13 – Studios reaction on giving out film details on Twitter

– The studio was bit nervous but i get the idea about teasing people and still not giving away too much.

05:30 – On Noah. His filmography, ideas.

– The first film I pitched after Pi was Noah.

– All these ideas come from before i was making films. In fact this is my fear I feel I’m running out of ideas!

06:37 – Making a movie with Mickey Rourke. Girls. Phone numbers.

09:00 – On bollywood, Hindi films, Bandit Queen, Sholay

11:55 – From zero budget indies to big budgets Studio films

– Every film i have done up to this time, nobody wanted to make it except me.

13:20 – Animals, Water, Life Of Pi

14:37 – Superhero films

16:00 – Characters in dark territory, uncomfortable feeling, Happy endings

– So you drive your characters made. DA – Fair enough.

17:14 – Comedies? Did four shorts in film school. Two comedies.

18:15 – Mad people. Over the edge.

– Classical Hollywood happy ending never made sense to me.

20:55 -Looking back at your films and finding flaws

– Never look at your films, it’s kind of like masturbation.

– I watched Requiem for A Dream and I couldn’t recognize the person who had made it. It was surely a different person.

22:50 – Reviews, Criticism. Unromantic reviewer at Variety.

– when I meet her, it won’t be a good day.

26:40 – HBO series Hobgoblin