Martin Scorsese is one of the most renowned film directors since the second half of the last century, and his fame is well-deserved with more than 20 awards and 14 Oscar nominations. It’s not surprising that his opinions on other films are seen as a compliment. He recently revealed what he thinks the best fight sequence in film history.
‘Flower Moon Killer‘, Scorsese’s massive new film which will last three and a half hours, will hit theaters in a month. While waiting for the appointment, in a special interview with the Times, the director revealed his biggest secrets, the films that most influenced his film education and also his favorite scenes from different genres.
He chose “Chimes at Midnight” as the best fight scene ever filmed. Chimes at midnight), by Orson Welles. This film was made in 1966 adapts this in a funny way Lancaster tetralogy, by William Shakespeare. Although celebrated and recognized as a work of art in its time, this film is often overshadowed by the rest of Welles’ filmography, such as Citizen Kane.
“This film has so many different levels. An extraordinary production is created from this Shakespeare play. As far as action scenes go, “Chimes of Midnight” is the best fight sequence ever filmed.
I know that those who made Braveheart studied it, we studied it a lot ourselves. It is different from Eisenstein or Alexander Nevsky and of course from Potemkin. There has never been anything like this before.”
Scorsese’s in-depth study of “Chimes of Midnight” served as inspiration. at the time of filming “Killers of the Flower Moon,” so it’s expected that this new film will feature a heavy dose of Welles-style action.
“Midnight Chimes” tells the story of King Henry IV of England in the 15th century, was tired of seeing his son Harry lose interest in the kingdom and spend all his time drinking and partying in the company of a unique character: the wayward Falstaff.
The sequence mentioned by Scorsese It happens in the second part of the film, when Harry decides to go to war in his father’s name against the armies of rebellious Hotspur at the Battle of Shrewsbury. Unfortunately, the film is not available on any streaming service for our country, but you can watch it in the original language on Archive.org.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro and Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is a crime drama that investigates the mysterious murders of the Osage tribe in the United States. The film hits theaters on October 20th.