First 3D and now digital filmmaking, to one Martin Scorsese, the times are truly changing.
Empire recently chatted with Scorsese’s long time collaborator/editor Thelma Schoonmaker, who revealed that for his next film Wolf Of Wall Street, the legendary auteur will be shooting the pending film digitally.
Almost as legendary today for his love of film and his penchant for restoring feature films, this is a stark change for Scorsese, who up to this point may have been the biggest fan of true film when it comes to shooting a feature.
This film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, so while most people will see this film regardless (and you’d be silly to skip this because it’s not in 35mm), it really is a sad concession. Personally, I couldn’t be a bigger fan of digital photography, particularly films from the likes of Steven Soderbergh, but it just doesn’t have the grain of good 35mm prints. Adding a sense of energy to the film, Scorsese’s pieces have always used celluloid cinematography to utter perfection, so this will definitely be an interesting change in the canon of the man who may very well be the best living American filmmaker. He actually did shootÂ HugoÂ digitally, and that film definitely looked great, but it also didn’t look like any other Scorsese feature, so we may be in for a brand new collection of films from a director always looking to move the art form forward. Color this kid excited.