When we hear about certain directors wanting to retire like Quentin Tarantino and many others we attend to not believe them, because they always have ideas running through their heads and they love doing what they are doing.
Believe it or not Martin Scorsese himself thought about retiring at one time after making the Howard Hughs bio pic The Aviator. The man has been around since the 1970s, and in just a ten years span he released some great films like MEAN STREETS, ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, TAXI DRIVER, and RAGING BULL. Scorsese decided to do something different and utilize the Netflix streaming service to release The Irishman onto to their streaming service, and the budget for the film cost a $159 million to make.
During the time of Casino Scorsese found it increasingly frustrating to work in the studio system and almost quit altogether after THE AVIATOR: The last two weeks of editing and mixing ‘The Aviator,’ I said if this is the way you have to make films then I’m not going to do it anymore. It’s like being in a bunker and you’re firing out in all directions. You begin to realize you’re not speaking the same language anymore, so you can’t make pictures anymore.”
As I mentioned on my podcast last night streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, HBOMAX, Disney Plus, and other platforms are now gateways for new and up and coming directors to let their voice be heard with the movies that they want to make and allow them to have the creative freedom that they want to have.
You can listen to the podcast episode here: https://anchor.fm/movieloversunite/episodes/Adam-Driver-Walks-Out-of-Interview–A-Quiet-Place-2-Trailer-Review–WandaVision-2020-e9v62o