Martin ScorseseOk, maybe he didn't use those words, exactly, but that was the gist of Martin Scorsese's comments yesterday at the Morocco Film Festival. At the Festival to promote its new exchange program with the Tribeca Film Institute, Scorsese told reporters that, as he gets older, he gets less interested in making the "big pictures demanded by Hollywood studios." Instead, he pointed to No Direction Home, his recent, critically acclaimed documentary about Bob Dylan, as the sort of project on which he'd prefer to focus.

According to Scorsese, his upcoming adaptation of The Silence - a novel about Portuguese missionaries in 17th century Japan - will be one of his last efforts for Hollywood. Huh. It'll be interesting if this is simply journalists making a lot of a throwaway comment, or if it is in fact an indication of a new focus for the director.
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