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Scorsese on Dylan, Netflix and beating back the blockbuster

Updated : 2019-06-15 20:28:41

A recent multiplex marquee is haunting Martin Scorsese. Twelve screens and 11 of them were showing one movie: "Avengers: Endgame." "Now, that's not fair," Scorsese says. "We have to fight back at this practice of overwhelming the market with the blockbuster. The — how should I put it? — the regular film, that's being edged out. It's got to go someplace. It has to go someplace because you know why? There are people that are going to continue to make them." Scorsese, 76, is still making them, though there's little "regular" about his latest film. "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese" is a blistering semi-fictional documentary that chronicles Dylan's mythic 1975-1976 rambling cavalcade across a post-Vietnam America.

FILE- In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, producer and director Martin Scorsese poses for a portrait in New York. Scorsese’s latest film, “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese,” is a blistering semi-fictional documentary that resurrects Dylan’s mythic 1975-1976 tour and its rambling cavalcade across a post-Vietnam America. The film, which opens Wednesday in limited theaters and on Netflix, includes restored performance footage, scenes of the backstage circus and interviews with many of the participants, including Dylan’s first on-camera interview in 10 years. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
FILE- In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, producer and director Martin Scorsese poses for a portrait in New York. Scorsese’s latest film, “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese,” is a blistering semi-fictional documentary that resurrects Dylan’s mythic 1975-1976 tour and its rambling cavalcade across a post-Vietnam America. The film, which opens Wednesday in limited theaters and on Netflix, includes restored performance footage, scenes of the backstage circus and interviews with many of the participants, including Dylan’s first on-camera interview in 10 years. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Dec.1975 file photo, musicians Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Richi Havens, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan perform the finale of the The Rolling Thunder Revue, a tour headed by Dylan. Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese,” is a blistering semi-fictional documentary that resurrects Dylan’s mythic 1975-1976 tour and its rambling cavalcade across a post-Vietnam America. The film, which opens Wednesday in limited theaters and on Netflix, includes restored performance footage, scenes of the backstage circus and interviews with many of the participants, including Dylan’s first on-camera interview in 10 years. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - In this Dec.1975 file photo, musicians Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Richi Havens, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan perform the finale of the The Rolling Thunder Revue, a tour headed by Dylan. Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese,” is a blistering semi-fictional documentary that resurrects Dylan’s mythic 1975-1976 tour and its rambling cavalcade across a post-Vietnam America. The film, which opens Wednesday in limited theaters and on Netflix, includes restored performance footage, scenes of the backstage circus and interviews with many of the participants, including Dylan’s first on-camera interview in 10 years. (AP Photo, File)
This image provided by Netfilx shows Bob Dylan in a scene from Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese.” The film is a blistering semi-fictional documentary that resurrects Dylan’s mythic 1975-1976 tour and its rambling cavalcade across a post-Vietnam America. The film, which opens Wednesday in limited theaters and on Netflix, includes restored performance footage, scenes of the backstage circus and interviews with many of the participants, including Dylan’s first on-camera interview in 10 years.
This image provided by Netfilx shows Bob Dylan in a scene from Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese.” The film is a blistering semi-fictional documentary that resurrects Dylan’s mythic 1975-1976 tour and its rambling cavalcade across a post-Vietnam America. The film, which opens Wednesday in limited theaters and on Netflix, includes restored performance footage, scenes of the backstage circus and interviews with many of the participants, including Dylan’s first on-camera interview in 10 years.
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