“The Irishman” is Martin Scorsese’s most expensive movie. It finally debuted at the New York Film Festival on Friday,27th September. A special screening of the movie held at Lincoln Centre’s Alice Tully Hall. It attended by the cast, film-maker and media members.
During the press conference, Scorsese praised Netflix for investing the money they needed to make the film. The movie will release on Nov. 1 before streaming on Netflix starting Nov. 27.
The film, which spans decades uses visual effects and makeup that made De Niro’s, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci look younger than their original age. The digital VFX was handled by ILM. The specifics of the techniques haven’t been revealed. It had prompted a great deal of curiosity before the movie was unveiled.
Scorsese spoke about the technology at the press, saying that when they were filming the de-aged scenes, they had nine cameras. He said when he filmed scenes, he often used two cameras, in total six lenses. There was a lot of equipment for the Irishman crew to carry around on the 108-day shoot but added that the technology did not slow the shoot.
The film’s long shooting period helped them explore the latest technology.
Scorsese personally observed filming the de-aged scenes. Martin describes the making of the movie an extraordinary experience.
The film’s story overlaps and ties to the various presidency as part of the story. Though it is not similar to the way, it does in the book. Scorsese ultimately wanted to focus on the lives of the individuality of the characters.
During the screening of the movie, the audience laughed at numerous comedic moments, including various conversations between De Niro and Pacino.
The audience gave the film a hearty round of applause at the end of the screening. The positive reaction of the audience is a sigh of relief and a good sign.