When thinking of "signature styles" you don't often talk about editors. It's hard to recognize an editor by, I don't know, the way they cut images together? That just sounds funny. But when it comes to Thelma Schoonmaker, her style of assembly is just so damn good that when you watch a movie cut by her hands, you just know. Granted, she has only ever worked in conjunction with Scorsese for her career (with one single exception), so her work…
Scorsese's adaption of Shusaku Endo's novel doesn't get more literal than this; the film is beat for beat as the source material and refuses to stray from it. In that regard it's incredible. I loved the novel and seeing it come alive onscreen was beautiful. The added visuals of the film make it all the more moving and deeply emotional. But then every so often a visual effect shot creeps its way onscreen and would completely distract me. But at…
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