Arab Today, arab today movie silence inspired by religion
Last Updated : GMT 07:57:29
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Director Martin Scorsese:

Movie 'Silence' inspired by religion

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Movie 'Silence' inspired by religion

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese
Taipei - Arab Today

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese said Monday his decision to shoot the historic-drama "Silence" was inspired by his religious childhood, despite the Hollywood heavyweight not typically being known for spiritual outpourings.

Lauded for his direction of often violent box office hits such as "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed", Scorsese said at a press conference in Taipei that his Christian beliefs and faith had helped him face the world.

"The subject matter presented by Shusaku Endo was in my life since I was very very young. I was very much involved in religion, I was raised in a strong Catholic family," he said during a press conference that wrapped up the shooting of the film in Taiwan.

"Further reflection is how (we) want to lead our life in the Christian faith... so ultimately this book drew my attention when it was given to me in 1988."

The film is based on a novel by Shusaku Endo and tells the story of Portuguese Jesuits in the 17th Century who suffered persecution while working in isolated parts of Japan.

It stars Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson and Adam Driver and will be released in cinemas in 2016.

Scorsese and his team also expressed their gratitude to the government and the crew in Taiwan for their support while shooting the film, which took them to Hualien in the east, western Taichung among other parts of the island.

"Seems like a dream, I don't know how long I have been in Taipei, five or six months, it's a beautiful place, extraordinary."

The shooting of "Silence" made headlines in January when an accident on set killed one worker and injured three others.

Filming was temporarily interrupted after a ceiling collapsed on the Taiwanese construction workers who were reinforcing an old house made of brick and wood at the Chinese Culture and Movie Center Central Pictures during pre-production.

Scorsese is the latest Hollywood director to film in Taiwan in recent years.

Taiwan-born and US-based director Ang Lee filmed his Oscar-winning 3D adventure "Life of Pi" on the island, and French director Luc Besson shot some of his sci-fi thriller "Lucy" in Taipei.
Source: AFP

 

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today movie silence inspired by religion Arab Today, arab today movie silence inspired by religion

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Blind sheikh buried in Egypt

GMT 06:32 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Blind sheikh buried in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 04:32 2016 Saturday ,29 October

Cassette tapes fast-forward to new following in Asia

GMT 11:49 2016 Monday ,17 October

Turkish film shines light on child brides

GMT 10:42 2016 Friday ,07 October

Rebels' archfoe turned peacemaker

GMT 09:14 2016 Monday ,26 September

Poetry 'can save Arab world'

GMT 07:39 2016 Monday ,11 July

Accused of 'disturbing public peace'

GMT 08:42 2016 Friday ,10 June

Lubna Al Qasimi pays rich tributes to writers

GMT 07:23 2016 Thursday ,19 May

New museum will 'preserve Palestinian memory'
View News in Arabic - Culture: حوارات وتقارير
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 05:15 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Omega 3 can reduce asthma cases

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday