Scorsese's Silence

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So is Garfield replacing DiCaprio as the guy who can't fake accents? Granted I like Garfield, so I'm just bustin' his chops.



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The only thing i've liked Garfield in is Boy A. I hated him in the social network and as Spider-Man. He's the only reason i'm nervous about Silence.



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The only thing i've liked Garfield in is Boy A. I hated him in the social network and as Spider-Man. He's the only reason i'm nervous about Silence.
Social Network is what made me like him.



Obviously I have to see this movie now. Nice to see Liam Neeson being able to actually act again too. The action movies are great for the pocketbook, but the only one I remember is Taken. Oh yeah, and A-Team.



I'm a huge scorsese fan but this doesnt interest me



The only thing i've liked Garfield in is Boy A. I hated him in the social network and as Spider-Man. He's the only reason i'm nervous about Silence.
I really liked him a lot in the first chapter of the Red Riding trilogy, which I liked as much as Boy A, playing a young reporter who stumbles into a conspiracy while investigating a murder. Since then I think his two best performances are from the past couple years in 99 Homes and Hacksaw Ridge.

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I do think i'm being a bit unfair because i haven't seen him in much, not seen any of those you mentioned. Planning on watching Hacksaw Ridge soon and the Red Riding trilogy sounds good.



I saw it today and I was blown away. Not that I loved it but the quality of the film, the art of storytelling and the raw emotion and subtlety of the film really left me amazed. I'm not into religion but a good story can make any subject matter interesting. Recommended!
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6 Reasons Why Scorsese’s Silence Is Worth the 30-Year Wait

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Nearly three decades ago, Martin Scorsese purchased the rights to Japanese author Shūsaku Endō’s novel Silence, which follows two Jesuit priests from Portugal on a quest in 17th-century Japan. After reading the book on a train to Kyoto, Scorsese fell in love with the story of man’s connection to faith in the face of great persecution and was inspired to make a film exploring this spiritual conflict. Over the past 30 years, Scorsese has fought unceasingly for this namesake passion project, working through arduous script-rewrites and relentless legal battles even as he stockpiled Oscar nods for other hits, including a win for The Departed.

Like some of Scorsese’s past projects, namely Kundun and The Last Temptation of Christ, Silence explores Christianity in dark and complex ways, centering on the physical and spiritual journey of Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver) as they attempt to rescue their mentor, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson). Ferreira’s been captured by the Japanese government after introducing Christianity to Japanese villagers post-Shimabara Rebellion, an uprising in southwestern Japan that began in 1637 and was fueled in part by the countrywide prohibition of Christianity. (After the rebellion, this prohibition was strictly enforced.)

The film will open nationwide January 13, after having premiered in New York and L.A. on December 23. And there’s already Oscar buzz around the project — for Scorsese’s directing, Garfield’s performance, its screenplay, and editing. Here, we break down six reasons why Silence has taken nearly three decades to bring to life, and why it’s more than worth the wait.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/12/reaso...ence-film.html