Ray’s movies opened a whole new world for me: Hollywood titan Martin Scorsese

Hollywood director-filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who was honored with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, said films of Satyajit Ray opened a whole new world for him, UNI news agency reported

Nov 22, 2021
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Satyajit Ray and Martin Scorsese

Hollywood director-filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who was honored with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, said films of Satyajit Ray opened a whole new world for him, UNI news agency reported. 

“I am honored to receive such an award named after one of the truly great filmmakers of all time and my inspiration, Satyajit Ray. I have returned to Ray’s work over and over again and every time I watch his movies, it becomes a whole new experience. Watching Pather Panchali was a revelatory experience for me and it opened a whole new world for me,” the filmmaker said in a video message.

Remembering how intimacy, immediacy, tenderness and sensuality played crucial roles in Ray’s films, he said the music of Ray’s films inspired him in the making of the music of his own films.

“I showed Pather Panchali to my daughter at a young age, it has made a great impact on how she perceives the world and other cultures around the world,” he said.

Regarded by many as one of the best cinematic minds of the 21st century, Scorsese is regarded as an institution in itself. He has created masterpieces like Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street, among many other films which have captured the global imagination.

(SAM)