Martin Scorsese Explains Why You’ll Never See a “Director’s Cut” of One of His Films

/Film | 10/16/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Martin Scorsese‘s movies are typically long – his latest, The Irishman, clocks in at 209 minutes. But some people (like me!) wouldn’t mind seeing even longer cuts of Scorsese’s films. Director’s cuts, if you will. But according to the man himself, you’re never going to see a Martin Scorsese director’s cut – at least not in the traditional sense. As Scorsese tells it, every theatrical cut he’s ever released counts as his “director’s cut,” and it’s the same for movies from other directors as well – unless there was some sort of studio interference.

In a new interview with EW, someone took a break from asking Martin Scorsese for his opinion on Marvel movies long enough to ask him about director’s cut. Specifically if we’d ever get a director’s cut of on his films. Scorsese’s reply is that technically speaking, we already have seen a Scorsese director’s cut:

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“The director’s cut is the film that’s released — unless it’s been taken away from the director by the financiers and the studio. [The director] has made their decisions based on the process they were going through at the time. There could be money issues, there could be somebody that dies [while making] the picture, the studio changes heads and the next person hates it. Sometimes [a director says], ‘I wish I could go back and put it all back together.’ All these things happen. But I do think once the die is cast, you have to go with it and say, ‘That’s the movie I made under those...
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