There is no cure for ignorance which is self inflicted. It seems that since as individuals we are all entitled to different opinions but does that mean we have to deny and negate a certain phenomena or another individual their rightful place and impose our opinion?
But as sad as it is, Sean Egan has taken it upon himself to prove that he has a point to make, ” wise men don’t need to prove their point, men who need to prove their point aren’t wise”. The particular phrase “uneven talent” is a very peculiar phrase indeed.
For the entitled, think that to be successful and worthy one requires constant consistency. And hence men like Sean Egan do not understand that it takes a lifetime for an auteur to improve and hone the craft one is aiming for. The legacy is something that is always under construction, even Sir Alfred Hitchcock had terrible days so did Charlie Chaplin. But do we call their talent uneven?
Perhaps not, In an essay recently published by the Critic, writer Sean Egan berates Scorsese by calling him an “uneven talent” whose “self-indulgence” has “debased his talent.” Egan goes on to criticize The Wolf of Wall Street for being “achingly slow,” Raging Bull for having “across-the-board bad filmmaking,” and Goodfellas as a “grand exercise in futility.” When man fails to become an artist, he becomes a critic.
Whatever this essay is, it certainly isn’t very logical. Self-indulgence is hardly the matter of Scorsese, since it has never been about the character or the star, rather the nature of cinema itself which has been the prime focus of Martin Scorsesse. In the tweet, del Toro wrote, “…[T]he amount of misconceptions, sloppy inaccuracies and hostile adjectives not backed by an actual rationale is offensive, cruel and ill-intentioned. This article baited them into traffic, but at what cost?”
While the author of the essay does not enjoy the specific works of Scorsese, their claim that the films hold no importance or value completely dismisses why those films and their filmmakers matter in film history. “When I read pieces like this one. Aimed at one of the most benign forces and one of the wisest, I do feel the tremors of an impending culture collapse — and I do wonder: ‘To what end?’ …and find myself at a loss,” del Toro wrote.
Scorsese is the voice of reason and that of caution today film has become shallow and dull, for it has lost its edge and charm to nonsense that is churned in the name of cinema. And people like Scorsese, have rightly pointed out the decay in the industry as a whole, but one definitely should not be vilified because one has pointed out the obvious, and that too by a mere critic.