Veteran Hollywood director Martin Scorsese (81)’s new film ‘Flower Killing Moon’ (released on the 19th) has emerged as a dark horse at next year’s Oscars. The local award prediction website ‘Golden Derby’ even published an article saying that this film was “likely to be a double-digit Oscar candidate.” At the Academy Awards, where true-story films are traditionally strong, it appears that it will tie the knot with ‘Oppenheimer’ (director Christopher Nolan), which deals with the American ‘father of the atomic bomb’. They are competing for 1st and 2nd place in nominations for major categories, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Director, Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Apple TV +, which is in charge of investment and production, is aiming for its second trophy at the awards ceremony to be held in March next year, following the first OTT (online streaming platform) Oscar win for Best Picture last year with the music film ‘Coda’ directed by a deaf person .
Native massacre, atomic bomb father… The owner of the Oscar
‘Flower Killing Moon’ follows the true story of the systematic murder of the Osage tribe over several years in a small town in the south-central United States in the 1920s when ‘black gold’ oil was abundant and per capita income soared to the highest level in the world. What is the probability that one family member, including a sister-in-law, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law, will die one after another from an unusual disease, suspicious explosion, or gunshot wound? This case, which was not properly investigated despite the deaths of dozens of people, was investigated by J. The Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) , which Edgar Hoover had laid the foundation for, intervenes and the truth of the vicious crime is revealed. Apple TV
+ , which introduced Japan’s atrocities during the Japanese colonial period to the world through the drama ‘Pachinko’ (2022), invested the largest production budget in Hollywood, $200 million (approximately 270 billion won), to “reveal a part of American history that was little known outside of the indigenous tribal society.” He helped unfold “one page” (Martin Scorsese).
TV’s 270 billion won masterpiece “Extremely American”The original nonfiction by American author David Gran was translated and published in Korea. It is 『Flower Moon: Great Corruption, Vile Violence, and the Birth of the FBI』. This book, which ranked first overall in Amazon’s ‘Book of the Year’ in 2017, was introduced to director Scorsese when it was still in the manuscript stage by lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who also produced it. This is the 6th collaboration between the two, following ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘The Departed’, and ‘Wolf of Wall Street’.
His role is ‘Ernest Burkhart’, who is injured in World War I and moves to Oklahoma, where he falls in love with ‘Molly’, an Osage. Although he cares for his wife and three children, he is a clueless man who is swayed by his resourceful uncle, William Hale, into self-contradiction. DiCaprio made a completely different acting transformation from the sensitive astronomy professor in the previous Netflix film ‘Don’t Look Up’ (2021). He, who is also an environmental activist, pointed먹튀검증 out that compared to the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, “this incident was more subtle and long-term.”
Scorsese’s 50-year-old persona Robert De Niro (‘Mean Streets’, ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Goodfellas’, etc.) played Hale, and Eric Roth, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for ‘Forrest Gump’ (1994), also joined. .
After reading the true story, Director Scorsese said, “It was interesting that the strange emotional line between friendship and love coexisted on one side, and exploitation and murder coexisted on the other.” Director Scorsese participated in the co-writing of the screenplay and wrote about another indigenous person he had kept for over 50 years, “personal feelings.” ‘ was included. He said he remembered the pain of the indigenous people he felt when he stayed for a few days in 1974 on a reservation in South Dakota where the U.S. military massacred the indigenous people, and the teachings of an indigenous poet who were “like a ray of sunlight.” America’s past and future are captured together in an “extremely American” story that deals with racial discrimination that is still in effect today.
Cannes Film Festival 9-minute standing ovation… Osage memorial offering
Director Scorsese said, “Because this is a story that has never been told, it was important that every detail was accurate.” More than 100 Osage people, who shared traditional meals and greeted each other in 2019, helped consult on and star in the film. Lily Gladstone, who plays Molly, is not Osage, but is an indigenous actress.
Director Scorsese appears to have used the filming of this film as a kind of memorial service for those who were victims of the white people’s 100-year reign of terror. He described the film as “something that the Osei people could see, feel, and receive as a kind of offering.” “It’s just one movie, but it captures all the horrors they experienced, and I dedicate it to them in the hope that they will gain some peace of mind through it,” he said.
The film received a nine-minute standing ovation when it was first screened at the Cannes International Film Festival last May. Although it is an Apple TV + original movie, it will be released in theaters. Apple TV + Korea release schedule has not been determined.