The Irishman (The Irishman, 2019) is a production resulting from the partnership between Netflix and Martin Scorsese, who directed this profound drama suffers the guts of the mafia. Based on a book that tells a real story, this adaptation deals with the life of a truck driver, Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), from the moment he has his first contact with the mafia, going through his rise in the life of the crime, even your old age. An already classic that still features Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin and Stephen Graham. You can prepare that the film should receive many Oscar nominations. And the time has come to give that beautiful look in another episode of the review, review and analysis of our Curiosities website.
Recently, one person, in particular, asked us what the purpose of cinema would be, in fact this person already had a ready answer – “The main thing is entertainment” – she said – and maybe she waited for us to confirm, obviously we don’t agree, because, each project has its own communion of objectives, ranging from distracting the mind or entertaining, having fun in a more restricted sense and may come in the form of fear, laughter, encasment, crying, surprise, etc; to, of course, objectives that go further, such as: provoking reflections, questioning values and behaviors, studying personalities and questions about human psychology, informing about historical data, situations or circumstances, expanding the viewer’s culture and world view, you from the social bubble and the comfort zone, propose an experience of sensations, protest, illustrate, compensate, and etc., of course, there are those who find fun in all of this – this is our case -. So, if the person had used the word fun, taking it in a broader sense, we would even agree, but “entertainment” is not even the main objective of cinema, at least not exclusively. If we only want entertainment, ok! Each seeks what satisfies them most. But we cannot blame a work for not delivering a hobby, when that was not her proposal; and this is the case with ‘The Irishman’.