You do not want to get on the bad side of Guillermo del Toro.
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker seems to be utterly infuriated as well as disappointed on hearing the highly revered director, Martin Scorsese being bad-mouthed by an essay that got published in The Critic. And to say Guillermo del Toro went all out, would be an understatement.
The Pan’s Labyrinth director went over to Twitter to express his dissent with regard to the same and had plenty to say about how unjustly Martin Scorsese was being portrayed in the essay.
Guillermo del Toro defends Martin Scorsese on Twitter
Recently, Sean Egan penned an essay for The Critic, about the director of Goodfellas, claiming that the renowned American director and producer has “always been an uneven talent, and fame and prestige have added self-indulgence.”
To this direct jab toward Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro had a brief response wherein he not only vehemently defends the former’s work over the years but also lays certain valuable points as to why his work is also one of the most sublime.
“I very, very seldom post anything contradictory here-,” del Toro said with reference to the tweet of the essay posted by the U.K.-based outlet. “But the amount of misconceptions, sloppy inaccuracies, and hostile adjectives not backed by an actual rationale is offensive, cruel, and ill-intentioned,” he stated.
The Mexican filmmaker further went on to claim he would shorten his own life to lengthen that of Scorsese if God granted him the opportunity. “I’d take the deal,” he said proudly.
Guillermo del Toro is furious by the sordid picture painted of Martin Scorsese
Sure, del Toro was infuriated by Sean Egan’s blatantly disrespectful depiction of Martin Scorsese, but in no way was he ill-prepared with his counters. Del Toro had some fantastic points to bring to the table with regard to the topic.
The Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water mentioned how he usually doesn’t partake in negative opinions, but if Scorsese’s films like Raging Bull were “bad filmmaking” and The Wolf of Wall Street were “achingly slow,” then people clearly needed to get their facts and sources checked.
“Most of the article is akin to faulting Picasso for ‘not getting perspective right’ or Gaugin for being ‘garish’,” he said in rebuttal. “If you assail these cornerstones, you should lay it out – you disassemble the work and build your position- not just hand an opinion with “slamming” adjectives.”
Del Toro also observed how he found himself speechless in the face of such inaccurate and foul criticism. “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.”
Innumerable fans also seem to share similar opinions as those of del Toro as they supported him throughout his justifications and remarks. And as del Toro correctly said, everyone was indeed at a loss for words upon reading such a nasty piece of writing about Hollywood’s finest.