"It doesn't happen maybe with one gunshot", said Scorsese cryptically.
The Irishman is 210 minutes long, to be precise - this equals three hours and 30 minutes, which is the length of some miniseries and Scorsese's longest film to date. De Niro's longtime producing partner Jane Rosenthal recalled the fateful meeting with Grey when the "Frankie Machine" project fell apart.
In case you're not aware, the film is a truly epic mob drama and an adaptation of the book I Heard You Paint Houses. Frank paints with blood and brains. Scorsese directs a script by Steven Zaillian. The consensus: Sure, the de-aging can be a bit jarring at first, but you quickly get used to it and settle into the story.
"Talking to each other with helmets on or tennis balls in their faces - they were not going to do it", he said. "A little concerned", as Frank notes, means red alert. "It is every single thing that you want", says Fallon. And he occasionally wanders into the background of historical events, such as the Bay of Pigs invasion. 'But when it comes down to it, I felt - Bob (De Niro) felt - the picture had to be made for ourselves'. He's even more of a moral cipher than Hill, his counterpart in Goodfellas. Pacino said during the press conference.
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'I watched him final night time and actually imagine he could also be "punch-drunk,"' he wrote.
The filmmakers and cast also discussed the ILM technology that de-ages seventysomething stars De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci so they can play characters in their 30s and 40s all the way through old age.
Pacino plays Hoffa as a man with his own indelible code of honor; bristly, driven, and fiercely intelligent, he has a soft spot for kids and ice cream sundaes and a blind one for the limits of his own power (which went almost to the top, but in the end not high enough). One scene of real camaraderie would have sufficed.
This latest trailer for The Irishman offers a closer look at those effects in action as well as offering a glimpse of the film's plot. Quick: Who's the guy who gets assassinated at Columbus Circle and why?
It all becomes a sort of muddle for a while midway, one that's not almost as compelling as the acting itself, which is largely phenomenal, frequently surprising, and often more than a little bit heartbreaking.