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    “If The Image Moves, Then It’s Cinema”: ‘Star Wars’ Creator George Lucas Hits Back At Martin Scorsese’s Comments About Superhero Movies

    Both George Lucas and Martin Scorsese are legendary directors of Hollywood. They have directed numerous movies and have numerous awards under their belts. Martin Scorsese might have hurt many people’s sentiments when he declared that superhero movies are not cinema. Chris Hemsworth also recently shared his views on the same.

    And now, George Lucas has finally clapped back at him. Lucas is known for his creation of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. At a recent interview at Cannes where the director was honored with a Palme d’Or, he opened up about the comment.

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    George Lucas Talks About Martin Scorsese’s Criticism Of Superhero Genre

    George Lucas
    George Lucas

    At the 77th Cannes Film Festival, George Lucas sat down at a very interesting interview. The director talked about a wide range of topics which included Scorsese’s comments about Marvel movies. “Look. Cinema is the art of a moving image,” George Lucas said. “So if the image moves, then it’s cinema. I think Marty has kind of changed his mind a little bit,” Lucas added. 

    However, he did not linger on the topic for long as he shifted the conversation to how he pioneered digital film. He added that initially many directors, including Scorsese, were against his doing. George Lucas went on to point out the current Hollywood situation. He said, “The stories they’re telling are just old movies. ‘Let’s do a sequel, let’s do another version of this movie’ There’s no original thinking. The big studios, they don’t have an imagination.” 

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    What Did Martin Scorsese Say About Marvel Movies? 

    Martin Scorsese (Image: The New York Times)
    Martin Scorsese (Image: The New York Times)

    The Taxi Driver’ director had previously said some heartbreaking things about Marvel cinemas. Martin Scorsese had said that Marvel movies are “not cinema” and compared them to theme parks. He also added that superhero movies are not the “cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being”.

    In another interview, Scorsese added that superhero movies are “their own new art form” and that cinema is changing, so his concern was losing the screens to “massive theme park films”. His comments undoubtedly sparked a lot of controversy and broke many fan’s hearts.

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    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.

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