Screen Magic
Photo/David Yellen
We were at the New York City premiere of The Irishman , Martin Scorsese’s epic new film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The September 27 screening was scheduled to begin at 8 pm at Lincoln Center, and with speeches before the movie (including one by Scorsese himself) and an introduction of the all-star cast, it was after midnight by the time we left. Despite its almost three-and-a-half-hour running time, the story grabbed us from beginning to end with performances that are sure to garner Oscar nominations. The story behind the film’s creation is equally compelling. A decade in the making, its budget swelled to $160 million on the cost of the …
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