Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on 'The Irishman' movie

Martin Scorsese's The Irishman reunites the filmmaker with some of his frequent collaborators and turns back the clock on them as necessary.
Written By Rajeshwari Jagtap | Updated: October 31, 2019 09:55 IST
Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on 'The Irishman' movie

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” has both metaphorically and literally framed the story of Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro). It bases on Charles Brandt's 2004 nonfiction book "I Heard You Paint Houses," the story follows Army veteran Frank Sheeran. The army veteran starts working as a hitman for mob boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) in the 1950s. Al Pacino is a scene-stealer as Jimmy Hoffa, a corrupt labour leader, and Frank's friend, while Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano and Jesse Plemons round out the star-studded cast.

‘The Irishman’ DP Shares How He Mixed Media to Define the Movie’s Different Eras. “With the characters, you see it physically, and in the costumes and set design,” says Prieto, who shot “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Audition” and “Silence” for Scorsese. The latter film earned the DP for his second Oscar nominations. Prieto aimed to show time passing as a feeling. “In prep, Scorsese and I talked about memory, about home movies and family photographs,” he says.
Despite initial reluctance from academy voters to honour streaming movies. Netflix successfully mounted a robust campaign for Spanish-language film "Roma" at the most recent Oscars. It collected three statues, including best director (for Alfonso Cuaron). The more-accessible "Irishman" is now considered a lock by most prognosticators on awards site for best picture, director and adapted screenplay nominations.