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During a Q&A at the Marrakech Film Festival last weekend, Scorsese discussed his body of work, and reminisced about one particular negative reaction to all the swearing in his classic 1980 boxing flick. "Raging Bull" was the subject of a New York Times piece titled "What Happened to Language?," Scorsese said, which quoted extensively from the film.
"[The article] was quite funny because the language in 'Raging Bull' is quite terrible. The language, the attitude, the cursing," the director told the crowd. " ... So we destroyed the language. The main pull quote was from the scene where [star Robert] De Niro threatens to kill his neighbor's dog."
But the Times may want to prepare to clutch its pearls again, because according to Scorsese, the worst is yet to come.
"The language is very tough in that film, but not as bad as 'Wolf Of Wall Street,' my new film," he said. "Much worse, muuuch worse. I mean, they're making money."
The Q&A also covered Scorsese's future filmmaking plans, and the director admitted that he may not have much time left to finish everything he wants.
"I have the desire to make many films, but as of now I'm 71 and there's only a couple more left if I get to make them," Scorsese said.
Here's hoping he gets the chance to outdo "Wolf of Wall Street."
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