In Their Words — August 16, 2013

De Niro & Scorsese 'Goodfellas' (1990)
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese making Goodfellas (1990)

Whenever I hear people dismiss movies as “fantasy” and make a hard distinction between film and life, I think to myself that it’s just a way of avoiding the power of cinema. Of course it’s not life—it’s the invocation of life, it’s in an ongoing dialogue with life.

—Martin Scorsese