Video supercuts. The internet is full of ‘em. As YouTube has grown exponentially over the last few years, so has the quantity of fan-made video essays, supercuts, trailers, etc. all in the name of passion. But quantity doesn’t always equal quality, as evidenced by the bevy of subpar supercuts floating around the web. However, a six-year-old video celebrating the similarities in tone and visuals of the works of Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick has now resurfaced in the best of ways.
With the help of his daughter, Scorsese has curated a fairly frequent presence on social media, and it appears that his attention has been called to the aforementioned “Kubrick vs Scorsese” video, with Scorsese himself being so pleased with the video that he took it upon himself to film a video message to its creator.
The supercut is downright tremendous, with spot-on music cues that celebrate the works of two of the greatest filmmakers who have ever lived. While the violence is striking and, in light of recent events, more than a little unsettling, there’s no denying the craftsmanship of these two filmmakers, and with his passion project Silence set for release later this year, here’s hoping Scorsese’s got more than a handful of movies left in his career.
So below, first watch the “Kubrick vs Scorsese” video supercut, followed by Scorsese’s message to the creator Leandro Copperfield. And thanks to The Playlist for this delightful find.