Paul Schrader A taxi driver And the Raging Bull According to the screenwriter, “Strangulated Flowers” is a good movie, but it would have been better if Scorsese had cast Leonardo DiCaprio as the cop. diverse. In an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, Schrader explained that DiCaprio would have been an ideal FBI agent if Scorsese, who also wrote the script, had chosen him for the role.
Give Marty (Scorsese – editor) $200 million and it would be a good movie. However, I would have preferred Leonardo DiCaprio to play the cop in Drowned Flowers rather than the idiot. Spending three and a half hours with an idiot is a long time.
Scorsese originally intended for DiCaprio to play FBI agent Tom White, working on the script for two years from the perspective of White, who investigated a series of Osage murders in the 1920s. The director told The Irish Times earlier this year that DiCaprio personally called him to ask him to change the script. The actor wanted to play Ernest Burckhardt instead.
The director said that he and his screenwriting partner, Eric Roth, initially agreed that the story should be told from the detective's point of view, but after two years of work, DiCaprio appeared and asked:
Where is the heart of this story?
The center of gravity of the story was then shifted from the outside to the inner circles of the Osage tribe. The script change paid off for Scorsese, who won plaudits and awards for the film. New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review A Drenched flowers He chose it as the best film of the year, although Schrader prefers Christopher Nolan OppenheimerHe votes for it because he considers it “the best and most important film of the century.”