Osage news reported a meeting that took place between Martin scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprioand Osage cultural leaders Senior Chef Geoffrey Standing Bear and Chad Renfro, the meeting organizer.
The discussion, held on Monday evening February 22, 2021, centered around the upcoming film adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Indian Murders and the Birth of the FBI, a bestselling book by The New Yorker personal writer David Grann.
The Book of True Crime, which The Boston Globe called “a masterful work of literary journalism”, details a series of Gruesome Osage Murders in Osage County, Oklahoma from the 1910s to the 1930s. It is a story considered “one of the most monstrous crimes in American history”.
Martin Scorsese considers cinema as a “powerful tool of knowledge and understanding”.
True to form, Martin scorsese The visit to Oklahoma was to make sure it tells this story in the most authentic way possible. The award-winning director is known for championing diversity and authenticity in film, long before it became the “trendy” thing to do.
In 1993, after Bruce Weber wrote a controversial play The New York Times on his impatience with foreign films after the death of Federico Fellini, Martin Scorcese wrote a letter to the editor, saying “I also like movies that tell a story, but is the American way the only way to tell stories?”
He added that “diversity guarantees our cultural survival. When the world breaks up into groups of intolerance, ignorance and hatred, cinema is a powerful tool of knowledge and understanding. “
It seems like Martin Scorcese will use his star power to enhance his knowledge and understanding of the cruelty that has been committed against the Osage people while respecting their culture and traditions.
Start a “thoughtful conversation” with the people of Osage.
Monday evening meeting with the people of Osage, an Osage elder named Mongrain Lookout said a prayer in the Osage language. Martin scorsese then developed his plan to include details of authentic Osage culture in order to “paint a full and truthful picture of the times and the people.” The film crew will work with community advisors as production begins to move forward.
According to press release shared with Osage News, “[Martin] Scorsese gave a presentation of the general intent of the film, particularly highlighting the themes of trust and betrayal, how ultimately the story of Mollie Kyle and Ernest Burkhart is a microcosm of the larger betrayal of the Osage people.
Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin scorsese spoke about how history continues to be relevant in 2021 as America faces a “reckoning with our past,” making it vital to represent the story well in the film adaptation. This film marks the seventh time Scorsese has made a film with DiCaprio and the first time since the 90s that DiCaprio and De Niro have worked together again and believe it or not, this is the first time the three of them have made a film. together.
Although the meeting participants were required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, a communiqué shared that several members of the Osage community sat down to share their thoughts, concerns and personal stories with the film crew. They also mentioned that Leonardo DiCaprio asked “several questions that sparked a thoughtful conversation that will illuminate the script and its character.”
We’re so happy that some of Hollywood’s biggest names are taking the time to ensure that this heartbreaking but important part of American history is portrayed as faithfully as possible. We’re sure there is a lot of goodwill in bringing this story to the big screen. Check back here for updates on The Flower Moon Killers release dates, trailers and more.
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