>You bring it up - you answer for it - takin' you to task, >but I didn't pull the card in the 1st place... taking me to task? relax. they met while filming the movie. the point is moot. like i said, there were still plenty of reasons for her to do the film
>>give them a break. > >Why should anyone? 'Cause they're *DiCaprio* and >*Scorsese*? Give me a break... becuase it's impossible to do great movie after great movie. a lot of people really liked Gangs of New York, a lot of people really liked Catch me if you Can. sorry if they don't live up to your standards of cinematic excellence, but that doesn't nullify them as quality attempts at cinema.
>>so they haven't made a great movie in a >>couple of years. they still have a proven track record of >>at least trying to do quality work, which is the only thing >>that we are debating. maybe Kate Beckinsale isn't Meryl >>Streep. but it's not like she's doing Friday After Next. you >>can't deny that she is at least trying to do good work when >>possible. > >Not evident in the case of DiCaprio nor Beckinsale - so i guess Leo making a movie with Speilberg and Tom Hanks isn't good enough for you? and her working with the likes of Scorsese, McDormand, Oldman, etc isn't good enough either? now you're just talking out of your ass.
>Scorsese still may be tryin', but methinks the creative and >excellence quota is maxed out in his case... methinks you thinks a lot of yourself to be second guessing Martin Scorsese.
>Demonstrate that you're actually aspiring to do good work by >BEING in good work... anyone who knows anything about art knows that you aren't always rewarded by the best intentions. you don't think everyone involved in AI, Eyes Wide Shut, or Kundun wasn't trying to make the best movie they could? besides the fact that no matter how good you are as an actor, you can't elevate a film if the script is shit, the other actors are bad, or the director is bad. you tried to make an example out of her and to me, it just doesn't hold water. anyone who's worked with the people that she has is clearly trying to do good work. you can't really blame her just because she hasn't been in Citizen Kane.