One of the many side-effects of pop-culture is that everyone feels the need to pester the biggest and the best on their opinions about every little subject, no matter how unrelated to them it may be. Recently, this compulsion pinned down Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese to get his views on which are better: Zombies or Vampires?
Scorsese, being the amiable guy that he is, answered the question without scorn or contempt. He unequivocally cast his vote into the vampire box.
When asked by GQ to elaborate, Scorsese had this to say:
“Well, a vampire, quite honestly, you could have a conversation with. He has a sexuality. Zombies, what are you going to do with them? Just keep chopping them up, shooting at them, shooting at them.”
So there you have it. For those that really needed to know whether this icon of filmmaking was a vampire guy or a zombie guy, you have your answer. Sorry, zombie guys, Scorsese isn’t on your side.
From a directorial point of view, this makes perfect sense when you think about it. Vampires are characters and to a filmmaker like Scorsese, where storytelling is paramount, trying to get a zombie to become interesting would be a chore and nigh-impossible.
Of course, with the quality of vampire films lately, you have to wonder: If Scorsese was forced to sit down and marathon the cinematic vomit that is the Twilight franchise, would he change his tune?
Thanks to /Film for the heads up on this one.