Martin Scorsese Addresses Fake Made Up Tumblr Movie ‘Goncharov’

Misinformation has plagued many parts of the internet, including the film community. Many years ago, a Tumblr post showed an image of a knockoff brand-name shoe that, instead of a brand logo, had inscriptions sewn on it indicating a fake movie directed by Martin Scorsese titled “Goncharov,” with the tagline reading : “The best mafia movie ever made.”

While Scorsese has directed several movies that could attest to that catchphrase, there is no tangible evidence available that could prove the existence of “Goncharov,” which the internet has made friendly attempts to convince others to be real. Whether it’s a fan-made poster headlined by Scorsese’s muse Robert De Niro, a composed theme song, or evocative fan art, the internet, particularly the Tumblr community, has kept the spirit of the imaginary movie alive. , singing its praises like a job ahead. of his time

According to Scorsese’s daughter Francesca, who is an actress and filmmaker and has appeared in his films “The Departed,” “Hugo” and “The Aviator,” the 80-year-old filmmaker finally acknowledged the existence of the fake film. In a TikTok response to an earlier video featuring the “Goncharov” story, Francesca shared a screenshot of a text conversation between her and her father, saved as “Daddio” on her phone, in which she asks if You have seen a New York Times article describing the fingerprint of the “Goncharov” movement.

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In response, and undoubtedly in jest, Scorsese replied: “Yes. I made that movie years ago.”

Actually, the acclaimed director has been gearing up for the 2023 release of “Killers of the Flower Moon” with Leonardo DiCaprio alongside De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone and Brendan Fraser.

It has been speculated that the typo in the sneaker’s imitation, which spawned a rich internet history of the fake film, was meant to read “Gomorrah” to reflect the 2008 Italian drama about the Naples mob from director Matteo Garrone. Around the time of its release, Scorsese praised the film for its sentiments of “desperation” and “directness”, and allowed his name to be used in its promotional materials.

Watch Francesca’s video, including her father’s response, below.

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