American Magazine has a nice little write up about an event at The Catholic Media Convention up in Quebec City where Martin Scorsese received a lifetime achievement award for excellence in filmmaking from Signis and the Catholic Press Association. Before he got his award they screened his latest film Silence. After which Scorsese answered some questions and reflected on his years of working in film. If you are a fan of his works it is a quick read. It was interesting to read a little of what was behind some of the decision in the film and there is some cool information about The Last Temptation of Christ as well. Way back in December when the film was released Scorsese and Fr James Martin SJ sat down and talked about faith and the film. If you haven’t read that it is worth the read.
In completely unrelated news the Radiohead re-release of OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017 is now out digitally. The reissue includes a remastered version of OK Computer with a bonus disc which includes eight B-sides and three previously unreleased tracks: “I Promise,” “Man of War”, and “Lift”. Now if you are a big Radiohead fan you might as well get this just for the bonus stuff especially if you spring for the boxed edition. Otherwise it is a pretty amazing album even 20 years later the bonus disc offers some interesting new songs as well. Now the biggest question here is if you should put down money to buy an album you already own, I’d call it a solid maybe right now give me a couple more listens to the bonus disc before I decide. It is available to listen to on Spotify and I guess other streaming music places.