In this Dec. 9, 2016 photo, producer and director Martin Scorsese poses for a portrait in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
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Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese said despite "horrific" conflicts around the world involving religion that "we shouldn't toss away spirituality". The Oscar-winning maker of "Taxi Driver" and "The Last Temptation of Christ" told reporters he had to overcome "monumental legal and financial problems" to make his latest film "Silence," about the martyrdom of hidden Catholics and Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan. "I was constantly discouraged from making it by Hollywood," said the 74-year-old director, who insisted that the human need for spirituality cannot be ignored.He said his film, which he had been trying to make for two decades, was a meditation on the spiritual reflex. Scorsese met Pope Francis – himself a Jesuit – before screening the film at the Vatican last month.Scorsese, who talked to reporters in Paris as the film opened across Europe, was unapologetic about the film addressing the big eternal questions.
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