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WATCH: Martin Scorsese Interviews Wong Kar-wai on Oscar Shortlisted 'The Grandmaster'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 13, 2014 at 1:46PM

On January 8, Martin Scorsese sat down with Wong Kar-wai at New York's Lighthouse Theatre to talk the latter's "The Grandmaster," shortlisted for a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. Incredibly, Wong has yet to receive a nomination from the Academy. But that could be rectified this coming Thursday, when the 2014 nominations list will be rolled out bright and early at 5:38am PST.
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Wong Kar-wai and Martin Scorsese at NYC's Lighthouse Theatre
Getty Images for the Weinstein Company Wong Kar-wai and Martin Scorsese at NYC's Lighthouse Theatre

On January 8, Martin Scorsese sat down with Wong Kar-wai at New York's Lighthouse Theatre to talk the latter's "The Grandmaster," shortlisted for a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. Incredibly, Wong has yet to receive a nomination from the Academy. But that could be rectified this coming Thursday, when the 2014 nominations list will be rolled out bright and early at 5:38am PST.

Scorsese has shown strong support of Wong's gorgeously cinematic martial arts epic, having put his name on it as a presenter for the film's North American release (this past August), with the goal of it reaching even more eyeballs stateside.

Watch Scorsese and Wong's 20-plus minute conversation below -- one grandmaster talking with another. (Our TOH! video interview with Wong is here.)

This article is related to: Video, Video, Awards Season Roundup, Awards, Wong Kar-Wai, Wong Kar-wai, Wong Kar Wai, Martin Scorsese, Martin Scorsese


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.