Jodie Foster’s Fun Take: ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Craves an Epic 8-Hour Miniseries!

  • Jodie Foster believes Martin Scorsese’s nearly three-and-a-half-hour film “Killers of the Flower Moon” should have been an eight-hour miniseries to explore its story and characters more deeply.
  • Foster discussed this with Robert Downey Jr. during a chat for Variety’s Actors on Actors, mentioning the flexibility limited series offer for storytelling.
  • The movie, based on real events from the 1920s involving the Osage Indian nation and a series of murders, already has a dense plot, but some think it’s pacing and length are just right.

Okay, folks, gather ’round because we’ve got some juicy Hollywood hot takes coming your way! You know Jodie Foster, right? Oscar winner, actress extraordinaire, and all-around legend? Well, she’s been stirring the pot with some interesting thoughts about Martin Scorsese’s latest epic, Killers of the Flower Moon. Buckle up, because this might just blow your cinephile mind.

Jodie Foster Wants More Flower Power!

Yes, you heard it here first. Jodie Foster thinks Killers of the Flower Moon should have been an eight-hour miniseries. That’s right, eight hours of pure, unadulterated Scorsese goodness, coming at you in delicious, bite-sized chunks. If you’re already thinking, “Wait, wasn’t this movie like…really long?” you’d be spot on. At nearly three-and-a-half hours, it’s a cinematic marathon. But Jodie has a point, and it’s kind of brilliant.

The Scoop from Variety’s Actors on Actors

In a candid chat with Robert Downey Jr. for Variety’s Actors on Actors, Jodie revealed her thoughts on why Scorsese’s latest saga needed more screen time. And honestly, when Jodie Foster and Iron Man start chatting, you listen.

So, here’s the deal. Both Jodie and RDJ have been dipping their toes into the limited series pool. Foster’s been busy with True Detective: Night Country, while Downey Jr. has been working on The Sympathizer. They’ve seen firsthand the beauty of limited series: it’s like you get the storytelling potential of a novel, but it’s not confined to a single, butt-numbing sitting.

“More, More, More!” Says Jodie

Jodie put it like this: “This is the beauty of having limited series. You can expand on a story. I was thinking of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ — extraordinary movie, three-and-a-half hours long. And I thought, ‘I wonder why they didn’t do it eight hours long’ — to be able to explore all these other people, and give them another perspective. The great thing about limited series is you can have that novelistic idea of going off into tangents and tying them together.”

Imagine it – eight luxurious hours diving into the 1920s mystery of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma, who struck oil-rich gold only to be targeted in a series of chilling murders. The FBI had to step in because things got seriously gnarly with conspiracy, greed, and all-around mayhem. Sounds like prime miniseries material, right?

But Wait, Wasn’t the Movie Long Enough?

Okay, we hear you. Three-and-a-half hours is no joke. Even some theaters thought it was too long and cheekily added an intermission without asking. Scorsese lovers, recall the heartache of watching Titanic on VHS – part one, part two, and the emotional gut-punch in between.

Our own Chris Bumbray, a seasoned film critic, noted the runtime but defended it with flair. He said, “Scorsese and his ace editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, know precisely how to pace a movie like this. It’s long, but it never drags, and indeed, part of me hopes the streaming version is even more extended as I’d love to dive even deeper into the material.”

Bumbray also mentioned he wouldn’t mind seeing a version that’s even longer. Seems like Jodie might have a fellow supporter there.

Where’s My Blu-ray?

And for those of you dying to hold a physical copy of Killers of the Flower Moon in your hands, we feel your pain. North America is still waiting for that shiny disc to drop.

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All right, film buffs, we’ve hit the end of this ride.

And hey, if you’ve got an extra three-and-a-half hours (or maybe eight…), why not hunker down with some popcorn and take a deep dive into Killers of the Flower Moon? The silver screen is just a bit more golden with suggestions like Jodie’s, don’t you think?

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