Wee Scorcese once cast Marlon Brando, Alec Guinness and Richard Burton in the Roman epic of his dreams, as Tumblr informed me yesterday.
What's stunning isn't Scorsese's attention to blocking and framing in his storyboards, nor the parallels of his imagination with one Amy Pond:
What strikes me is the thematic similarity with his later work: that lone acolyte fighting against the tides of conformity even if he doesn't really want to:
The importance of music to any tale worth its salt:
Above all, how following the paths of the right leaders can elevate yourself beyond your wildest imagination:
Such clarity of vision isn't typical of 11-year-olds, s'all I gotta say.