Martin Scorsese Hopes to ‘Direct a Few More’ Episodes of ‘Vinyl’

TCA 2016: Oscar-winning filmmaker directed pilot of HBO series that focuses on New York’s music industry in the 1970s

Martin Scorsese wants to get behind the camera for more than just the pilot of the HBO series “Vinyl.”

Scorsese, who also executive produces the show set in the 1970s New York music industry, appeared Thursday via satellite during a panel at the TCA press tour in Pasadena, California.

“Of course I continue working with the music,” Scorsese said. “This goes back to using recorded music in ‘Mean Streets’ in 1973. So its something that comes very naturally to me… So I intend to be very involved in as many of the episodes as possible and I hope that I can work out the time to direct a few more.”

Fellow executive producer and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, also appearing via satellite, compared the experience of working on a TV show to making music.

“The great thing about music, as opposed to making a TV series, is that you can do it on your own,” Jagger said.

Scorsese also praised Jagger’s musical prowess, particularly the influence it had on his style as a filmmaker. “His stuff was basically the inspiration for a lot of the visualizations I have of scenes from my films,” the director said. “Particularly in ‘Mean Streets,’ but even in ‘Raging Bull,’ all the way up to ‘Wolf of Wall Street.'”

“Vinyl” debuts on HBO on Feb. 14.

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