"He was a giant. He was an innovator. He was a great entertainer. He was a great artist. And he was a remarkable man. I had the honor of working with him, and it was an experience I'll always treasure. He was, truly, one of our greats," Scorsese said.
"Every location we shot in gave the film another flavor," he said. "The city [is] what allows Norman to function. I like that gap between being a nobody and actually touching things that affect the whole world."