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Martin Scorsese

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speedymama Mon 26-Feb-07 15:13:40

IMVHO, his Oscar last night was really a recognition for the oversight by the Academy for the films where he should have won Oscars, namely
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Gangs of New York.

The Departed is not in the same category as these films, especially Goodfellas. I'm glad he got his Oscar though. It was long overdue. IMVHO of course.

Calliope Mon 26-Feb-07 15:34:12

agree definitely

Taxi Driver and Raging Bull are masterpieces

much like Al Pacino getting his Oscar for Scent of a Woman

it's all a bit daft really - remember they gave one to Ron Howard for A Beautiful Mind. And Robert Altman never got one. Oh the injustice....

Enid Mon 26-Feb-07 15:42:00

isn't the Departed a remake of Infernal Affairs (really rather good Korean movie)

bakedpotato Mon 26-Feb-07 15:43:26

Oh. My. Goodness. What a horrible memory.
Scent of a Woman.

Calliope Mon 26-Feb-07 15:51:45

LOL bakedpotato

it's awful isn't it!

Calliope Mon 26-Feb-07 15:54:20

(I'm not comparing The Departed to Scent of a Woman btw, just that it's not in the same league as his early films)

speedymama Mon 26-Feb-07 17:00:34

The Departed is a remake of the much superior Internal Affairs which is based in Hong Kong.

Al Pacino should have got Oscars for Godfather Part II, Serpico, Carlito's Way, Any Given Sunday, Devil's Advocate and Donny Brasco. The fact that he got it for Scent of a Spiderwoman is laughable.

speedymama Mon 26-Feb-07 17:01:11

Scent of a woman, doh!

speedymama Mon 26-Feb-07 17:07:17

Also, Samuel L Jackson should have won the oscar for best actor over Martin Landau for Ed Wood. What on earth was the academy thinking when they made that decision?

And don't get me started on how the Colour Purple did not win any of the 11 Oscars for which it was nominated? Steven Spielberg (who was not even nominated) and Whoopi Goldberg were robbed!

speedymama Mon 26-Feb-07 17:08:41

As was Oprah Winfrey who was brilliant

franca70 Mon 26-Feb-07 17:09:42

I still can't get over the fact that al pacino didn't win for carlito's way

speedymama Mon 26-Feb-07 17:16:43

"I've been cured. Born again, like the Wata'gate-a's. I know you heard this rap befoa'. Yoa' hona', I mean it; this is the truth; I change. I change, and it didn't take no 30 yeea's like yoa' hona' thought, but only 5. That's right sir. Five years and look at me, completely rehabilitated, re-..invigorated, reassimilated, and finally gona' be relocated and I wana' thank a lotta people for that;"

Pure brilliance

speedymama Mon 26-Feb-07 17:18:51

Should add that Sean Penn was absolutely sensational as Kleinswelt and he should have got an Oscar too as well as Brain de Palma.

southeastastra Mon 26-Feb-07 17:20:05

Martin Landau in ed wood was brilliant, what was samuel jackson nominated for? (pulp fiction?)

i love taxi driver and goodfellas, pleased he finally got one

franca70 Mon 26-Feb-07 17:36:20

kleinswelt was pure genious. gosh the whole movie was pure genious.
[also liked martin landau in ed wood, have to say]

AshNotTheHousewaresOne Tue 27-Feb-07 09:12:28

glad Marty finally got the honour, haveta agree it was probably because he'd not got one before and the academy felt guilty ! fave Scorsese (if anyones interested lol) has to be Mean Streets (closely followed by King of Comedy).

southeastastra Tue 27-Feb-07 09:16:54

oh yes king of comedy is great! ash love your profile, you work in play like me!

speedymama Tue 27-Feb-07 09:27:50

DH and I love Goodfellas - a timeless classic, imho.

Ready Tue 27-Feb-07 20:49:26

I was very pleased that Martin Scorsese finally received an Oscar ("about time" echoed in our house!). And whilst I do agree that The Departed is not as phenomenal as some of his other work, it was still a brilliant film and a worthy winner nonetheless(IMO)

King of Comedy is one the best films ever made!! Scorcese with his original muse!

Also, while I agree that Al Pacino should/could easily have received recognition for Carlito's Way... Tom Hanks won that year for Philadelphia, and his performance was stunning (IMO)

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