Martin Scorsese's Oscar for Departed as much a sham as Mickelson being credited for Tigers' majors
One more thing before this year’s Oscars fade away, only to be recalled by insomniacs who need something more boring than sheep to conjure up. The only thing more egregious than Peter O’Toole being denied Oscar for the eighth time is Martin Scorsese finally getting his for The Departed.
Hong Kong’s Infernal Affairs was already available to American audiences years ago. The biggest difference is it has a better ending than Scorsese’s remake.
It’s one thing to want to honor Scorsese, another to throw the gold statue at his most unoriginal work. What’s next? Clint Eastwood remakes Million Dollar Baby next year and wins another Oscar for it.
Then again, at least that is Clint Eastwood’s movie.
Even Danny Gans has to think this is messed up.
At least this kind of thing never happens in golf.
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Get real! Scorsese's long overdue Oscar was for Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, Raqing Bull, Goodfellas, etc... No insider in Hollywood would pretend that it was actually for The Departed...
Btw, what is Martin Scorsese's golf handicap?
On Eastwood, I'm not saying he should've won, but he was immediately out of the running because of his two previous wins for the right films (Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby). "Letters from Iwo Jima" is a much better directed film that the Departed, relatively speaking. But then, everything is relative with the Oscars.
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