Some People's Kids: Marty Gets his Due!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Marty Gets his Due!

Pigeons around New Your no longer need hold their head in shame as they perch on Martin Scorsese’s statue. Finally one of the greatest directors of the last few decades has a naked, balding golden man to place somewhere in his bathroom. The director who brought us Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Aviator and a buttload of other fantastic films has just now been recognized by the Academy as the best director of the year. As they say, “the seventh time is the charm.”

Other reasons why the Oscars were better last night than just about any other year… #1 Alan Arkin was the shit in Little Miss Sunshine. #2 Forrest Whitaker is a great actor who is also a nice guy, and they always deserve statues. #3 Pan’s Labyrinth looks wicked cool and Guiermo Del Toro is crazy good at making films full of CG. #4 a politician won an Oscar instead of an actor taking a position of power… If I have to choose one or the other I’d rather have a filmmaking politician than a powerful actor.

I only have two problems with the show and neither pertains directly to this year. The first is that Peter O’toole has like 10 days left on this earth and they have yet to honor him. The second is that an American Idol won an Oscar, they probably shouldn’t even be considered for Grammys let alone acting awards.

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