February 4, 2007
DGA. Scorsese."Martin Scorsese won the top honor Saturday from the Directors Guild of America for his mob saga The Departed, moving him a step closer to finally receiving Hollywood's biggest filmmaking prize at the Academy Awards," reports David Germain for the AP. Related: From Nick Davis's list of the five best directors of 2006: "In The Departed, Scorsese takes glorious recourse to his florid command of editing, actors, and camera orientation, speaking the language of pop film back to itself and oscillating his images between a humane, naturalistic depth of field (all the rooftop sequences) and a high-style flatness (the police headquarters). Marty's finger is on every button of this movie, and boy does he know how to push them." Updated through 2/5. "And because he didn't think it was an award season movie, and didn't wear his Oscar hopes on his sleeve, the master auteur is easing on down the road to an Oscar win," adds Anne Thompson. "Likely, finally, it's Marty's year," agrees Nikki Finke. Update, 2/5: Vote for your favorite Scorsese picture at scanners. I voted for Raging Bull, but sympathize entirely with Jim Emerson as he writes, "This isn't an easy choice for me (probably between New York, New York and King of Comedy)..."
Posted by dwhudson at February 4, 2007 6:32 AM