It's About Time
Possibly the greatest living director in America has finally won the DGA Award for direction of a feature film, for his latest work, The Departed. And while The Departed might not be the film that Taxi Driver is (or Raging Bull, or Goodfellas), it is an excellent twisting and turning film.
I think I would have been disappointed if he had won for The Aviator or Gangs of New York, both interesting films but not up to the same standard of his other works.
But I feel he has legitimately made one of the best films of the year.
Scorsese, you must understand, is also one of the main reasons I became a filmmaker. Though I can't say his films have directly influenced my work, the orginality and boldness of his work have always inspired me, and I've always wanted to be the same kind of bold and independently-minded filmmaker.