Monday, January 31, 2005


And speaking of Scorsese-- We were speaking of him, even indirectly, weren't we? (Well, if we weren't, you can be damn sure somebody was)...

Brian Libby writes a rather impassioned plea directly to the famously Oscar-less auteur in today's Salon Arts and Entertainment section. Although Libby is rather too impressed with Scorsese's oeuvre on the whole, citing the usual suspects as, I think, arguable masterpieces (Raging Bull, GoodFellas), his panic upon hearing of Scorsese and Robert DeNiro's considering a sequel to one of the director's inarguable (I think) masterpieces, Taxi Driver, is well-founded and understandable. Libby's most compelling argument is that in creating an answer to the question, "Where is Travis Bickle now?" the ambiguity of the first film, part of what makes it rich and misunderstood and controversial, would be destroyed.

You can read Brian Libby's essay here at


Loxjet said...

I INSIST that your next post contain some sort of eulogy for John Vernon. Who better to give us an insider's look at Dean Wormer's life and work?

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Oh, my God. I didn't even know he'd died. I'm on it.