Letter to the editor
To the Editor:
This letter is in response to William Goldman’s atrocious remarks concerning Martin Scorsese (“Crashing the party for poor Marty,” Feb. 3-9).
If Goldman is sick of feeling guilty for Scorsese, then he should offer him one of his undeserved Oscars.
While Goldman certainly has the right to believe that Scorsese doesn’t deserve an Oscar for “Gangs of New York,” it is downright insulting to say that Ed Wood could have pulled off the same visuals as Scorsese.
Referring to Scorsese as a “giant ape director” clearly indicates that Goldman’s age as well as intelligence have rapidly declined to that of a schoolyard bully.
Lastly, while I do understand people’s sensitivity to any usage of the World Trade Center in any form of media, “disgraceful” is clearly the wrong word in describing the final shot of the film. How is it possible for Scorsese, a New York native with a devotion to the city, for even a moment to be accused of being “disgraceful” to his and many other people’s city?
The final shot is clearly showing his reverence to the city. He is paying personal tribute. Since he is unappreciative and ignorant of Scorsese’s sentiments, obviously New York City doesn’t mean much to Goldman.