Scorsese and The Departed slammed
From Kaiju Shakedown through The Reeler:
"I find it disappointing if not depressing to see someone of the integrity and scholarship of Marty:
1) apparently not knowing or caring where the original originates from (which I find insulting to our integrity and efforts...when of all the filmmakers in the world Marty is the one who pretends to celebrate excellence and integrity and vision in cinematography)
2) needing to suck box office, or studio, or whoever's [**** - Richard] he feels he needs to suck...it can't be for the money...it can't be for the film (for the reasons above)...it must be just to work...which is mostly my motivation most of the time...but to have something fall into one's lap because one is supposedly competent in a certain kind of filmmaking is exactly why we are moving on and accountants are making non-subtitled versions of what we do.
3) it makes me very sad to see Marty and so many others genre-fying and gentrifying himself into mediocrity. Granted, mediocre is not just a Western ailment...but it would seem the disease is malign and endemic."
Ouch. Duck and cover is my advice. Those are some seriously harsh words and it'll be interesting to hear what Scorsese has to say. This aside I'm not entirely keen on the remake, changing plot details, throwing big stars at it and moving it to the US, it just doesn't seem like it's going to have the same impact. Doyle seems to have stronger feelings!