Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Short films of Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese has been a pioneer in modern American Cinema. His early work features some of the best films ever made. Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull where revolutionary and they established Robert De Niro as an acting legend. Scorsese's work suffered during the mid 1980's but when he finally managed to make The Last Temptation of Christ, after previously failing, he put his career back on track. Goodfellas remains one of the best mob movies ever made and his recent work, which includes Gangs of New York, The Aviator and The Departed, has entrenched his iconic status. Below you can view two of his early short films. The Big Shave is a gut wrenching experience to watch and a powerful commentary on the Vietnam war. What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this is a comedy about writer's block. I am also including a few clips from Who's that knocking at my door, which features music by The Doors and a young Harvey Keitel.

The Big Shave

What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this

Who's that knocking at my door

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