Scorsese x 4: four short films by Martin Scorsese

United States, 1992

Film
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What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?(USA, 1963, 9m) Scorsese’s first student production which was filmed on a shoestring budget and shows the influence of Fellini, Godard and Truffaut on the budding director. “It’s not just you, Murray!”(USA, 1964, 15m) combines the look of Italian cinema with the gangster film and is a definite step towards Scorsese’s later feature, “Mean Streets”(1973). “The Big Shave”(USA, 1967, 6m) was conceived as a protest against the Vietnam War and remains as one of his most enigmatic films. It went on to win the Prix L’Age d’Or at Ledoux’s Knokke Festival. “Italianamerican”(USA, 1974, 45m) belongs to a later phase of Scorsese’s career and is a highly personal and affectionate portrait of life in America through the eyes of his parents Charles and Catherine. It was financed by an NEH Bicentennial Award intended to encourage documentation of America’s immigrant communities, it was shot in the Scorsese family apartment on Elizabeth Street New York.

Credits

director

Martin Scorsese

production company

British Film Institute

Language

English

Duration

01:15:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38930

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Amateur & Student Films

Amateur & Student Films → Student films - United States

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Italian Americans

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Gangster films

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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