An NYU student film by Martin Scorsese titled What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing In a Place Like This?
You would think being a former student of the NYU film department, I would have seen this brillant little number. (
Instead, I found the early cinematic works of Mr. Scorsese posted to The blog. He called the short film:
a mini-masterpiece. It’s a comic autobiography of Algernon, a cheery Brit who comes to the big city as a writer and tries to discover who he is through a series of misadventures. It’s full of witty comic touches, visually inventive montages and one shadowy character who reminds you of the Mobsters who would inform his later films.
A big fan of Scorcese, I have to agree with the Little Round Headed Boy. His early work shows growth and potential. The writing, the music, the shadows, the slow pacing, are all unmistakeable Scorcese. I just can’t look away.
Maybe this YouTube capture of Marty’s early works will pump me up for the several hours that l am about to commit to seein theatres. Pretty sure it will be worth it!