trade screening, rating to come
A highly accomplished student film by Scorsese that establishes one of the director’s major themes while giving a nice glimpse into the influences that shaped him.
Specifically, the theme is the Criminal Life, and the influences range from the French New Wave (particularly Truffaut; I was reminded of both Shoot the Piano Player and Jules and Jim), classical American cinema (the movie both spoofs and pays hommage to the gangster film, and there’s also a musical number looking forward to…
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Most depressing wedding ever.
Read two reviews after watching this, one for the NY Times by Vincent Canby that's misogyny turned me off terribly, the other by Roger Ebert. I liked Ebert's a lot better, mainly because he actually described what happened to Jeannie as rape, something that Canby either didn't identify as such or couldn't bring himself to utter (he uses the word seduction...eee fucking gads). But something Ebert and Canby share is a view of Jeannie as dumb;…