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Vesuvius VI (1959)

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A miniature epic set in Ancient Rome and "inspired" by the then popular television series 77 Sunset Strip (1958).

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A miniature epic set in Ancient Rome and "inspired" by the then popular television series 77 Sunset Strip (1958).

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According to Martin Scorsese this silent, no-budget 10-or-12-minutes short film was shot by himself with a borrowed DeJur 8mm Camera in B&W. He shot it on the rooftops of New York City. The story is about "a private eye in ancient Rome" and the short features a friend wearing bed sheets as a 'toga'. Scorsese and his friend showed it only once for themselves and used an unsynchronized 'soundtrack' of music records featuring Sergei Prokofiev, Django Reinhardt and Lonnie Donegan among others. [from the 'IMDB First Credit' series, 2016] See more »

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Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Over Night)
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ginally "Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor" (1924)]
Written by Billy Rose, Marty Bloom and Ernest Breuer
Sung by Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
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