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What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963)

A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by ... See full summary »

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A writer named Algernon (but called Harry by his friends) buys a picture of a boat on a lake, and his obsession with it renders normal life impossible. He attempts to function again by consulting an analyst and becoming married, but eventually succumbs to his strange anxiety by disappearing into the picture. Written by Mike Arndt <clayton@hooked.net>

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Nice little start
10 September 2010 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I found this first short of the brilliant Martin Scorcese very odd, very odd indeed. Although it is a student film, I loved this cartoonish, "woody allenish" (or Jewish comedy) side of Scorcese, and I would really like to see more.

Unfortunately, we still haven't (I'm not complaining though), and that leads us to the question: "what if Scorcese had stayed on the comedy path?", great things i'm sure.

Didn't like the ending though, but enjoyed very much the repetitive actions of the friend and the bizarre montage of the boat.

As I said, this is a very enjoyable short, I recommend it (if anyone cares).

PS: This is my first review, that's why it stinks.

PS2: I would re read this review listing to "Wouldn't it be nice" by the Beach Boys.


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