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

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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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His First Film and He's Already Ahead of His Time
18 September 2006 | by (Cincinnati, OH, United States) – See all my reviews

This cute, inventive student film is Scorsese's first time behind the camera and he's already ahead of his time. His techniques pertaining to narration and, generally, his way of telling the story are as auspicious and new in a film from 1963 as are his stylish placement of the camera.

The story is odd, the cinematography is odd, even the actors are odd. It's a great debut. Like a lot of directors in his ranks, Scorsese does not begin his filmography with the most hard-hitting and serious of his work. He begins with the lighter side to his cinematic voice and manages to keep it above fluff.


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