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It's Not Just You, Murray! (1964)

Now middle-aged, mobster Murray looks back at his humble beginnings as a bootlegger and his rise to becoming wealthy and highly influential. Through it he talks about how much of his ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ira Rubin ...
Murray
Sam DeFazio ...
Joe
Andrea Martin ...
Wife
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Mother
Robert Uricola ...
Singer
Bernard Weisberger
Victor Magnotta
Richard Sweeton
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John Bicona
Dominick Grieco ...
Lefty
Mardik Martin
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Now middle-aged, mobster Murray looks back at his humble beginnings as a bootlegger and his rise to becoming wealthy and highly influential. Through it he talks about how much of his success and happiness is due to the support of his "friend" Joe. Unfortunately the only one who blindly believes Joe is anything close to a friend is Murray, because it's obvious to everyone that Joe back-stabs him at every chance and is sleeping with his wife. Written by Cristian Redferne

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January 1974 (USA)  »

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No es tracta tan sols de tu, Murray!  »

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Good little short
22 October 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I attend NYU, and was lucky to be shown a print of this short. The movie is entirely innovative, and does have some of Scorsese's trademark themes, such as crime and, of course, his mother. The story centers around a man and all the horrible things his friend Murrary does to him.

This movie is, however, uncharacteristically funny for a Scorsese film. It is very similar to an early Woody Allen movie, such as Bananas, in that regard. It also contains some nods to avant garde cinema, such as Goddard or Fellini, especially in the last scene.

All in all, a fabulous little movie that shows inclinations of things to come from Scorsese~


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