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Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and ... See full summary »
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 »
J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic guilt than Scorsese's later work, we see what happens to J.R. when his religious guilt catches up with him. Written by
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A scene with Harvey Keitel laying on a bed while "The End" by The Doors is playing in the background almost got repeated in Apocalypse Now (1979), though in different circumstances. Keitel was the original choice for the Willard role (played by Martin Sheen) in Francis Ford Coppola movie but was fired a few weeks after some rehearsals, and as known to many, the film starts with Willard lying on a bed with The Doors song playing in the background. See more »
not just a great start - a great movie on its own...
they make this film seem as in its just an art-house good college try for martin scorsese, who'd become one of the best directors (who has never yet gotten an oscar) of our time - but i think this film is fantastic on its own. i really can't explain it much except that watching this movie is like reading kerouac, you'll either love it (get it) or hate it (not understand it)...
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